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Make-Ahead Meatball Crescent Cups

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 50 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 3 servings
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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.

Stephanie Chavez Stephanie Chavez
May 4, 2016

Ingredients

1
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)
1/2
teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
12
frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1316.1
% Daily Value
Total Fat
95.5g
147%
Saturated Fat
40.0g
200%
Cholesterol
291.9mg
97%
Sodium
1194.4mg
50%
Total Carbohydrate
34.3g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
8.7g
Protein
76.1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0.10%
0%
Calcium
39.10%
39%
Iron
44%
44%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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