Meatballs enrobed in a thin crepe covered in your favorite pasta sauce and cheese. Meatball Crepes are something you and your kids will both enjoy!
Have you ever heard of Meatball Crepes? I know I hadn’t until I arrived at my brother’s home and my nephew said he would make them for our dinner one night while I was visiting. He took a class on a cruise they went on last year and learned how to flip the crepe in the pan. I was definitely game on for his cooking one night. I was thinking “how cool, I’ve cooked with my brother in the kitchen, and now I get to cook with my nephew!” What fun we had too! We had a few crepes hit the floor and the laugh that gave my mother was priceless!
I think I never took so many photos of one thing in my life – or maybe my mom took more than I did! I know we were really having a lot of fun and were excited that Austin wanted to cook! Below is a progression of his making the meatballs and crepes.
Once all the crepes were made and it was time to assemble, I had Austin assemble his plate for me to photograph. He did a pretty darn good job with the presentation too!
Now, how did they taste? Excellent! He did a great job all around and I actually tried something I had never heard of and now am excited to share it with you!
Stay tuned for the dessert crepes – they required a little more help from me, but they turned out awesome too!
Meatball Crepes ala Austin
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
For the Meatballs
1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chopped herbs, (basil, oregano, parsley) – we used dried and went with 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp oregano, and 1 tbsp parsley)
1 large egg
1/4 cup breadcrumbs (we kind of forgot this in the mixture!)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 jar of your favorite tomato pasta sauce
Savory Crepe Dough
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
salt and pepper
To make the meatballs
Preheat oven to 355 degrees. In large bowl, mix together beef, onion, garlic, herbs, breadcrumbs, and egg until combined. Add a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
Using an ice cream scoop, portion out the meatballs into round balls. Bake meatballs until cooked through (15-20 minutes).
To make the crepes:
Mix dry ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients in a food processor until smooth. (we did this the old fashioned way – by hand with a whisk!).
Spray small non stick pan with cooking spray. Pour enough batter to make a thin layer when the pan is swirled. Cook for minute on each side, or until golden brown. Put on a plate to cool until they are ready to be filled.
Place two meatballs in a line down the middle of the crepe (see recipe below), drizzle a little pasta sauce on top of the meatballs, roll the crepe and top with more mozzarella cheese and sauce.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
Welcome! I'm Shelby, author of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I have been sharing family favorite recipes since 2007. I started the Keto Diet in October 2017 and since then I have been creating Keto ... read more
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