Greatest Chilli Stuffed Garlic Dough Balls #dinner #recipes

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!

Because if you’re anything like me, when you whip up a batch of Chilli you do it for about 40 people when there’s actually only 4 of you. Meaning there’s always a lot of leftovers. Usually I’ll pop it lunchboxes and straight in the freezer, but this time I thought I’d use it a little differently…

You’ll Need:

  • 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


  1. In a bowl, combine your butter, parsley, and garlic with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Place to one side.
  2. 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.
  3. Spray an oven tray with olive oil and place on your dough balls. Liberally brush with garlic butter and pop in the oven at 220c/430f for 8-12mins or until golden brown.
  4. Serve with a pot of sour cream!