Meatball Bombs

Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Total 30 mins

Meatball Bombs - garlic butter topped meatball & cheese stuffed bombs!

These Meatball Bombs are stuffed with marinara, meatball and cheese, then wrapped in dough and topped with a seasoned garlic butter. They are quick to make and have so much flavor!

Spaghetti and Meatballs is one of our favorite weeknight meals around here. I buy my meatballs already prepared (not cooked, but seasoned and rolled into balls) already at Publix and it makes an amazing quick weeknight dinner that the whole family will eat!

Meatball Bombs - garlic butter topped meatball & cheese stuffed bombs!

A lot of times we just eat the leftovers for lunch or turn them into a big meatball sub for Jorge, but I wanted to do something new with them.

I thought of all those “bombs” that people make with pepperoni and I thought why the heck not try it with meatballs. BEST IDEA EVER. Jorge downed 4 of these in literally two minutes. And dare I say, they were so much better than the classic with pepperoni!

Meatball Bombs - garlic butter topped meatball & cheese stuffed bombs!

They are really easy to make as you can see here. You just flatten out the canned biscuit dough and fill it with a meatball, sauce and cheese.

Fold it up into a little ball and press down to seal the edges. Then top it with seasoned garlic butter and bake. I baked them on a silicone baking mat (ps if you get that one, it fits perfect in this big 18 x 13 jelly roll pan), because they might leak a little sauce and they can stick to a regular pan. If you don’t have a silicone mat, use parchment paper!

Meatball Bombs - garlic butter topped meatball & cheese stuffed bombs!

If you are looking for something to please the whole family – these Meatball Bombs are that something. They are a great way to repurpose leftover meatballs, but if you don’t have any leftover — you can always use frozen cooked meatballs instead!

I can imagine these being perfect for a football party, an appetizer, or shoveling them in for lunch like we did. Either way, I know you are all going to love these!

Note: If your meatball is a really large meatball, cut them in half when stuffing them in the dough. Make sure and seal the bottom (pinch the dough together) so they don’t open while baking.

Yield: 8 servings

Meatball Bombs

Meatball Bombs cut in half showing meatball with sauce on a white plate

These Meatball Bombs are stuffed with marinara, meatball and cheese, then wrapped in dough and topped with a seasoned garlic butter. They are quick to make and have so much flavor!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can (12 oz) Pillsbury Homestyle Butter Tastin’ refrigerated biscuits
  • 8 cooked Italian-style meatballs (if using frozen, let thaw completely)
  • 1 cup marinara/pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella or Italian blend)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Using your hands or a rolling pin, flatten each biscuit into a 4 inch round.
  3. Place 1 meatball and 2 tablespoons marinara in center of each dough round. Top with 2 tablespoons of cheese.
  4. Wrap dough around meatball and cheese, pressing edges to seal. Place seam side down, leaving room for spreading on prepared baking sheet. Continue until all biscuits have been completed.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic, Italian seasoning and salt. Evenly spoon on top of each biscuit.
  6. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 520mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

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Meatball Bombs - garlic butter topped meatball & cheese stuffed bombs!

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  1. Melody

    Me and my family are in love with the idea of meatball bombs; however, we all agreed Italian seasoning and the texture of biscuit weren’t quite right for us. I had leftover meatballs that were fantastic and I needed a way to re-imagine the leftovers. Canned biscuits have a wang or off taste to us; so I made buttermilk biscuit dough and sized for my meatballs. We’re going to try this again in the future but maybe use pizza dough or puff pastry would be really easy and delicious!! Overall it was still really good.

    GREAT idea!! & Thank you!

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  3. Jeffrey

    Just the perfect recipe to use up my leftover meatballs. I bought the small package of biscuits that have only five in them. As a single person, this recipe is perfect for me. One dinner and one snack served with a salad. I’m sure reheating the next days snack wont be a problem. Low and slow in the micro.

  4. Mandy Bodin

    What a gem! I’ve kept premade Italian meatballs in my freezer for easy night dinners. This night I wanted something a little different than spaghetti or subs but still time sufficient. I came across this recipe and decided to give it a go. I did add some ricotta I had but everything else was the same as far as the recipe calls for. This was definitely a favorite from the first bite! I can’t tell you enough how easy and wonderful this recipe is. Try it, you just might love it! 

  5. Julia Stearns @ Healthirony

    These meatball bombs just look so incredibly delicious and I am so craving a slice right now! Can I post it on my blog?

  6. Merry Jo Colbeck

    Made these meat bombs tonight for dinner they were a big hit.  My husband doesn’t like anything foo foo so I also made just plain meatballs. After I explained that the meat bombs weren’t just homemade rolls he decided to try one and really liked it.  My daughter tried one then went back in the kitchen came back with 5 on her plate.  So great recipe I made my meatballs from scratch I cooked them on the stove first and my oven cooks things pretty fast so it only took ten minutes in the oven.

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