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Greek-Style Meatball Bites

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 50 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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Perfectly seasoned meatballs bake in pizza dough cups. Top these appetizers in a snap with a purchased Greek sauce.

Bake-Off® Contest 47, 2014
Susan Krauss
Redwood City, California

Ingredients

1
box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach
3/4
lb ground lamb
2
teaspoons Watkins™ Italian Seasoning
1
teaspoon Watkins™ Onion Powder
1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)
1
can Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1/3
cup tzatziki sauce (from 12-oz container)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 36 mini muffin cups with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Microwave frozen spinach as directed on box 3 to 4 minutes to thaw. Drain well; squeeze dry with paper towels.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix lamb, Italian seasoning, onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add spinach and feta cheese; mix with spoon or hands until well blended.
  • 3 Lightly sprinkle work surface with Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour. Unroll dough onto floured surface. Cut in half crosswise; press or roll each half to 10x8-inch rectangle. Using 2-inch round cutter, cut 18 rounds from each dough rectangle. Press 1 dough round in bottom and up side of each muffin cup. Scoop or spoon 1 tablespoon lamb mixture into each cup; press in lightly.
  • 4 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown, lamb is no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Top each cup with 1/2 teaspoonful tzatziki sauce. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 36 mini muffin cups with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Microwave frozen spinach as directed on box 3 to 4 minutes to thaw. Drain well; squeeze dry with paper towels.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix lamb, Italian seasoning, onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add spinach and feta cheese; mix with spoon or hands until well blended.
  • 3 Lightly sprinkle work surface with Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour. Unroll dough onto floured surface. Cut in half crosswise; press or roll each half to 10x8-inch rectangle. Using 2-inch round cutter, cut 18 rounds from each dough rectangle. Press 1 dough round in bottom and up side of each muffin cup. Scoop or spoon 1 tablespoon lamb mixture into each cup; press in lightly.
  • 4 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown, lamb is no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Top each cup with 1/2 teaspoonful tzatziki sauce. Serve warm.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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