Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Meatball Hero on a Stick

Meatball Hero on a Stick

This is such a fun idea! Also, delicious of course! Oh, and very easy to make because the meatballs are skewered onto the sticks while raw! So everything is baked in about 15 minutes! 
This is perfect for lunch or as an appetizer. I actually served it for dinner with a salad. All I did was use my favorite meatball recipe, along with my favorite tomato sauce recipe to create this very unique and yummy meal. The bread part is just Pillsbury breadstick dough. You know, the kind you get in those cardboard tubes that you peel and crack open on the countertop! To make it even easier you can use store bought, premade, meatballs and jarred sauce.

Ready to be baked!
You just skewer the raw (or thawed, store bought) meatballs onto the sticks with the breadstick dough, as shown above. Then bake at 375 degrees F on a parchment lined cookie sheet until the meatballs are cooked and dough is browned. Remove from oven and add shredded mozzarella while still hot. Serve with warm tomato sauce for dipping. My family loved these. They were very impressed by the presentation! Not the same old, same old meatball hero! 
This would be fun to serve at parties!

I found this recipe on a food blog called Cookies & Cups. She used a turkey meatball recipe for hers! Go check it out because I don't have my meatball recipe posted yet! Come to think of it, I also don't have my tomato sauce recipe posted yet! I know...I know...I need to do that someday! I promise I will!

Meatball Hero on a Stick
Meatball Hero on a Stick

36 small meatballs, raw or thawed store bought
1 can Pillsbury Original Breadsticks, 12 count
1 cup shredded mozzarella
2-3 cups warm marinara sauce for dipping
12 long wooden skewers

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Open the can of breadstick dough and separate each breadstick.
Lightly stretch each breadstick piece.
Take a skewer and starting with one piece of the dough,
 skewer one end onto the stick.
Then add a meatball. Fold the dough over the meatball
and skewer it. Do this until you have 3 meatballs weaved
onto each stick.
Leave space in between meatballs and dough
so that dough can expand while baking.
Repeat with all 12 sticks.
I was able to fit 6 meatball skewers onto each cookie sheet,
leaving room between each stick for expansion during baking.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked
and dough has browned nicely.
Then remove from oven and while still hot,
add shredded mozzarella onto each meatball.
Mozzarella should melt within a few minutes.
Serve warm with warm marinara sauce for dipping.



  1. What a great concept!! Will definitely have to make and give to my kids.


    1. Hi George! I hope you'll do that and let me know! Thank you! =D


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