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Caprese Meatballs

These are a perfect appetizer or snack for upcoming spring and summer occasions, from Angie McGowan.

This recipe is provided by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association and Angie McGowan from Eclectic Recipes.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 36 fully cooked meatballs (from frozen and cooked per pkg. directions)
  • 36 basil leaves
  • 36 mozzarella pearls
  • 1 jar your favorite (or homemade) marinara sauce
  • 36 toothpicks


Heat meatballs according to package directions. Heat marinara sauce too.

Assemble heated meatballs, basil leaf, and mozzarella pearl on toothpick. Spoon marinara sauce on small or large appetizer plates. Then assemble meatballs in the sauce. 

Caprese Shopping Tip

Buy lettuce that is crisp and free of blemishes.

Caprese Cooking Tip

Before dressing, keep your salad chilled in the refrigerator to stay crisp.