Tomato Basil Gluten Free Meatballs

There’s nothing yummier at a party than a finely made meatball.  So many people miss out on the wonderful party meatballs, though, because of gluten intolerance.  No more must this be true!

Substitute crushed Pretzel Perfection Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks for breadcrumbs, and you’ll make your appetizer gluten free, and fabulously flavorful.

Here’s the low down on how to make these tasty meatballs.  Full recipe can be found below.

Start with the following ingredients:

Pretzel Perfection Tomato Basil Meatballs

 

Open a bag of Pretzel Perfection Tomato Basil Pretzel Sticks, empty them into a plastic bag, and finely crush them.

Finely crushed Pretzel Perfection Tomato Basil Sticks

 

Time to get messy!  Use your hands to mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Tomato Basil Gluten Free Meatballs

 

Form the mixture into approximately 1 inch balls.

Pretzel Perfection Tomato Basil Gluten Free Meatballs

 

Cook em up!

Gluten Free Meatball Recipe

 

Serve and enjoy!

Gluten Free Meatball Recipe

Tomato Basil Gluten Free Meatballs
Totally yummy gluten free meatballs made with crushed Pretzel Perfection Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3 oz. bags Pretzel Perfection Gluten Free Tomato Basil Pretzel Sticks (3/4 cup finely crushed, remainder for serving)
  • 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup ketchup 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Open one bag of Pretzel Perfection Gluten Free Tomato Basil Pretzel Sticks.
  2. Empty them into a gallon ziplock bag, and finely crush them.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, eggs, crushed pretzel sticks, onion, cheddar cheese, ketchup, salt, and pepper using your hands.
  4. Form the meat into meatballs about 1 inch wide.
  5. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add the meatballs to the skillet to cook. Turn the meatballs frequently until fully browned. Will take about 10 minutes.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the meatballs to a plate.
  8. Skewer the meatballs with Pretzel Perfection Gluten Free Tomato Basil Pretzel Sticks.
  9. Serve up some yum!
 

Chipotle Crusted Chicken Dippers

Pretzel Perfection Chipotle Crusted Chicken Dippers
Yummy, crispy, easy... these Pretzel Perfection Chipotle Crusted Chicken Dippers will be a hit at family dinners, parties, barbecues and more!
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Recipe type: Main
Ingredients
  • About 2 pounds chicken tenders (or breasts pounded down)
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3 oz. package finely crushed Pretzel Perfection Gluten Free Chipotle BBQ Pretzel Sticks
  • Non-stick spray like PAM, olive oil spray, or something similar
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Hot Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray cookie sheet heavily with nonstick spray.
  2. Open bag of Pretzel Perfection Gluten Free Chipotle BBQ Pretzel Sticks.


  3. Empty them into a gallon ziplock bag, and finely crush them.


  4. Pour the gluten free flour into a bowl or dish. Beat the eggs into another bowl or dish. Pour the crushed pretzel sticks into a third bowl or dish.


  5. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces.
  6. Coat each chicken piece in flour, then dip in egg, then roll in the crushed pretzel sticks until fully coated.


  7. Place the coated chicken on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Before placing the sheet in the oven, spray each coated piece of chicken with the nonstick spray to seal the coating.
  9. Bake for 8 minutes.
  10. Turn over all of the chicken pieces and place back in the oven for 6-8 minutes so both sides get nice and crispy.


  11. Pair this with a dip of your choice. We like to make a chipotle ranch by mixing hot sauce with ranch dressing.


  12. Serve with toothpicks for a fun and easy dish for parties or family dinners.


  13. Enjoy!


 

Onion Dip

Onion Dip
Dry onion soup mix is put to shame with this homemade simple and delicious dip. Pair it with Pretzel Perfection Garlic Herb Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks, and you'll have the perfect party appetizer!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ cups onion - chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag Pretzel Perfection Garlic Herb Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.


  2. Add onions and ¼ teaspoon salt.


  3. Cook until onions are caramelized. Stir consistently. Should take about 20 minutes.


  4. Remove onions and let them cool.


  5. In a mixing bowl, add sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, pepper, and remaining salt.


  6. Add onions once they are cooled.


  7. Stir together.


  8. Place in serving dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


  9. Open bag of Pretzel Perfection Garlic Herb Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks, then serve and enjoy!


 

Chef’s Salad

Chef's Salad
A wonderful traditional chef's salad the Pretzel Perfection way. Add pretzel sticks and know that your kids and guests alike will be loving this great salad!
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce - chopped (or your favorite mixed greens)
  • 1 pound meat of your choice - ham, turkey, roast beef, or a mixture - chopped or cut in matchstick pieces
  • 2 hard boiled eggs - chopped
  • 2 avocados- peeled and diced
  • 4 roma tomatoes - diced
  • 1 cucumber - sliced
  • 1 cup cheese - cheddar, swiss, or whatever your favorite is - grated or cut in matchstick pieces
  • 1 bag Pretzel Perfection Tomato Basil Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks - crushed
  • 1 cup dressing of choice - ranch, blue cheese, etc
Instructions
  1. Divide lettuce among individual plates


  2. Arrange the meat, cheese, eggs, avocados, tomatoes, and cucumber on each plate.


  3. Open bag of Pretzel Perfection Tomato Basil Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks and crush in your hand before topping each serving with them.


  4. Leave dressing on the table for each person to dress their salad as they wish, and enjoy



 

Southwest Salad

Southwest Salad with Chipotle BBQ Pretzel Sticks
Your favorite southwest style salad is now even better! Crunch up and toss in Pretzel Perfection Chipotle BBQ Pretzel Sticks and elevate your southwest salad from good to AWESOME!
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce - chopped
  • 2 avocados - peeled and diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels - from frozen and thawed or from can and drained
  • 1 can black beans - drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes - chopped
  • ½ cup grated cheese - cheddar or pepperjack
  • 1 bag Pretzel Perfection Chipotle BBQ Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks - crushed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice - freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • ½ cup cilantro - chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add lettuce, avocado, corn, beans, tomatoes, and cheese.


  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the olive oil, lime juice, hot sauce, and cilantro.


  3. Pour over the salad.


  4. Mix together.


  5. Serve into individual portions.


  6. Open bag of Pretzel Perfection Chipotle BBQ Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks, and crush them up in your hand before topping each serving with them- then enjoy!