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Make-Ahead Meatball Crescent Cups

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Make-Ahead Meatball Crescent Cups
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 12
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These tasty little 5-ingredient crescent cups are perfect for a quick meal or can be frozen for later when you need an easy dinner ASAP.
By Stephanie Chavez
Updated Apr 24, 2021

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Unroll 1 can Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls or Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheet onto cutting board. If using crescent rolls, firmly pinch and press perforations to seal completely. Cut dough into 12 equal squares.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, stir together 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz), 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • 4
    Place 1 dough square in each mini muffin cup; press in gently to make crescent cups. Using about two-thirds of cheese mixture, divide cheese mixture among crescent cups, leaving room for meatballs. Gently press 1 frozen cooked Italian-style meatball into each cup. Set remaining cheese mixture aside.
  • 5
    Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven; top meatball crescent cups with remaining cheese mixture. Bake 5 to 7 minutes longer. Remove crescent cups from muffin cups to cooling rack; cool completely.
  • 6
    To freeze, transfer cooled crescent cups to labeled gallon-size resealable freezer plastic bag. Freeze.
  • 7
    To reheat, heat oven to 350°F. Remove desired number of frozen crescent cups from bag; place in mini muffin cups on cookie sheet. Loosely tent with sheet of foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray; bake covered 15 to 17 minutes.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve with warm marinara sauce and garnish with basil, if desired.

Nutrition Information

180 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 10g Protein, 12g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
110mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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