Cocktail Parties are my favorite past time. I love to host or attend a super fun holiday cocktail party and since a lot of our friends are all in different places we like to host one a bit before Christmas just to get everyone together before the end of the year. I’ve perfect some of the quickest and easiest appetizers for said party and I’m sharing one of our favorites with you today, this Hot & Spicy Meatball recipe is absolutely delicious and seriously it’s super quick.
- 1 Bag Johnsonville Classic Italian Meatballs
- 2 Bottles Hot & Spicy BBQ Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Paprika
- 1 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Tbsp Cayenne Peppers
- Pour all of your ingredients in a large sauce pan
- Heat to a boil while stirring occasionally
- Cover and simmer on low for 25 minutes
You will be hard pressed to find a cocktail party appetizer recipe that gets any easier then this. It’s simple and delicious and equals almost no work. They’re always a crowd pleaser for us and it gives us time to really enjoy ourselves. This recipe is using the Johnsonville fully cooked meatballs, you can check out my other Johnsonville recipe here, for Sausage & Pepper Bread Bites which also happens to be perfect for a cocktail party as well!
You can save so much time using Johnsonville products around the holidays because they are already packed with flavor—saving a hostess plenty of prep time before guests arrive! In addition to sharing this recipe I thought I would share some of my best tips and tricks with y’all on how to host the perfect cocktail party. Whether you’re hosting for the holidays or beyond, these tips will for sure come in handy.
Make A List
And check it twice. This is the biggest tip I could give you, write everything down so that when you get to store you’re ready to go. Plus, write down what time you need to start prepping all of your food.
Be The Best DJ
Go ahead and make a playlist on your phone beforehand so you don’t have to worry the entire evening about keeping the music flowing.
Get Your Cleaning Supplies Ready
Stash extra paper towels and napkins so they’re easily accessible. Make sure you put a huge a stack of napkins by your appetizers.
No cocktail party would be complete without the actual cocktails. Come up with a signature cocktail that you can make easily and pass quickly. Try this one, you’ll love it and it’s perfect for the season.
Easy Appetizer Recipe
And of course, you need to make sure your stocked up on easy appetizers. This hot & spicy meatball appetizer will be the hit of your party. Johnsonville believes in bringing the family together, but the dish doesn’t have to be complicated. And this one surely is not.
Your cocktail party will be absolutely amazing and this recipe will make it that much better. I really love how incredibly easy the hot & spicy meatballs are. Just a few ingredients, all in one pot and heat.
Convenience is key for throwing holiday parties like cocktail parties; make it easier by incorporating Johnsonville into your favorite hors d’oeuvre.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville . The opinions and text are all mine.