Kielbasa Balls

Kielbasa Balls

This is a New Year’s Eve staple for us. It’s so simple, and so good. All you do is wrap small pieces of kielbasa in bread dough and bake it. The kielbasa juices spread throughout the bread dough, and the result is doughy and delicious and full of wonderful kielbasa flavor. They smell amazing coming out of the oven, and if the reaction of our New Year’s Eve guests is to be believed, they are slightly addicting. We serve them with mustard and have found them to be a great finger food/appetizer for get togethers. They’re a little time consuming to make, but I happen to think the end result is worth it. What other appetizer can you make with just 2 ingredients? I think they’re great hot or cold, but most people prefer them warm. If kielbasa isn’t your thing, they’re also great stuffed with pepperoni and served with pizza sauce. Enjoy!

Kielbasa Balls Kielbasa Balls
Kielbasa Balls Kielbasa Balls

If you’d like to try other delicious bite-sized appetizer recipes, I’d recommend you add Buffalo Ranch Chicken Bites and Soft Pretzel Bites to your list!

Kielbasa Balls


  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 package pre-cooked kielbasa


  1. Cut the kielbasa into rounds, and cut the rounds in half so you have small half-circle pieces.
  2. Wrap a small amount of bread dough around each piece of kielbasa and place on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, or until bread is browned on top.
  4. Serve with mustard.

Can also be made with pepperoni slices and served with warmed pizza sauce.

from my mom

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  1. My hubby would LOVE these.

  2. so easy, so tasty. i'm actually more excited by your pizza variation, but the guys in my life would go crazy for the kielbasa. 🙂

  3. oh I've never heard of these but they sound great!

  4. Being Polish, I am a huge kielbasa fan and these shall be making an appearance at Superbowl. GREAT appetizer!

  5. Love new appetizer recipes! Wish I had this last weekend. Oh well, copying now for future use@

  6. They tasted yummy, Megan! Loved them!

    Mary Dobish

  7. Grace – I prefer the pizza variation as well, but kielbasa is a new year's tradition 🙂

    Donna – these would make a great snack for the superbowl! I just might have to make them again 🙂

  8. Happy New Year Mega…Kielbasa balls, never had these…I'll try to make them using my bread machine for the dough, love the simplicity of it…great to serve as appetizer 🙂

  9. My boyfriend would love this!

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