pretzel meatballs
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Pretzel covered meatballs

These pretzel covered meatballs are sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering. Dunk them in your favorite marinara sauce!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, Savory
Servings: 16
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 1 pound pizza dough homemade* or ready-to-use, room temperature
  • 16 meatballs thawed
  • ΒΌ cup baking soda
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 egg beaten
  • coarse salt


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking pan (with high sides) with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Divide your dough into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough out into a circle. Place one meatball into each circle and pinch the seams shut. Repeat with other dough and meatballs.
  • Bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Add the baking soda and allow to boil again.
  • Working in batches, gently drop the meatballs into the baking soda water and allow to cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Remove the balls from the water and place onto your prepared baking pan. Brush with the egg wash and sprinkle salt on top. Bake in your preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.


Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and will last for several days.
Source: I made my own pizza dough using this recipe; the rest of the recipe is from Buzzfeed