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