Monday, March 30, 2015

Meatball Sandwich Muffins

I don't know about you, but I do love a Hot Meatball Sandwich.  On those rare occasion that we eat at a Sub shop, the Hot Meatball Sandwich is usually the one I order.  These muffins are inspired by my love for those Meatball Sandwiches. These are made with bread dough and stuffed with pre-made meatballs and chunks of Mozzarella cheese. Dip them in Marinara Sauce and they are Mm Mm good. For this recipe I did use pre made bread dough, like I did for the Reuben Muffins for convenience sake, but of course, you can use whatever kind of dough you would like.  Also, this recipe now a class offered on Skillshare , so if you are interested in the video, just click this link.


Cheese Slices

and bread dough are all the ingredients you need to make these.

Serve Warm 

With Marinara or Spaghetti Sauce

Meatball Sandwich Muffins

Bread dough: 24 frozen dinner rolls, thawed  (about 2 1/2 pounds bread dough)
24 Pre made Meatballs
24  slices Mozerella or Provolone Cheese (about 2 inches by 2 inches)
Marinara Sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll and stretch each roll until it is about 4 inches across.
  3. Top with cheese and then Meatball.
  4. Stretch dough over meatball and cheese.
  5. Squeeze dough together at the seems, to form a dough ball.
  6. Place in greased Muffin Tin.
  7. Allow to rise 30 - 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  8. Bake 15 -20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes before serving.
  10. Serve with Marinara Sauce for dipping.
  11. Enjoy!


and bite….

and dip and….

bite…. and dip and….

bite…. its like exercise… really it is.


  1. It is time to do a muffin book! Every time I arrive to get a peak, you fill me up with ideas and inspiration. Such a brilliant idea!!

  2. These look so wonderful!! I can't get over the step by step tutorial. These rolls are truly amazing, what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing your secrets for us, these recipes are like treasure!