Easy Game Day Snacks – Meatballs & Breadsticks Recipes

by Meghan Fitz on October 28, 2011

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It’s not really a party until someone busts out the meatballs. These are literally the easiest thing ever and they taste so freaking delicious.

Easy Game-Day Meatballs


  •  1 bag frozen meatballs (turkey is fine if you prefer that)
  • 1 jar Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 jar grape jelly


Put all of the ingredients in a slow cooker (or in a saucepan on the stove), and cook on low for about three hours. Stir occasionally to make sure the meatballs are evenly sauced.

Recommended: Serve with those little toothpicks with the cool paper on the end so you look fancy.

Easy Game-Day Bacon-Wrapped Breadsticks

I think this is based on a Paula Deen recipe and, seriously, my male cousins and brothers cannot stop eating them so if you’re looking to impress the menfolk, bring these!

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  • 1 package of breadsticks (the long, hard ones not the soft doughy ones…that’s what she said)
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (totally optional if you are a wuss about heat)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


Cut the bacon in half to make long, skinny strips. Wrap one piece of bacon around each breadstick. Place breadsticks on a cookie sheet, and cook in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes.

While breadsticks are cooking, mix Parmesan, garlic powder and cayenne together in a bowl. Once breadsticks are done, remove from the oven and sprinkle with the Parmesan mixture. Bake for another 10 minutes, or until the bacon is brown and crispy.

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Instead of the latest thriller or romantic novel, Meghan reads cookbooks before she goes to bed. She is surrounded by a big family full of wonderful cooks and is constantly in awe of how her mom throws together a meal for 30 without breaking a sweat. Meghan thinks cilantro tastes like socks, gags at the taste of raw onion, thinks that buffalo chicken should be its own food group and can’t get enough New Orleans cooking or Italian food.
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