Meatball Cheese Pizza Bombs

I love meals of appetizers or tapas, so am constantly on the lookout for simple recipes that won’t take hours to fix, but still could be used for a snack or dinner.

Watch How to Make The Pizza Bombs:


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pizza bomb

Pizza Bomb

These bacon meatballs pizza balls are perfect for my “cocktail parties” for the family and go well with many of the other appetizers I serve.

The kids love it and it’s the one time we really talk since we turn off the TV, cell phones, and computers to give it a more party-like atmosphere.

These are so easy that, unlike many of the many dishes I make where I freeze some ahead, I do them right before we eat.

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I changed the recipe a bit. Instead of bacon bits, I used crumbled real bacon. I cook several packages at once when I buy it.

Before I put in the pan, I cut the slab of bacon crosswise to create ½ to 2/3 inch strips.

As it fries the slices separately and I have perfect small crumbles.

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It takes just a minute to drain it on a paper towel to remove excess fat. Then into the freezer, it goes for about an hour on a cookie sheet.

All that’s left is to pack it in small zip lock bags for the freezer.

That way, I’m ready when I need it and have real bacon, which I prefer over bacon bits and have only one clean up.

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I changed another thing in the recipe. Instead of making browned hamburger pieces, I used the frozen meatballs. It was less messy and easier to wrap the biscuit around the ball.

You can make the balls ahead of time too.

Just let them thaw for a while before making the recipe.

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With the meatballs and bacon cooked, it takes about five minutes to assemble the recipe and another 15 minutes to cook it.

That means it’s also great for a late night snack, particularly when the kids are in bed and I don’t have to share. They’re just so YUMMY!!

Meatball Cheese Pizza  Bombs

Meatball Cheese Pizza Bombs

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Category: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American

These Pizza Bombs are stuffed with meatball, bacon, spaghetti sauce and cheese, then wrapped in dough. They are quick to make and have so much flavor.

Meatball Cheese Pizza  Bombs

Ingredients

26 minutes
8
433.36 kcal
  1. 1 can (12 oz) Flaky layers refrigerated biscuits
  2. 8 cooked Italian-style meatballs (if using frozen, let thaw completely)
  3. 1 cup marinara/pasta sauce (I used my leftover Spaghetti sauce)
  4. 1 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella or Mexican blend)
  5. 1/4 cup bacon bits (optional)

Instructions

Prep
10 minutes
Cook
16 minutes
Ready in
26 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Flatten each biscuit into a 4 inch round.
  3. Place 2 tablespoons spaghetti / marinara sauce in the center of each dough round and add 1 meatball. Top with bacon bits and 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. Brush the egg wash on top of each biscuit and sprinkle some parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 16 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm!

Notes


Nutrition information

Calories per serving: 433.36 kcal
Fat per serving: 28.62 g
Saturated fat per serving: 11.47 g
Carbs per serving: 20.75 g
Protein per serving: 22.34 g
Fiber per serving: 1.23 g
Sugar per serving: 3.81 g
Sodium per serving: 816.08 mg
Trans fat per serving: 1.55 g
Cholesterol per serving: 79.2 mg
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16 thoughts on “Meatball Cheese Pizza Bombs”

  1. Very nice video. It’s perfect to show how these little pizzas are made. Thanks!

  2. Oh I just love little snacky tapa style meals too. These bombs look incredibly filling and oh so yummy

  3. It’s nice to see another person who likes to make appetizers for dinner. 🙂 These are like little mini calzones! Meatball calzones with lots of extra marinara is one of my favorites so I already know these would be a hit my house.

  4. they look delicious. Good idea to freeze them and eat them when children are sleeping

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