meatballs in a blanket on a white plate with sauce

Meatballs in a Blanket

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    The sibling to pigs in a blanket you never knew existed but will forever love after you give this recipe a try!


    Move over pigs in a blanket, there’s a new meat wrapped in dough that’s going to give you a run for your money! 

    I’m one of those weird people who has never liked a hot dog (pause for reaction). I know, I know… it’s unusual, but don’t give up on me quite yet! I’ve always loved the pigs in a blanket concept, so I figured why not try it with meatballs?! 

    A huge reason why the pigs in a blanket recipe is so beloved is partly due to its simplicity and ease of using pre-made ingredients like mini hotdogs and pre-made dough. In an effort to keep things on the same easy level, we’re going to use pre-made frozen meatballs and Pillsbury pizza dough

    If my wacky announcement of hating hot dogs hasn’t scared you away yet, I hope you give this delicious meatballs in a blanket recipe a try!

    unbaked dough balls on a tray

    What Ingredients are Needed for Meatballs in a Blanket?

    Pillsbury Dough: I used Pillsbury’s refrigerated pizza crust dough. Break it open, roll it out, and slice into 15 equal pieces.

    Meatballs: This is meant to be a super easy, no fuss appetizer so we’re using frozen meatballs! I love the Italian Style ones from Trader Joe’s and eat them on the reg. Use whichever brand you prefer, just make sure to thaw them beforehand.

    Mozzarella Cheese: I used mini mozzarella balls for ease and simplicity!

    Pizza Sauce: Pizza or marinara sauce dipping is absolutely essential!

    baked meatballs in a blanket on a tray

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    half eaten meatball in a blanket dipped in sauce

    How to Make Meatballs in a Blanket

    Prep: Preheat the oven to 400° F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and lightly spray with oil.

    Assemble: Unroll the dough onto a clean work surface and cut into 15 equal slices.

    Cut thawed meatballs in half and place one half, cut side down, onto each dough square. 

    Press one mini mozzarella ball onto each meatball. 

    Roll: Fold the four corners of each dough square up and over the meatball and mozzarella ball. Form into a ball using your hands. 

    Bake: Place all meatball buns on to the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes.

    Enjoy: Serve with warmed pizza sauce and enjoy!

    meatballs in a blanket on a white plate with sauce

    Meatballs in a Blanket

    The sibling to pigs in a blanket you never knew existed but will forever love after you give this recipe a try!


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 18 min |

    Total time: 28 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 5

    Ingredients:

    • 1 can, Pillsbury pizza crust dough
    • 15 mini balls, mozzarella cheese
    • 8 pre-made meatballs, sliced in half
    • 1 cup, warmed pizza sauce, for dipping

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 400° F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and lightly spray with oil.
    2. Unroll the dough onto a clean work surface and cut into 15 equal slices.
    3. Cut thawed meatballs in half and place one half, cut side down, onto each dough square. 
    4. Press one mini mozzarella ball onto each meatball. 
    5. Fold the four corners of each dough square up and over the meatball and mozzarella ball. Form into a ball using your hands. 
    6. Place all meatball buns on to the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes. Tops should be golden brown. 
    7. Serve with warmed pizza sauce and enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. Let the meatballs in a blanket cool for 1-2 minutes before biting into them, they will be hot hot hot!

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 3 balls

    Serves 5


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 379
    Total Fat 3g
      Saturated Fat 0g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 587mg
    Total Carbohydrate 37g
      Dietary Fiber 1g
      Sugars 5g
    Protein 7g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW- Meatballs in a Blanket


    Author: Christine

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    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: meatballs in a blanket, wrapped meatballs, meatballs wrapped in dough


    Ratings and reviews (1)

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    Maggi
    2 weeks ago

    Omg these are so tasty! So easy to make too! We made them to watch football on the couch :)

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 2 weeks ago

    that sounds so wonderful!

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