Ultimate Party Meatballs Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ultimate Party Meatballs Recipe
  • READY IN 22 mins

Ultimate Party Meatballs

Recipe by  

"It doesn't get any easier than this. Three ingredients, fifteen minutes and tons of flavor that'll knock your socks off! This meal idea combines the spice of chili sauce, with the tart bite of cranberries. This sauce gives a great contrast to your favorite Johnsonville Meatballs. This dish is ready for all occasions, or whenever you feel the urge to party down!"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 28 appetizers Change Servings


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sauces and cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth. Add meatballs. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Kitchen-Friendly View
  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 17 mins
  • READY IN 22 mins


  • Slow cooker option: Place meatballs into a slow cooker. In a bowl, combine sauces; pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

Reviews More Reviews

Jan 25, 2014

Tried it this way and was very good. The traditional staple at our parties, though, use a jar of grape jelly. Experiment. Any fruit jelly type arrangement with the chili sauce should be good. I do think I prefer our grape jelly/chili sauce combo though. You can also use cocktail weenies. Our recipe calls for making and cooking in crockpot on low--much better blending and "together" flavor than this 15 minutes.

Apr 04, 2014

So simple and so delicious! I have made this a half dozen times and always a crowd pleaser. I use the cocktail size frozen meatballs. I cook the cranberry sauce and chili sauce on medium heat until well blended. Add the frozen meatballs and cook for @ 15 minutes and then transfer to a crock pot. Good to go!


7 Ratings

Jan 25, 2014

I'm going to make this tomorrow but I am skeptical that 24oz of frozen meatballs can be Cooke through in 15 minutes. I'm guessing this is a post from somebody at Johnsonville. I'm sure any meatballs will do. I'll update my post tomorrow.

Jan 25, 2014

I've been making this recipe for a couple of years. It is very crock-pot friendly and is a big hit at our church luncheons.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 212 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Go Pro!

In Season

Fresh Summer Meals
Fresh Summer Meals

Enjoy the bright days of summer with easy recipes.

Do Healthy Your Way
Do Healthy Your Way

Low-fat, low-carb, paleo, vegan. Get recipes for your lifestyle.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Related Videos

Johnsonville® Three Cheese Pasta Primavera

Looking for a flavorful sausage recipe without all the fat? This is it!

Spicy Orange Bison Balls

See how to make a lower-fat version of cocktail meatballs.

Swedish Meatballs

Learn how to make Swedish meatballs for appetizers or as a main dish.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States