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Abruzzese Meatball Dippers

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Total Time:
35 mins
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Skill Level:
Beginner
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Servings:
12 Servings

Bring the ball game to your party table with these easy-to-pull-off dippers starring our Abruzzese Meatballs—savory, cheesy spheres of joy w View More expand_more

Bring the ball game to your party table with these easy-to-pull-off dippers starring our Abruzzese Meatballs—savory, cheesy spheres of joy wrapped in dough baked to golden-brown perfection. Finish off with zesty marinara for dipping, and guests won’t miss the chicken wings—we promise!

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Abruzzese Meatball Dippers
alarm
Total Time:
35 mins
school
Skill Level:
Beginner
restaurant_menu
Servings:
12 Servings

Ingredients


Product ImageAbruzzese Italian Style Meatballs
2 packs
Carando Abruzzese Meatballs
2 packs
24
Dinner Roll Dough Balls, Thawed
24
2 tablespoons
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons
1/2 cup
Yellow Onion, Diced
1/2 cup
2 cloves
Fresh Garlic, Minced
2 cloves
1 teaspoon
Crushed Red Pepper
1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons
Dried Oregano
2 tablespoons
1/2 cup
White Wine
1/2 cup
28 ounces
San Marzano Crushed Tomatoes
28 ounces
6 ounces
Tomato Paste
6 ounces
1/4 cup
Fresh Basil, Minced
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
Romano Cheese, Grated
1/2 cup

Directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

  2. Cook meatballs according to package instructions. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

  3. While the meatballs are cooking, heat a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat.

  4. Add the extra virgin olive oil, onion, and garlic to the pot and sauté until translucent.

  5. Add the oregano and crushed red pepper to the vegetables and cook for another minute.

  6. Deglaze the pot with the white wine and add the tomatoes and paste. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  7. Remove the sauce from the heat, add the basil, and reserve.

  8. When the meatballs are fully cooked, wrap each one with one of the dough balls, placing seam side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  9. Remove the dippers from the oven and immediately brush each dipper with a bit of the melted butter and sprinkle the tops with Romano cheese.

  10. Serve hot with the marinara on the side for dipping. Freeze any leftovers and thaw and reheat in the oven at 350ºF for about 10 minutes.

Life is Delicious. Savor It.

Ingredients


2 packs
Carando Abruzzese Meatballs
2 packs
24
Dinner Roll Dough Balls, Thawed
24
2 tablespoons
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons
1/2 cup
Yellow Onion, Diced
1/2 cup
2 cloves
Fresh Garlic, Minced
2 cloves
1 teaspoon
Crushed Red Pepper
1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons
Dried Oregano
2 tablespoons
1/2 cup
White Wine
1/2 cup
28 ounces
San Marzano Crushed Tomatoes
28 ounces
6 ounces
Tomato Paste
6 ounces
1/4 cup
Fresh Basil, Minced
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
Romano Cheese, Grated
1/2 cup

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