Super Easy Appetizers

Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away. What you are making for the big game day party? Here are a couple of quick recipes you can make for a home or away party.

This first recipe an old co-worker made for a work holiday party. I have also served them at a baby shower and a wine tasting. Kids and adults love them.

Pigs in a Blanket – Crescent Roll Style

1 package of Little Smokies
1 package of crescent rolls (I like the round crescent rolls best for this recipe.)

Cut one crescent roll into approximately six pieces. Wrap around little smokie and place on baking sheet. Continue until packages are finished. Cook at 350 degrees for approximately 8 – 10 minutes. Serve with an assortment of condiments (mustard, ketchup, barbeque sauce, etc.)

This second recipe I made for my New Year’s Eve.

Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

1 package of meatballs
1 package of bacon
A jar of BBQ sauce
Toothpicks

Cut bacon into half. Wrap the half slice of bacon around an individual meatball. Secure with a toothpick. Place in 13 x 9 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes. Flip and brush tops with your favorite barbeque sauce. Cover with foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Note: I’ve made this with turkey meatballs and turkey bacon. It was still good.

This is recipe is one of my sister’s favorites. I made it for the first time last summer. It was actually an old recipe from a Betty Crocker Halloween cookbook. I think the ham and cheese bites are also a great breakfast recipe.

Ham & Cheese Bites

1 pkg. refrigerator biscuits
1/2 c. lean ham, chopped
1/2 c. cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
chopped parsley

Spray a muffin tin. Flatten biscuits and fill with ham and cheese. Pinch closed and place in muffin tin, seam-side down. Brush with egg and sprinkle with parsley. Bake 425 degrees for 8 minutes or until golden.

This last recipe I got off the side of a Velveeta package. I like it because it isn’t your standard spinach and artichoke or Ro-tel dip. It has bacon but I think it could be omitted for a still tasty dish.

Cheesy Spinach & Bacon Dip

1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed
4 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1 can Ro-tel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
8 slices of bacon, cooked crisp

Combine ingredients in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir. Heat another 2 minutes or until mixture is completely blended. Note: You can keep this in a crockpot on a low heat to enjoy throughout your party.

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One response

  1. We like to use the Cheddar Cheese Smokies for our Pigs in a Blanket! Izzy always asks for “Lil Mokies an Mac N Cheese” and Branden even made them for our New Years feast.

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