Mini Hot Dogs ‘n’ Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 3 hours


8 cups

Updated: Jan. 29, 2022
Hot appetizers don't come much easier than this recipe. It's so popular I usually double the recipe if I have a larger slow cooker. You can vary the meats to suit your family's tastes, or increase the heat factor by using a spicier barbecue or spaghetti sauce. Serve with fancy party picks. —Andrea Chamberlain, Macedon, New York


  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs
  • 1 package (16 ounces) miniature hot dogs or smoked sausages
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low until heated through, 3-4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 289 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 1447mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.