Meatball Sub Cups – Appetizer

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Looking for a quick and easy appetizer for your next holiday get-together? Try these Meatball Sub Cups! This #GetitTogetherandGo recipe will thrill your guests and make your appetizer the talk of the party. You can make them with any type of dough from a pop can (I know, I’ve tried it), but our favorite was the pizza dough. Definitely try this one!

Print your Meatball Sub Cup Appetizer recipe here

Meatball Sub Cups


  • 1 can refrigerated pop-can crescent rolls or pizza dough
  • 4 – oz cream cheese, softened (half block)
  • ¾ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 12 frozen meatballs (do not use raw)
  • 1+ cups marinara sauce
  • 1 regular sized muffin tin
  • Spray oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Spray your muffin wells with cooking spray. Do not use large or mini muffin tins.
  3. Remove dough from pop-can and if your dough is in sections, press the seams together to make about an 8×18 inch rectangle. Cut the dough into 12 even(ish) squares.
  4. Press squares into muffin pan wells.
  5. Combine the softened cream cheese, Italian seasoning and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese together in a bowl.
  6. Press 1 Tablespoon or so of the cream cheese mixture into the bottoms of the muffin wells on top of the dough.
  7. Add a frozen meatball to the centers of every well on top of the cream cheese.
  8. Top each meatball with 2(ish) Tablespoons of marinara.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.

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