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Wrapped in cheese and puff pastry, these meatballs are crispy, bite-sized deliciousness.

Bite-Sized Meatball Sub Pockets


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup onion, minced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • Thawed puff pastry, cut into 4-inch squares

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • Tomato sauce, for serving

  • Fresh basil, for garnish

  • Grated Parmesan, for garnish


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper, minced onion, garlic cloves, and chopped parsley. Shape into small balls (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter).

  2. Place meatballs on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Broil for 7 to 10 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  4. Flour your work surface. Place puff pastry squares onto surface.

  5. Add a heaping tablespoon of shredded mozzarella onto center of pastry square. Place meatball on top of the cheese.

  6. Wrap puff pastry around meatball. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet, seam side down. Brush with egg wash.

  7. Bake for 25 minutes.

  8. Serve atop tomato sauce, and garnish with basil and Parmesan.

Bite-Sized Meatball Sub Pockets




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