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A pile of meatballs and bacon brushed with barbeque sauce, stuck on wooden skewers.

Hey there! Who’s loving this balmy weather?! I mean, after a week of the Polar Vortex, we considered busting out the swimsuits! Ok, maybe not quite, but man does it feel good. I was hoping to get this post out a little sooner, but what can I say…..we were enjoying the fresh air and having fun with bubbles!

A toddler and her mom playing with bubbles outside in slow gear.

I realize this post is very last minute for Super Bowl Sunday, but I promise it’s super easy and has just THREE ingredients! (So yes, you can go through the express lane at Hy-Vee, even if you need to add a case of beer;)) Enjoy the warm weather, friends, football and FOOD tomorrow!! ~Kelsey

Close up shot of a wooden skewer with meat balls and bacon in front of more skewers in a pile, a football, and a mug of beer.

Other Appetizer Faves

Chicken & Waffle Skewers

Healthier Stuffed Mushrooms

Hot Chocolate Snack Mix

Game Day Skewers

Servings -10 skewers – This is the winning recipe for game day…..with just 3 ingredients, it’s easy to make and super easy to enjoy!


-1 (26 oz) bag of 1/2-oz meatballs, thawed
-10 strips thick sliced bacon 
-1 c barbeque sauce


1. Preheat the oven to 375F.  Soak wooden skewers.

2. Line a baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.

3. Build the skewer – start with the bacon, then alternate with a meatball, bacon, meatball, etc., until there are 5 meatballs on the skewer. (See photo above)
4. Bake for 15 minutes.
5. Flip the skewers and brush barbeque sauce on the skewers.
6. Bake 5 minutes.
7. Flip the skewers and brush with barbeque sauce so there is sauce on all sides of the meatballs. 
8.  Bake an additional 5 minutes.
9. Serve warm and enjoy!

More Options

-You’ll probably want to make a couple batches of these….they’re just that good!
-Use any kind of barbeque sauce you like.  We are big-time Sweet Baby Ray fans, but any kind will do!
-If you want smaller bite-size appetizers (rather than a full skewer), simply wrap a meatball with 1/2 slice of bacon, secure with a toothpick and bake that way.  Remove the toothpick before serving.

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  1. I would like to make these. Are the meatballs precooked or raw? I wanmeatballs and I am not familiar with store bought bags.
    Thank you

    1. They’re precooked! You should be able to find them in the freezer section at the grocery store.