Tue, Apr 11 2017 post by Kristen Swain From creativemeinspiredyou

Meatball Parmesan Wreath

While eggs and danish are delicious, I like to include some heartier items to fill us up. I love Italian foods and this Meatball Wreath is similar in taste to a meatball parmesan sub or h...

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath 

In our family, we really enjoy a big feast on Easter Morning. We sleep in late, then, after an hour or so giving Easter baskets, everyone is pretty ready to eat a big brunch. While eggs and danish are delicious, I like to include some heartier items to fill us up. I love Italian foods and this Meatball Wreath is similar in taste to a meatball parmesan sub or hoagie. This kind of food makes my Rhodes Bread loving teens happy!  The rich tender meatballs are full of herbed flavor encased in a buttery roll with tangy sauce and creamy cheese. Topping the rolls with butter and Parmesan cheese makes them even yummier. Easy to make, this delicious dish can be prepared the night before and left in the fridge to pull out and bake off the next day. Get the kids help to stretch the dough, add the ingredients and tuck the dough over the filling.  It's definitely not your average ham dinner. And you have small portions in each roll to load those plates up for a varied brunch. This wreath is so good, I'm thinking it'll work out as an appetizer next time we head over to our friends for a potluck, and maybe even some Sunday watching the game, so we have something other then wings or pizza.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Full of flavor, these single meatball parmesan bites are delighful!

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Here's how to make them...

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

First, we need 13 Rhodes Bake N Serv Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed out.

We also need spaghetti sauce/pizza sauce/marinara sauce.

One of these red sauces to make our sub, and 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella or provolone cheese.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

I use a rolling pin to flatten down the dough at first.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Then I pick up the dough, and gently stretch it out until it is about 4x4 inches, or so.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

 Place the dough down, and stretch it a little more.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Now add a spoonful of your sauce of choice.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Add a tablespoon or so of shredded cheese.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Add your meatball, I used packaged frozen ones which is fine. Homemade is great too!

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

To cover the meatball, bring the dough up to overlap from each side.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Bring the other two sides up to cover the meatball completely and pinch any open holes closed.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Place on a parchment sheet on a sheet pan.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Use the extra roll to fill any gaps between the meatballs so that you have a complete wreath.
To do this, I simply pinched off small bits of the roll and tucked it between the meatballs.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Once you have allowed the dough to rest it will rise in about 2 hours. and look puffy like this.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.

When you remove the wreath from the oven, brush with a couple tablespoons of melted butter, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and oregano.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

 I served mine on a sheet of brown paper I keep in the kitchen. A platter or large plate would be perfect as well.

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

 Be sure to serve some warmed sauce on the side for dipping!

Rhodes Meatball Parmesan Wreath

This beautiful and delicious wreath serves 12, you could double that and have two rows of meatballs for a larger gathering.

Enjoy!

kris

Meatball Parmesan Wreath

Servings: 12 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 35-40 min

Meatball Parmesan Wreath
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Ingredients

12 Rhodes Bake N Serv Dinner Rolls- thawed
12 premade meatballs
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or provolone cheese
1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce/pizza sauce or marinara sauce.
3 tablespoons butter- melted
4 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon oregano

Instructions

Stretch thawed Rhodes Bake N Serv Dinner rolls out to 4x4 size. Fill center of dough with sauce and cheese, top with meatball.

Fold sides of dough up and over top of meatball and seal all holes. Place on parchment lines baking sheet in wreath shape.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, bake in oven for 35-40 minutes.

Remove from oven,  brush with melted butter and spinkle with oregano and parmesan cheese.

Serve warm with extra sauce on the side.

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