This Meatball Wrap is so easy to make and is the perfect protein packed dish for a quick weeknight meal or easy lunch. You will love how easy this wrap is to customize and make your own.
What are the Ingredients in this Meatball Wrap?
- Tortilla-Use your favorite, flour, whole wheat, whole grain, spinach, etc.
- Alfredo Sauce-either homemade or store bought will work fine.
- Marinara Sauce– Again, either homemade or store bought will work. Feel free to substitute a favorite similar sauce sauce such as Arrabbiata, Bolognese, etc.
- Spinach– chopped regular or baby spinach
- Mozzarella Cheese– use shredded mozzarella either store bought or freshly shredded
- Sliced Olives– I used green olives, but green, black or Kalamata would all work fine in this wrap.
- Meatballs– You want to use meatballs that are already cooked, but beyond that you have some leeway. Just pick one of your favorites: I used Gardin brand vegetarian meatballs. This would work equally well with beef, pork, chicken or turkey meatballs so just choose the type you prefer.
- Parmesan Cheese– you want to use shredded parmesan rather than grated for its meltiness.
How to Make this Meatball Wrap
Begin by preparing your ingredients. For this Meatball Wrap your preparation is fairly simple. Rinse and chop up your spinach. Shred your parmesan or mozzarella, if needed. Slice your olives, if not pre-sliced. And, finally, cook your meatballs until fully cooked through.
Lay out the tortilla on a flat surface. Spread the alfredo and marinara sauces around the tortilla using the back of a spoon or a butter knife leaving a slight rim around the edges.
Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese over the lower half of the tortilla. Top with the spinach and olives. Line the meatballs around the middle of the tortilla. Add the remaining mozzarella and finally the parmesan cheese.
Spray a panini grill lightly with olive oil cooking spray and heat. Fold the top half of the tortilla over and add to the panini press. Cook for 3-5 minutes until crisped and starting to brown. Serve immediately.
Can I cook this Meatball Wrap without a panini grill?
Absolutely. Here are a few other options if you do not happen to have a panini grill or press handy:
- Use an indoor electric grill press. Assemble the wrap as directed, spray both sides of the grill press with the olive oil spray and add the sandwich. Cook just as directed for the panini press and serve.
- Use a stovetop grill pan. To do so, prepare the wrap as directed. Spray the grill pan lightly with olive oil cooking spray. Cook the wrap for several minutes until beginning to brown and then flip the wrap using a large spatula. Continue to cook on the opposite side until done.
- Use a full-sized waffle iron you want to make sure the iron you choose is large enough to fit the wrap so not one of the single-serve, dash-style waffle makers. To use a full-sized waffle maker to prepare the meatball wrap, follow the exact directions as the panini press, making sure to push down the top of the waffle maker and spray it with the olive oil spray before adding the wrap.
- Use a Skillet- while you will not achieve the same “pressed” effect, you can still make the meatball wrap on a regular skillet. To do so, spray the skillet with olive oil spray, heat and add the wrap, cook for several minutes until beginning to brown and then flip and repeat.
Can this Meatball Wrap be Made in Advance?
It is certainly best made fresh; however, it can be made in advance. To do so, assemble as directed and fully cook the meatball wrap. Allow to cool to room temperature and then store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. Reheat in the microwave. Use within 2 days.
Ways to customize Meatball Wraps
- Tortilla: Choose the type of tortilla that suits your taste, such as flour, whole wheat, or spinach.
- Meatballs: Use your favorite meatball recipe or buy pre-made meatballs from the grocery store. You can use beef, pork, turkey, or even plant-based meatballs.
- Vegetables: Add some veggies to your wrap, such as lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, onions, peppers, or mushrooms.
- Cheese: Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top of the meatballs for extra flavor. Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese work well.
- Sauce: Add your favorite sauce to the wrap, such as marinara sauce, pesto, or barbecue sauce.
- Spices: Sprinkle some herbs and spices on top of the meatballs for added flavor. Basil, oregano, garlic, and red pepper flakes are great options.
- Extras: Add some extras to your wrap, such as olives, pickles, or jalapeños, for a little extra crunch and flavor.
What to serve with Meatball Wraps?
- Side Salad: A simple green salad with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers is a great complement to meatball wraps.
- Chips and Salsa: Serve some tortilla chips and salsa as a side dish for a crunchy and flavorful snack.
- Roasted Vegetables: Roast some vegetables, such as zucchini, eggplant, or bell peppers, in the oven for a healthy and tasty side dish.
- Garlic Bread: Toast some slices of bread with garlic and butter for a tasty and filling side dish.
- Soup: Serve a bowl of soup, such as tomato soup or minestrone, as a comforting and warm side dish.
- Coleslaw: A fresh and crunchy coleslaw is a great side dish for meatball wraps.
- Pasta Salad: Prepare a pasta salad with some fresh vegetables and dressing for a filling and refreshing side dish.
- Fruit Salad: A colorful fruit salad with fresh seasonal fruits is a great side dish for a light and healthy meal.
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- 1 Tortilla
- 1 Tablespoon prepared Alfredo sauce
- 1-2 Tablespoons prepared Marinara sauce
- ¼ cup baby spinach chopped
- 1 Tablespoon green olives sliced
- 3 meatballs halved or quartered
- ¼-½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2 Tablespoons parmesan shredded
- Lay out the tortilla on a flat surface. Spread the alfredo and marinara sauces around the tortilla using the back of a spoon or a butter knife leaving a slight rim around the edges.
- Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese over the lower half of the tortilla. Top with the spinach and olives. Line the meatballs around the middle of the tortilla. Add the remaining mozzarella and finally the parmesan cheese.
- Spray a panini grill lightly with olive oil cooking spray and heat. Fold the top half of the tortilla over and add to the panini press. Cook for 3-5 minutes until crisped and starting to brown. Serve immediately.