Ultimate Party Meatballs

I received Heinz®, Johnsonville® and Ocean Spray® products in exchange for sharing this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Our daughter loves meatballs.  It’s one of her favorite foods to eat.  Maybe because they’re a “mini” food, I don’t know but if meatballs are on the menu, she’s a happy girl.  Last May when her BFF graduated from high school, at her open house party there was a slow cooker full of meatballs.  Amber was in heaven, as a matter of fact she was talking about those meatballs all summer (yeah, she needs some more extra curricular activities apparently).  So I caved and asked what the recipe was.  Much to my surprise it was simply the recipe on the back of a Heinz Chili Sauce bottle which include that, some canned Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce and Johnsonville Classic Italian Meatballs <– frozen ones no less.  I mean how much simpler can the ultimate party meatballs be to make?!

Fast forward 5 months and I was asked to make the recipe and share the results with you.   TA DA!

These meatballs are perfect for just about anything from dinner at home, parties, and game days.  You name it these meatballs will get eaten up!  I love that there are a couple of ways to make them too (although admittedly the slow cooker way is my favorite, since it’s a fix it and forget type deal!).  We’ve been invited to a potluck in a couple of weeks, and I already know I’m going to be bringing these along to it!

Have you ever made the Ultimate Party Meatballs before?   If not, I encourage you to; three ingredients = total tastiness!


  1. Those meatballs look amazing!! I'll have to see if I can fit them into my menu for our Halloween party!

  2. I haven't tried Ultimate Party Meatballs but they look really good.

  3. Oh my gosh, with cranberries! That sounds so good!

  4. Cranberries?!?!BRILLIANCE!! This sounds SO good and I love canned cranbery!!!! MUST try!!!

  5. tammie says:

    Add a side of mash potatos and it is supper. yum

  6. I have never had it with cranberry sauce before. We always make it with grape jelly. I'll have to try it this way next time!

  7. I'm going to have to try making these! I hate making meatballs but my girls love them too. Easy weeknight dinner addition 🙂

  8. I've never heard of this combo…especially with the cranberry sauce!

  9. Yummy! I have some meatball fans in my house too!!

  10. Those look so tasty!

  11. I love when people serve meatballs at parties. YUM!

  12. your meatballs would be a hit here. tHey look delicious

  13. Yum! There are few things I love more than cocktail meatballs!

  14. Oh yum, I love meatballs.

  15. Sounds like my daughter. I love when they put them out as appetizers too!

  16. I bet these would go fast at a party.

  17. Lol — they must be super good! I haven't made this exact recipe but I have a ketchup + grape jelly one that I do for the holidays. SUPER yummy!

  18. Mmmm, meatballs!

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