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Bundle up this winter with a wrapped meatball

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Cooking up a tasty, hot appetizer for special winter gatherings is easy with just a few ingredients on hand. This winter serve some meatballs bundled up in a light, delicate pastry that can be eaten as is or dipped into your favorite tomato sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 ounce) can of crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 (22 ounce) package of pre-made or homemade 1 inch Italian meatballs
  • 4 ounces of mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400’.
  2. Heat meatballs in tomato sauce until warm.
  3. Lightly spray a cookie sheet.
  4. Unroll the crescent dough and cut into triangles.
  5. Then cut each triangle wedge into three even strips.
  6. Slice meatballs into quarters.
  7. Cut the mozzarella cheese into medium-sized cubes equal to the size of the sliced meatballs.
  8. Place one piece of cheese and a quarter of a meatball on each strip of pastry dough and roll them up.
  9. Once all the wrapped meatball appetizers are rolled and on the cookie sheet lightly coat the tops with cooking spray.
  10. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove appetizers from cookie sheet and transfer to a fancy serving platter.
  12. Enjoy!

Suggestions:

  • Be sure to place a small glass on the table with toothpicks so everyone can pick up their appetizers and not burn their fingers.
  • Place small bowls of tomato sauce around the platter so guests can dip their pastry wrapped meatball bundles.
  • Better yet, put tomato sauce in a bowl with a small ladle and set out small individual bowls so everyone can take some sauce and have their own dipping bowl.
  • Have some grated cheese in a shaker jar handy for anyone wishing to add an extra sprinkle on top of their meatballs.

© 2014 Beverly Mucha / All Rights Reserved

Jackson residents can shop at any of these local grocery stores: Pick’n Save or Wal-mart for all the ingredients needed for this recipe.

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