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Italian Meatball Buns Recipe
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Italian Meatball Buns Recipe

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One of the greatest gifts I love to share with my six grandkids is making special recipes just for them. The meatballs inside the rolls are a savory surprise. —Trina Linder-Mobley, Clover, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 frozen bread dough dinner rolls
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 cups marinara sauce, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 bun with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 112 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Let dough stand at room temperature 25-30 minutes or until softened.
  2. Cut each roll in half. Wrap each portion around a meatball, enclosing meatball completely; pinch dough firmly to seal. Place on greased baking sheets, seam side down. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with oil; sprinkle with cheese and basil. Serve with marinara sauce. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Italian Meatball Buns in Taste of Home September/October 2013, p2-8

Nutritional Facts

1 bun with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 112 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

The whole family loved this recipe but especially the kids! I had to pass along to my 2 neighbors since their kids were at my house and loved them too!

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

The whole family loved this recipe. We will definitely be making these again. Can easily be doubled for a crowd.

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

I used Sam's Italian meat balls and Kroger's frozen yeast roll dough. It took about an hour for the dough to soften and only about 30 minutes to rise. We fixed them for a group of teens. They left the cookies and very quickly devoured the Meatball Buns!

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

These are awesome! My 12 year old daughter made these with no problems. They didn't last long on the table. It was a great appetizer dish. I did use frozen meatballs and they were very tasty. I will think about making my own meatballs to use next time but this recipe is definitely a keeper!

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

These were a hit with my boys and hubby alike! I didn't have any frozen roll dough but I had frozen loaves. I also made my own meatballs. Took longer because I had to cook my own meatballs but the idea was the same. I certainly will be using this recipe again. I am thinking I might make Mexican meatballs next time and have salsa to dip them in. YUMMO!

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