It’s no secret that I love a good Trader Joe’s shortcut (see my frozen gnocchi recipes!). On a recent spin around my Trader Joe’s store, I was hunting for some Super Bowl snack inspiration and got an idea to dress up their frozen mini party meatballs. They’re delicious, crowd-pleasing, bite-sized meatballs  (any mini frozen meatball will work!) and I spiced them up with a sauce that combines their Jalapeño sauce with some zesty ranch. They’re a fun alternative to the traditional buffalo chicken flavors we usually have during a Super Bowl viewing party, the jalapeño packs a spicy punch and the ranch gives it a cool balance. Just three simple ingredients that combine for a flavor-packed game day bite! Get the easy recipe below: 

Three-Ingredient Trader Joe's Jalapeño Ranch Meatballs
  • Frozen Mini Meatballs
  • Trader Joe's Jalapeño Sauce
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Chopped fresh cilantro and jalapeño slices, optional
  1. Thaw and cook the frozen meatballs in the oven until they're warmed through.
  2. While they're cooking, combined the Trader Joe's Jalapeño Sauce with an equal part of ranch dressing in a bowl. Stir together and taste; for a milder sauce add more ranch dressing, for a spicier version add more jalapeño sauce.
  3. Toss the warmed meatballs with the Jalapeño-ranch sauce, and garnish with fresh cilantro and jalapeño slices. Serve immediately.