Rosina Food Products Inc., a family owned, industry-leading producer of frozen meatballs, pasta, eggplant, entrees and more for sale in food, mass merchandisers and club stores, has introduced a line of chef-inspired artisan meatballs featuring bold flavors and eye-catching graphics.

Today’s consumer is looking for a premium food experience with bold flavor and culinary flair. That was the Rosina team’s inspiration behind dreaming up the new line of Oven Fired Artisan Meatballs. With over 55 years of experience in bringing delicious, authentic meatballs to the market, Rosina Artisan Meatballs are for those seeking more adventure from their culinary creations. These delicious new items offer quick, versatile meal solutions that are easy to enjoy, any time of day. Rosina Artisan Meatballs come in three new flavors: Pineapple Chorizo, Smoky Maple Bacon, and Tuscan-Style Veal.

  • Pineapple Chorizo Meatball: Made with simple, wholesome ingredients including fresh ground pork, spicy notes of serrano chili peppers and hints of sweet pineapple, these meatballs provide a dynamic blend of sweet and spice. They’re perfect for a quick breakfast taco, crumbled into a queso dip or grilled with a sweet chili sauce.
  • Smoky Maple Bacon Meatball: They start with premium-quality pork, then add applewood-smoked bacon and finish with sweet maple to create a sweet and savory flavor that is sure to please. Try them as a side dish for breakfast, paired with a honey mustard sauce on a slider or added to your favorite barbecue pizza.
  • Tuscan-Style Veal Meatball: Crafted with authentic, Italian ingredients including veal, Parmesan and Romano cheese, and basil and oregano spices, these meatballs bring flavors to your kitchen. They make a great complement to your favorite pasta dish, used in a classic meatball sub or added to a Mediterranean gyro.

The new Rosina Artisan brand provides a premium product and features eye-catching graphics with bold colors, and a distinctive kraft paper look background. The flavors were created with extensive market research utilizing focus groups, flavor trend analysis, and are in line with the trend towards premiumization with these unique items. Rosina Artisan Meatballs were created to be used in a variety of ways; each meatball is perfect for grilling, pairs with a variety of sauces for appetizers, or can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Convenient and easy to prepare, these meatballs can go from freezer to meal-ready in under 60 seconds.

“We are very excited to announce the introduction of Rosina’s Artisan Meatballs. The products continue in the great-tasting Rosina Meatballs tradition, with unique flavors and package graphics. You’ve got to try these to see for yourself,” said Joe Roxstrom, vice president of business development at Rosina Food Products Inc.

Quick, nutritious meals and enjoying them with friends and family are part of the Rosina heritage. Each Rosina Artisan Meatball variety includes chef-inspired recipes that are perfect for a busy weeknight dinner or a backyard barbecue. Consumers can easily print the recipe at home or watch a quick, how-to recipe video that provide flavorful meals. All these flavor-filled recipes take less than 30 minutes to prepare.

“Meatballs are traditionally thought of for authentic Italian meals or as appetizers. While we currently offer a full line of flavors that meet these needs, this new line of meatballs opens the door to endless possibilities. We are encouraging consumers to be adventurous with this product and use meatballs in innovative ways,” added Chris Tirone, director of marketing at Rosina Food Products Inc.