I made these little meatball bites last month for the Superbowl party we had at our house, but they were just too good not to share. These would be delicious for any type of gathering where you need an easy appetizer, or they would also be a good little lunch for kids who are tired of eating pb+j. They are super easy to put together but are very flavorful and filling.
Italian Meatball Bites
12 frozen bread dough dinner rolls
1 (12 oz) package frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
Let dough stand at room temperature 25-30 minutes or until softened. 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.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with marinara sauce. Optional: Once finished baking, brush tops with olive oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Makes 24.
source: recipe from Taste of Home, September/October 2013