Instant Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs

meatballs sitting in a green plate with grape jelly sauce

So much of the workload still have to cook for dinner? Then you've come to the right place!

The Instant Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs recipe is very simple yet so delicious and doesn't require any struggle to do!

meatballs sitting in a green plate with grape jelly sauce

A quick and easy recipe full of flavors is gonna be loved by your kids and family! Plus a recipe containing meatballs? No chance of any leftover!

And the magic about is that you would get confused that how a grape jelly in meatballs can taste so amazingly delicious that would make you craving for more!

Why This Recipe Works

The delicious meatballs dipped in the sweet and savory sauce made with jelly, chili sauce, and spice mix would make you its real fan! The simple and quick recipe that everyone's gonna love at your home 🙂

And your Instant Pot would let you cook this in 18 minutes only! So why not give a try to the easiest recipe you would ever get to know!!

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Recipe Ingredients

Chilli Sauce - A perfect mix of chilies, tomatoes, onions, peppers, vinegar, and spices mostly available at every store. I use 'Heinz Chilli Sauce' as it never gets short in the market but if you don't find any, feel free to use barbeque sauce instead of it! This will also give an everlasting flavor to your sauce.

Grape Jelly - Grape Jelly in meatballs sounds so strange but believe me it's gonna rock your dish!! You can use any jar-packed grape jelly or also homemade whatever you prefer. But 'Welch's Grape Jelly' is one of my recommendations to use.

Spices - Most recipes you'll find on the internet don't contain spices in Grape Jelly Meatballs but I've used Cayenne Powder and Black Pepper to give this recipe some balanced spicy touch.

Meatballs - I've used frozen meatballs in my recipe. Use them frozen while cooking. You can also make meatballs at home. Get an idea of how to prepare meatballs from our Swedish Meatballs recipe :))

How to Make

Pour 12 oz of Chili Sauce into an Instant Pot.

Add 32 oz of Grape Jelly to it.

Add 1 teaspoon of Cayenne to it.

Add ½ teaspoon of Black Pepper to it.

Press Saute and saute the ingredients for 5 minutes until simmers.

Now, Add the frozen meatballs to the Instant Pot.

Cover the lid. Cook them at high pressure and set timings for 12 minutes. Then give it a quick release.

Dish out the yummy Grape Jelly Meatballs and serve it to your tummy with some steamed Rice or Egg Noodles!

How to Serve

If you're serving the Grape Jelly Meatballs as an appetizer, Serve it with the buttery and creamy Mashed Potatoes or have them with some grilled barbeque corns. They make a heart-melting combination when paired with Grape Jelly Meatballs :))

You can also simply have them with roasted green beans and potatoes. So light- So yummy!

Or have them as a main course with the spicy Rice Pilaf, It's the type of combo you can serve over and over again and would always get a happy reaction to :))

Looking for more ideas? Check out What to Serve With Grape Jelly Meatballs.

Recipe FAQs

Can I store and reheat later?

Yes, you can store it for 3-4 days in a refrigerator in an airtight container. Or for 4-5 months in the freezer. For reheating purposes, thaw it overnight in the fridge and reheat it for an hour or two on the stovetop. Add in some chili sauce and some water during reheating so it will get a texture like a freshly cooked dish!

Can I use any other flavored jelly instead of grape jelly?

Yes obviously! Use cranberry canned sauce (or homemade Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce), raspberry preserves, apricot preserves, or any other flavor you want in your dish.

More Meatball Recipes

Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs

Instant Pot Pasta and Meatballs (one-pot meal)

Instant Pot BBQ Sweet Meatballs (from frozen)

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs (from Ikea)

meatballs sitting in a green plate with grape jelly sauce

Instant Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs

These flavor-packed meatballs are the perfect appetizer for any occasion!
4.67 from 6 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe, grape jelly meatballs, instant pot, quick recipe
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Corrie


  • 12 oz chili sauce
  • 32 oz grape jelly
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 lb meatballs


  • Pour chili sauce into an instant pot.
  • Add grape jelly, cayenne, and black pepper to it.
  • Saute it for 5 minutes.
  • Then add the meatballs to the instant pot and cook them at high pressure for 12 minutes.
  • Give it a quick release and serve the deliciously appetizing meatballs with some slider rolls and enjoy!


Calories: 10389kcal Carbohydrates: 795g Protein: 466g Fat: 580g Saturated Fat: 214g Polyunsaturated Fat: 52g Monounsaturated Fat: 257g Cholesterol: 1960mg Sodium: 5217mg Potassium: 8563mg Fiber: 13g Sugar: 603g Vitamin A: 1028IU Vitamin C: 100mg Calcium: 570mg Iron: 29mg



  • There's no need to thaw the meatballs. Use them frozen.
  • This recipe gives a good consistency of sauce but if you want the sauce to be thicker, add some corn starch to water and stir. Then add this mixture to the sauce.
  • You can change this recipe up a bit too depends on how much sweet or spicy you want it to be.
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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs

  1. 5 stars
    I don't have an Instant Pot..could I use my slow cooker for this? If so, how long would you think? Or maybe bake them in the oven?

    1. Not a stupid question! I use raw meatballs but you could also use cooked frozen meatballs. If they are already cooked, they just need to be heated through, so you can probably reduce the cook time a bit.

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