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As they say, a party is only as good as the food…and the best way to start the party on the right foot is with some delicious appetizers!

However, with so many options for appetizers, it isn’t always easy to decide what appetizers to prepare for your guests.

From meatballs and spreads to jalapeno bites and pizza rolls, we’ve put together a list of the ten best appetizers to impress your family and friends at the next big get-together.

1. Pizza Rolls

Pizza rolls with basil and sauce on a wooden table

Who doesn’t love pizza rolls? For your next party try this savory twist on pizza rolls made with Coleman Natural’s Uncured Polish Kielbasa. Add extra marinara for dipping sauce on the side!

2. Jalapeno Cheddar Brat Bites

Jalapeno cheddar brat bites on a white plate

Try this easy bite-sized snack, using Budweiser Jalapeño Cheddar Brats! Slice the brats into coin-size pieces, saute in a skillet, and skewer with a toothpick, a cube of cheddar, and a jalapeno slice. Serve with two or three mustards or other condiments for dipping.

For some flavor variety choose whole grain mustard, horseradish mustard, or a dijonnaise. Flavored mayos (like sriracha or chipotle lime) work well, too. Add this to your next party platter, everyone will enjoy this with a little added spicy kick!

3. Bacon, Caramelized Onion, and Goat Cheese Rugelach

Bacon and cheese rugelach sitting on a white serving dish

Delicious to eat and fun to make, rugelach (pronounced rug-a-lah) are miniature crescent-rolled pastries. While most have the classic cream cheese or sour cream dough, the filling and topping combinations are endless! Are you a big fan of goat cheese? Try these simple roll-ups with savory Coleman Natural bacon and caramelized onion.

4. Pulled Pork Egg Rolls with BBQ Sauce

Pulled pork egg rolls with BBQ sauce

Try this unique twist on the classic egg roll, with Budweisers BBQ pulled pork! Egg rolls can be fried instead of baked, depending on if you’re avoiding oils, or want an extra crispy bite. Heat about an inch of canola oil or peanut oil in a deep skillet to about 350° F and fry the egg rolls a few at a time until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with a dipping sauce and enjoy!

5. Candied Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Candied bacon wrapped shrimp

Who doesn’t love candied bacon? Try wrapping it with shrimp for a quick appetizer that can be served hot or at room temperature. These candied bacon-wrapped shrimp are sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Serve with toothpicks for sampling. Coleman Natural Bacon is the perfect product to use, all-natural and smoked with bold classic flavor!

6. Asian-Inspired Pork Meatballs with Hoisin Sauce

Asian-Inspired Pork Meatballs with Hoisin Sauce

Try this fun twist on meatballs with an Asian flair, these are delightfully savory & sweet! Serve on top of rice or vegetables for an easy and filling meal if you need more sustenance. These ground pork meatballs can also be served with extra hoisin sauce for delicious dipping!

7. Mini Corn Dogs on a Stick

Mini corn dogs on a stick with mustard and ketchup

Bring the state fair home with this fun snack for kids (or kids at heart!). Mini corn dogs on a stick can serve as a fun appetizer for any event, or even a quick lunch or dinner paired with a healthy side. Our Coleman Natural uncured all-beef hot dogs are low in sodium and contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover hot dogs!

8. Bacon-Wrapped Brat Bites

Bacon wrapped brat bites on a wooden serving board

This recipe is a keto dieter’s best friend. Need appetizer options to feed a diet-conscious crowd? Look no further than these bacon wrapped bratwursts with a sweet or spicy glaze. Ready in under 30 mins! There’s nothing quite like that savory crunch from delicious Coleman Natural bacon! Just the smell is enough to lure busy adults away from their personal to-do’s and into the kitchen. Use sriracha or hot mustard to make this brat appetizer have a little kick!

9. Corn Muffin Hot Dog Sliders

hot dog corn muffin sliders on gray plate

Try this delicious twist on the slider, by adding Coleman Natural hot dogs, and switch out the bun for a corn muffin! An easy 30-minute or less appetizer, or afternoon snack for the kids. This recipe makes 12 muffins, a creative way to use up leftover hot dogs!

10. Cheddar Apple Meatballs

Cheddar Apple Meatballs

This is a delicious and simple meatball recipe everyone will love made with Coleman Natural 80/20 ground pork combined with savory cheddar and sweet apple. Double the recipe and after the pork meatballs cool, try freezing half in an air-tight container for up to one month as leftovers.

Why Should You Use Coleman Natural Bacon for Your Next Appetizer Recipe?

All pork at Coleman Natural is sourced from American family farms, which never use antibiotics or added hormones and practice high standards for animal care. Hogs are raised crate-free on a healthy vegetarian diet, so you can feel good about what you’re serving to your family. Our scrumptious bacon is a 2021 Parent Tested Parent Approved winner, it’s loved by families for its rich smoky flavor, no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and no added nitrates or nitrites!

And it’s not just our bacon that helps you feed your family better. All of our products are made with no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Ready to get cooking? All of our products are convenient to find at your local grocery store.

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