Meatball Crepes

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!

Meatball Crepes
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.
 Meatball 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!
Meatball Crepes
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
  1. 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.
  2. Using an ice cream scoop, portion out the meatballs into round balls. Bake meatballs until cooked through (15-20 minutes).
To make the crepes:
  1. 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!).
  2. 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.
  1. 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.

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Meatball Crepes

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

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.


  1. shar June 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    I've never had crapes with meat before. What a great idea, and that looks amazing.

  2. Pegasuslegend June 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Nice job Austin these look fabulous Shelby! Delcious!

  3. honeyb June 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Who needs pasta when you can just have crepes, especially when someone else makes them! Great photos!

  4. Fallon June 22, 2011 at 12:57 am - Reply

    What an interesting take on a savory crepe. Sounds delicious!

  5. The Germain Family June 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    These were fabulous, We made them with Turkey, with rosemary and sage and I fried garlic slices. YUM! Great idea and I loved your cook.

  6. Mads June 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Ooo meat crepes?!? I've seen breakfast crepes that were savory, but never meatballs. Very cool! I bet these are delicious.

  7. Kirstin July 17, 2011 at 3:30 am - Reply

    that sounds so yummy! I think my mom has a savory crepe recipe too…I'll have to dig it up

  8. Inspired by eRecipeCards August 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Whoop whoop and cooking with kids (even big kids) is my favorite thing to do! Just love the idea of these… EXCELLENT post!

  9. Carla December Ryan-Lamb February 5, 2015 at 1:09 am - Reply

    This. Turned. Out. Awesome.

    I served it with a dollop of sour cream, sliced scallions, and a side of creamy herbed mash. A family hit!!!!

    Thank you:)

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