Thursday, January 5, 2012

#51 New Recipes - Meatball Bubble Biscuits

What's better than a fluffy, moist, flaky biscuit? A fluffy, moist, flaky biscuit with a meatball and cheese inside!!! Why is it better? Cuz it has CHEESE in it of course! And the meatball is pretty awesome too.

These are super easy, super delicious and a big favorite at a pot-luck I attended a few weeks ago. Reminiscent of monkey bread, they're great for a party, movie night or just a plain old dinner!

1 can of Pillsbury Grands Jr. Golden layers refrigerated biscuits
10 frozen, pre-cooked, Italian-style meatballs, thawed and cut in half
2 sticks of string cheese cut into 10 pieces each (or you can do what I did and use a block of mozzerella cheese, which means that you can put larger chunks of cheese in than would be possible with string cheese, YUM!)
1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup marinara sauce, heated (for dipping)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Separate dough into 10 biscuits and split each biscuit in half to make 20 biscuits. Try to keep them flat and round. This is super easy. I pre-cut the meatball halves and mozzerella chunks and then just pulled the biscuits apart and followed the rest of the steps one at a time instead of doing all the biscuit halving at once.
2. Place one meatball half, cut side up, and 1 piece of string cheese (or 2 chunks of chopped mozzerella block for extra cheesy-ness) in the center of each biscuit. Wrap dough around meatball and cheese and press edges together to create a dough ball. Place into 8 or 9 inch round cake pan, seam side down in a single layer.
3. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, italian seasoning and garlic powder (I ignored the measurements and just sprinkled to my heart's delight).
4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and no longer doughy in the center. Take them out and let them cool for 5 minutes before setting them on the serving plate. Serve warm with warm marinara sauce for dipping. Make sure you grab a few for your own plate immediately if you're at a pot luck.

Enjoy the cheesy, meaty goodness!

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