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Garlic Bread Meatball Bombs

Garlic Bread Meatball Bombs

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Embark, on an adventure with our irresistible Garlic Bread Meatball Bombs—a symphony of flavors and textures that redefine the concept of comfort food. Imagine dinner rolls cradling succulent, homemade meatballs, generously coated in a velvety layer of melted mozzarella cheese. What truly sets this dish apart is the enchanting blend of garlic-infused butter creating a captivating fusion of goodness. The addition of sun-dried tomato pesto-infused marinara sauce adds a twist turning each bite into a surprise. With the sprinkle of seasoning these delectable bombs transform into a masterpiece that invites you to indulge in the warmth and love baked into every savory and cheesy bite. Elevate your dining experience with this creation that’s not just a meal but also a celebration of flavors promising to leave an unforgettable impression, on your taste buds.



12 dinner rolls

12 meatballs, cooked

2 c mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 tsp Italian seasoning

Cooking spray

Optional: parsley

For the Garlic Butter:

1/2 c salted butter

3 cloves garlic, finely minced

2 tbsp parmesan cheese

1 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

For the Sauce:

1/2 c sun-dried tomato pesto

2 c marinara sauce

1 tbsp olive oil


Start by cooking or thawing 12 meatballs according to the instructions, on the package or make your own recipe.

In a saucepan melt 1/2 cup of salted butter. Add 3 garlic cloves. Set this butter mixture aside.

Next, prepare the sauce by mixing 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomato pesto, 2 cups of marinara sauce and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Set the sauce aside for now.

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Take 12 dinner rolls. Carefully hollow out the part creating a space slightly larger than the meatballs.

Using a brush generously coat each roll with the butter mixture. Then spoon a bit of sauce into each roll. Place one meatball inside.

Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese (2 cups), Italian seasoning (1 teaspoon) and optionally some parsley on top of each roll.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until the cheese is nice and bubbly.

Finally slice, between the rolls and plate them up. Savor these mouthwatering Garlic Bread Meatball Bombs!

Enjoy your meal!


For a gluten-free twist to our Garlic Bread Meatball Bombs, dive into the world of alternative flours. Opt for gluten-free dinner rolls or experiment with a homemade gluten-free bread base. Ensure your meatballs and sauces are gluten-free, and for that golden touch, find or create a gluten-free Italian seasoning blend. Substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs for the meatballs, and let the mozzarella, garlic butter, and sun-dried tomato pesto sauce dance gluten-free harmony.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins