Monday, October 7, 2013

World famous garlic and meatball dumplings

Okay, so they aren't world famous, but they should be!  I started making these fun little dumplings for the kiddos and turns out, adults love them too.  Everyone I have shared these with have asked me to make them over and over again.  They originally were something I made for my kids dinner, I'd serve a salad, the dumplings, and some marinara to dip into.  This would also be a fantastic appetizer for a party, or a side dish with some warm soup. 


1 can (8 biscuits) of refrigerated biscuit dough
16 cooked, cooled meatballs (I use turkey meatballs, you can use any meatballs you want.)
shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp softened butter or margarine spread
garlic seasoning.

Preheat oven to 350*.  Mix garlic seasoning thoroughly with the softened butter and set aside.  I use about 2 tsp of Tastefully Simple's garlic bread seasoning. 

Cut each uncooked biscuit in half. 

Then slice the flat side open.  It will make a pita pocket looking piece of dough.  I stretch the dough a little so it will fit a meatball inside. 

Sprinkle cheese inside the pocket, then place a meatball inside. I then close the dough around the meatball, making sure there are no holes or gaps in the dough.  Then I put it on a greased cookie sheet.  Do this with each half of biscuit dough. 

Make sure you space them apart by a couple of inches.  The dough will expand as it cooks.  Now brush each dumpling with the garlic butter.  I like to cover the whole dumpling, but you could do just the top if you'd like.  The butter will melt and drip down over the whole dumpling.  I like the golden color that the dough gets when I cover the whole dumpling with the butter. 


Now bake for 25-30 min until golden brown. 

Your house will smell of yummy garlic and you'll have a trail of happy people making their way into the kitchen, waiting for these babies to cool off.  Serve with marinara sauce and dip away once they are cooled.  YUM!!!! 


stevencooks said...

That looks easy enough and I bet they're really tasty. Yum.

Kristen Black said...

Im making these ..look so good !!