Cheesy Meatball Pull Apart

Prep Time: 20 min.
Bake Time: 45-50 min.
Servings: 6-8
Difficulty: Beginner

A meatball dinner hearty enough to fill the hungriest family’s bellies!


18 Rhodes White Dinner Rolls, dough thawed to room temperature
36 frozen meatballs
2 cups marinara (divided)
2 cups mozzarella, shredded
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tablespoon garlic salt
1 Tablespoon freshly chopped parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried)


  1. Microwave frozen meatballs for 5 minutes. Stir halfway through. Add 1/2 cup marinara onto the meatballs and stir to coat.
  2. Cut each roll in half. Stretch the roll half using your hands to a 4-inch circle.
  3. Place 1 Tablespoon of shredded mozzarella in the center of each dough circle. This should use all of the cheese.
  4. Place a meatball on top of each pile of mozzarella. Wrap each dough circle over the mozzarella and meatball. Pinch the dough to close.
  5. Combine melted butter, garlic salt, and parsley.
  6. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick spray. Roll each dough wrapped meatball in the garlic butter and place in the bundt pan.
  7. Pour remaining garlic butter over the meatball pull-apart in the bundt pan.
  8. Bake at 350ºF for 45-50 minutes or until dark golden brown on top. Invert onto a serving platter and serve with the remaining marinara, heated.
  • Tricia Dellas
    March 24, 2022


    • Debbie from Rhodes
      March 28, 2022

      No, you do not need to let this rise before you form the roll around the meatball. I might let them rise a little before baking, maybe 30 minutes, Enjoy!

  • Sharon
    January 16, 2024

    Are you using full size meatballs, or are they mini (cock) size meatballs?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      January 17, 2024

      We used the full-size meatballs but you could use the smaller size if you would like to.

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