Meatball Pretzel Bites

Disclosure: This easy appetizer recipe for Meatball Pretzel Bites was created as part of a sponsored post for Casa Di Bertacchi.

Meatball Pretzel Bites Recipe

Soft pretzels are one of the snacks my kids love. When we are at the mall, they always ask if they can get pretzels. They must not be the only ones joining the pretzel craze, because pretzels seem to be everywhere lately. We’ve seen everything from pretzel buns to pretzel pizza crusts! A few years ago, I started making homemade soft pretzel nuggets and we all love them. Since then, I’ve found an even easier way to make homemade pretzel nuggets using refrigerated dough. By using refrigerated biscuits and fully cooked Casa Di Bertacchi beef meatballs you can easily make Meatball Pretzel Bites for a holiday party appetizer.

Casa Di Bertacchi Beef Meatballs

These meatball pretzel bites were made with Casa Di Bertacchi meatballs from Sam’s Club. I love shopping at Sam’s Club, especially during the holiday season to buy ingredients and supplies in bulk, so that I have the things I need on hand. This bag has 6 pounds of meatballs in it so there is plenty to share at holiday parties and potlucks. The recipe also includes baking soda, coarse salt, refrigerated buttermilk biscuits and butter.

Microwave Meatballs

It is important that the meatballs reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees, so be sure to prepare the meatballs according to package directions. Since they will only bake for 7-10 minutes, I heated them in the microwave first. Place twenty meatballs in a microwave safe bowl, add two tablespoons of water and heat for 4 1/2 minutes.

Meatball Appetizer Recipe

Flatten the refrigerator biscuits, pat the meatballs dry with a paper towel, place a meatball in the center and wrap the dough around it pinching the edges closed.

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Once all of the meatballs are wrapped in dough, dip them into a mixture of warm water and baking soda.

Soft Pretzel Recipe

Place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Sprinkle with coarse salt.

Homemade Pretzel Balls

Bake at 450 degrees for 7-10 minutes. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with additional coarse salt, if necessary.

Pretzel Bites Cheese Dip

Serve immediately, preferably with some warm, melted cheese like this queso blanco.

Meatball Pretzel Bombs

What an awesome combinationa delicious beef meatball wrapped in a soft pretzel!

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This is one appetizer that everyone will love. Your guests will love how they taste and you will love how easy they are to make. If you can’t wait until you have guests to serve these meatball pretzel bites to, surprise your kids and serve these as an after school snack or even for dinner!

Meatball Pretzel Bites
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 20 Casa Di Bertacchi meatballs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 20 buttermilk refrigerator biscuits
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
Instructions
  1. It is important that the meatballs reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees, so be sure to prepare the meatballs according to package directions. Heat them in the microwave first. Place twenty meatballs in a microwave safe bowl, add two tablespoons of water and heat for 4½ minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Flatten the refrigerator biscuits, dry a meatball off with a paper towel, place a meatball in the center of the biscuit and wrap the dough around it, pinching the edges closed.
  4. Once all of the meatballs are wrapped in dough, dip them into a mixture of warm water and baking soda.
  5. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
  6. Bake at 450 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
  7. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with additional coarse salt, if necessary.
  8. Serve immediately, preferably with some warm, melted cheese like queso blanco.
Notes
If you live in an area where buttermilk refrigerator biscuits aren't available, you can still make this recipe using homemade soft pretzel dough. Here is a link to my recipe for Homemade Soft Pretzel Nuggets.

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 Wondering what else you can make with Casa Di Bertacchi beef meatballs? I am one of the hosts of the 2014 Holiday Meatball Recipe Exchange. Here are the recipes created by some of my fellow food bloggers:

Bless This MessSlow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Meatballs

The Taylor HouseSlow Cooker Meatball Stew

Lauren’s LatestSwedish Meatballs

Eclectic RecipesAlbondigas (Mexican Meatball) Soup

The Gunny SackMeatball Pretzel Bites

All She CooksMama’s Meatball Pizza

Be on the lookout for Casa Di Bertacchi demonstrations at Sam’s Club locations nationwide on December 20, 21 and 27. Find your local Sam’s Club here: Sam’s Club Store Locator

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Comments

    • Tonia says

      Hi Faith,
      I used one biscuit for each meatball. These were just the regular buttermilk biscuits, not the flaky layers ones. Enjoy!
      ~Tonia

  1. says

    We buy that big bag of meatballs at Sam’s too. In fact there is still half a bag leftover for crazy kitchen creations. Love that you wrapped them in biscuit dough and did pretzel bites. They sound amazing!

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