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5 from 8 votes

CHEESY MEATBALL BITES

Cheesy Meatball Bites made with crescent dough, frozen meatballs, marinara sauce and lots of cheese! Easy meatball appetizer recipe perfect for parties & game day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 12
Author: Butter With A Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 8- oz can Pillsbury Crescent rolls
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • about 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 12 meatballs I used pre-made, frozen ones

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a regular sized muffin pan with non-stick spray.
  • Unroll crescent dough. Separate into 2 large sections along the perforated edge. Cut each of the 2 large sections into thirds, then divide those sections down the middle, so that you have 12 squares total. (See video- it's much easier shown!) You can also use the round crescents and not worry about cutting the dough or anything- just use one roll per muffin cup. 
  • Press each square into one of the muffin cups, doing your best to press down into the cup and somewhat up the edges.
  • Spoon about 2 teaspoons of marinara sauce into the bottom of each crescent dough cup. Follow with a spoonful of mozzarella cheese. Place 1 meatball (they can be frozen still, no need to pre-thaw!) into the center of each cup. Spoon another 2 teaspoons of marinara sauce on top of the meatball, then finish with more mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes, until crescent dough is golden brown and cheese is bubbling. Remove from oven. Let cool a few minutes, then remove each meatball bite from the muffin pan. Serve with additional marinara sauce, if desired.