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Pizza meatball mini cups

December 29, 2016

I wanted to whip up a quick and easy appetizer for your New Years Eve celebrations before I fly out to the Caribbean.. Yup, I will be soaking up the sun this New Years Eve, heading to Dominican Republic and so looking forward to shutting down for the week.. just me (and my hubby & daughter) the sun, sand, ocean and a few cocktails 🙂 If your planning a party or going to one these pizza meatball cups are delicious, and so easy to make! Makes 16 at just 3 smart points each.. I hope you all enjoy your celebrations, Happy New Year to you all and stay safe!


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Pizza meatball mini cups
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 16
 
3SP/3PP
Ingredients
  • 12 oz raw extra lean ground beef
  • ⅓ cup pizza sauce
  • 3 Tbsp bread crumbs
  • Dash salt & pepper
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 package reduced fat pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F, line a large baking sheet with some foil and spray foil with some cooking spray. Make your meatballs first *Note- you can use frozen meatballs to save on time but you will have to adjust points accordingly, I prefer to make my own and I added a little pizza flare to mine.
  2. Mix your ground beef with your bread crumbs and 2 Tbsp of your pizza sauce, add in salt & pepper and 1 tsp italian seasoning.
  3. Roll out beef mixture into balls, each one weighing approx 0.7 oz, cook in oven for approx 25 minutes, turning over half way.
  4. Lower oven to 375F, roll out your crescent dough. Cut each triangle in half and place dough pieces into a sprayed mini muffin tin. Sprinkle a small amount of cheese into each cup, about ½ Tbsp.
  5. In a bowl mix your cooked meatballs with remaining pizza sauce, place 1 meatball into each dough cup.
  6. Sprinkle a little more cheese on each meatball, about another ½ Tbsp so that each cup has 1 Tbsp of cheese in each, top with remaining italian seasoning.
  7. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately, makes 16 meatball cups at 3 smart points each (3 points plus)
  9. *Note- you can make ahead of time and warm up before serving.
  10. Nutritional info per cup, Calories.. 104...Fat 4.5g...Sat fat 2g...Carbs 8.4g..Fiber 0.2g..Sugars 2g..Protein 8.3g

 

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply Eileen Hagen December 29, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    These look terrific and I will try them for New Years. Have a great vacation and Happy New Year to you and your family!

  • Reply Mrs. Coffee January 2, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Those look delicious! I need to find a good gluten free dough replacement that is SmartPoint friendly!

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      Reply Drizzle January 7, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Wish I could help but I am not too familiar with GF baking sorry 🙁

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