Party Meatball Recipe

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The holidays are here and that means there are tons of parties happening. I am always big on making yummy dishes for these parties. If you are looking for my recipes using Kraft products head on over HERE there are tons of recipes.

What I love about party food is that it can be tons of flavor in one bite – and that is what this meatball is all about. Plus they are really easy to make and I cannot wait to share the recipe with you.

I went to my local Walmart and the first thing I picked up were Cracker Barrel Cheese Trays. I am so excited to find these – I am a cheese girl and I love Cracker Barrel cheese – I love that they are cut for crackers or just enjoying. These trays are perfect to have on hand for your next party or whenever.

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I found the Cracker Barrel Cheese Trays in the cheese area at Walmart.

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I decided to make holiday meatballs to pair with the Cracker Barrel Cheese Trays – and boy is it a great combination.

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Yep this is everything you will need – for the glaze I am using cranberry sauce thinned with a little bit of water. These meatballs are so good you really do not need a glaze but I love that combination of sweet and savory especially with the Cracker Barrel Cheese Trays.

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You are simply going to mix the meatball ingredients together – make sure to fold everything together – you want to make sure to keep the texture of the meat very much similar to ground beef.

You will be pan frying the outside of the meatballs – simply place the pan in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes

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Make sure to cut one of the meatballs to make sure it is fully cooked

With a brush – brush the cranberry sauce onto the meatball

Add a tooth pick and enjoy!

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If you are look for more holiday recipes using Kraft products – go HERE

Party Meatball Recipe



  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons of ground sage
  • pinch of pepper
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup of Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • Cranberry Sauce


  1. In a mixing bowl fold together - ground beef, sage, pepper, salt, egg, and panko breadcrumbs
  2. Using an ice cream scoop - form the meatballs
  3. You should get about 15 meatballs for this mixture
  4. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat
  5. Pan fry the meatballs for about 3 minutes - you want a nice crust on the whole meatballs
  6. Bake the meatballs at 350 for about 15 minutes
  7. Using a brush - brush the cranberry sauce onto the cooked meatballs
  8. Enjoy!