Homemade Mini Meatball and Sausage Skewers

Monday, February 27, 2017
Here is an easy crowd-pleaser for any party and you'll never make enough I promise! Mini meatballs and sausage skewers are always a huge hit!

Whether it's gameday, a birthday party or just a family and friends gathering, these easy-baked meatballs and sausage on a stick are fun delicious finger food.

They're easy to make with simple herbs and spices, ground pork, and ground beef, baked on lined parchment baking sheets and served alone or with warm marinara and garlic toast, these will gone in a New York minute!

Just out our serving ideas below they're all pretty simple and when in a hurry use a store-bought jarred sauce like Alfredo or marinara and keep that on the side for dipping these in!

For a copy of both homemade recipes that are at the end of this post in a printable recipe card, hit print and the ad will all go away for easy reading ability.

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Mini Meatballs and Italian Sausage Skewers Grocery List(all measurements in the recipe card at the bottom just hit print)

  • Ground Beef
  • Ground Pork
  • fennel seed
  • herbs
  • garlic
  • grated cheese
  • eggs
  • bread crumbs
  • salt, pepper
  • paprika

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Tool for Mini Meatball and Sausage Appetizers

  1. toothpick or small skewers for appetizers
  2. baking sheets
  3. parchment paper
  4. mixing bowl
  5. melon ball scoop for meatballs
baked sausage skewers on a stick on a cookie sheet

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Serving Ideas

  1. warmed jarred or homemade marinara sauce
  2. jarred or homemade Alfredo sauce
  3. sweet and sour sauce
  4. hot sauce
  5. condiments of any kind
  6. brown gravy
  7. check out our homemade sauces and our list of 18 dipping sauce recipes

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Homemade Mini Meatball and Sausage Skewers

Homemade Mini Meatball and Sausage Skewers

Mini Meatballs and Sausage Appetizers for a large party and crowd. Baked and ready to be dipped in a warm marinara or another sauce you prefer.


  • Meatballs Appetizer:
  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or dried Italian parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Mix all the above for meatball mixture in a bowl and set aside.
  • Italian Sausage Appetizers:
  • 2 pounds of ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup mixed dried Italian herbs
  • 3 tablespoons of paprika
  • 2 eggs
  • Mix all the above ingredients for sausage in a bowl and set aside.


  1. For Meatballs:
  2. Roll by hand or use a melon ball scoop to make round balls and set them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees until crispy around 35 to 40 minutes.
  4. Add toothpicks while warm and serve on a platter.
  5. For Sausage:
  6. Shape them by hand like logs and set them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees until crispy around 35 to 40 minutes.
  8. Add toothpicks while warm and serve on a platter.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

10.13 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.8 g

Carbs (grams)

1.85 g

Fiber (grams)

0.52 g

Net carbs

1.35 g

Sugar (grams)

0.16 g

Protein (grams)

8.85 g

Sodium (milligrams)

57.31 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

49.44 mg

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