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stuffed garlic dough balls with chilli pouring out
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Chilli Stuffed Garlic Dough Balls

Looking for what to do with leftover Chilli? Look no further than these stuffed garlic dough balls! Easy cheesy finger food doesn't get more delicious than this!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Finger Food
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Servings: 10
Calories: 111kcal


  • 9oz / 250g Premade Pizza Dough
  • 10 tbsp Leftover Chilli (or Bolognese)
  • 10 1/2" cubes Cheese (cheddar or mozzarella work great)
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 heaped tsp Fresh Parsley, finely diced + extra for garnish
  • 1 heaped tsp Garlic, minced
  • Sour Cream, for dipping
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • Oil Spray


  • In a bowl, combine your butter, parsley, and garlic with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Place to one side.
  • Roll out your dough into a long thin log shape and slice into 10 identical chunks, around 1.5" each. Stretch out and flatten the chunks of dough and place 1 tbsp of Chilli in each. Top with a cube of cheese then fold into a ball shape, ensuring the seam is tightly fastened. 
  • Spray an oven tray with olive oil and place on your dough balls. Liberally brush with garlic butter and pop in the oven at 200C/390F for 8-12mins or until golden brown. 
  • Serve with a pot of sour cream!



a) If you want to make fresh chilli just for these dough balls then firstly check out my classic chilli recipe! Secondly just make sure you allow the chilli to completely cool before you stuff the dough.
b) Calories based per ball, assuming 2/3 of the butter sticks on, using cheddar and bake in 1 tsp of olive oil. No dip included.


Serving: 1Ball | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.73g | Protein: 4.33g | Fat: 5.07g | Saturated Fat: 2.817g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.292g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.387g | Trans Fat: 0.125g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 0.34g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.9mg