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Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs Recipe

These Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs are an easy slow cooker appetizer that is chocked full of a sweet and tangy, and a little bit spicy flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Meatball recipe, Easy slow cooker appetizer, Honey bbq meatballs in the slow cooker, Slow Cooker Meatballs
Servings: 8
Calories: 416kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Small Saucepan
  • spatula


  • 2 pounds frozen meatballs
  • ½ cup honey
  • cup buffalo wing sauce
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade  (can also use apricot jam)
  • 2 Tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ¾ reaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour frozen meatballs into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together sauce ingredients until brown sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour sauce on top of meatballs.
  • Place lid on top of slow cooker and cook on LOW heat for 2-5 hours or until meatballs are warmed through.
  • You can serve these as-is like an appetizer or put them on top of cooked pasta or cooked rice for a yummy main dish.


  • It takes about 4-5 hours on low heat to cook frozen meatballs (or 2-3 hours on high heat).
  • You can leave them in the warm setting for longer, but after a few hours they may start to toughen and become chewier.


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg