Meatball Stuffed Garlic Parmesan Bread

Meatball Stuffed Garlic Parmesan BreadLove garlic bread? Well this simple twist on traditional garlic bread will sure to please your entire family or party guests!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

Yield: Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Baguette
  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 Tbsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tbsp Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Egg
  • 10-12 Slices Mozzarella Cheese
  • Marinara Sauce, for dipping
Garlic Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan, grated

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, egg, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pinch off a ball of the mixture, roll between your hands to make small meatballs (about the size of a golf ball).
  4. In a sauté pan, cook the meatballs over medium heat, turning to brown all sides. Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel.
  5. Slice the baguette into sections equal to the length of two meatballs.
  6. Hollow out the insides of the baguette pieces with a knife.
  7. When the meatballs have cooled, tightly wrap each meatball with a slice of mozzarella cheese.
  8. Push two rolled meatballs and cheese into each baguette piece.
  9. Slice the stuffed baguette pieces in half, then place them tightly side-by-side on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  10. In a small bowl, mix together ingredients for garlic butter.
  11. Brush the garlic butter evenly over the baguette slices, making sure some drips in between the slices.
  12. Wrap the foil over the re-assembled baguette and bake for 15–20 minutes, until cheese is melted and the top is starting to brown.
  13. Remove the foil and serve with marinara.

Notes

Serve them as an appetizer for parties etc or serve them alongside your favorite pasta for dinner.

Save the insides of the baguettes to use later to make your own croutons or bread crumbs.