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Make-Ahead Meatball Crescent Cups

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 12

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. MORE+ LESS-

Stephanie Chavez
February 1, 2017


can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (regular or 90 calorie) or Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
teaspoon garlic powder
frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Unroll 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated 90-calorie crescents dinner rolls or 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.

Expert Tips

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

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