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30 New Year’s Eve Recipes

Festive appetizers, succulent main dishes, fun cocktails, and sweet morsels help ring in the New Year right. You’ll find favorite New Year’s Eve Recipes for everyone.

New Year's Eve Recipe Collection including appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and dessert.

It’s time to ring in the new year; whether you’re having a big party or enjoying the evening at home with family, these new year’s eve recipes will help make your celebration extra delicious.


New Year’s Eve is synonymous with appetizers and tasty morsels. Here are our favorite go-to recipes to share with friends and family.

Main Dishes

If a New Year’s Eve dinner is what you’re after, these main dishes are our favorites for celebrating the year.

Cocktails and Drinks

These are the best cocktails to mix up, as they’re easy and most can be prepared ahead of time, so you can mingle with friends and family instead of playing bartender.


January may mean healthier eating, but a New Year’s Eve gathering still deserves a few really good treats.

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grape jelly meatballs.

New Year’s Eve Recipes | Grape Jelly Meatballs

5 from 1 vote
These super easy Grape Jelly Meatballs are made extra-delicious with honey BBQ sauce!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 50
Author: Amy Dong


  • 50 Meatballs, Store-bought or homemade, fully cooked
  • 18 oz Grape Jelly
  • 18 oz Honey BBQ Sauce
  • Optional Garnishes: chopped chives or parsley


  • In the slow cooker, combine the grape jelly and honey BBQ sauce. Stir until well combined. Add frozen meatballs. Stir to fully coat meatballs with sauce.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5 hours, occasionally stirring midway. Garnish as desired and serve warm.


  • Use your favorite brand of Honey BBQ sauce, such as Sweet Baby Ray’s. 
  • Meatballs can be kept on “warm” setting in slow cooker throughout the party. 
  • Meatballs can be made 1-2 days ahead of time and gently reheated in the slow cooker. 
  • Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in fridge for up to a week. 
  • Serve meatballs with Easy Dinner Rolls, Creamy Caesar Salad, or Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes.
  • If you liked this recipe, please come back and give it a rating – we ❤️ hearing from you! 
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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Amerian
Diet: Gluten Free
Method: Crockpot, Slow Cooker

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