Mini Meatball Subs – Best Party App Ever

Guys, I got you covered for all of your holiday cooking needs.  I have discovered the best appetizer of all time.  It’s delicious.  It’s easy.  Everyone will like it.  I present to you, Mini Meatball Subs – Best Party App Ever.  You’re welcome.


I brought these to an ugly sweater party that I attended this weekend and they were a hit.  They really do taste just like a bite sized Meatball Sub.  The host of the party popped them in the oven for a few minutes when we arrived because they had gotten a little cold and they were still perfect after a quick reheat.  You cannot go wrong with these.

Mini Meatball Subs


2 cans Crescent Rolls

24 Mini Meatballs (from the frozen section, mini, not dinner size)

8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened

1 1/2 – 2 c Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning

2 cups Spaghetti Sauce

Mini muffin tin

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease your muffin tin
  2. Unroll the crescent rolls without tearing along the perforations as you would if making crescent rolls so that you end up with a rectangular piece of dough.  Roll the dough lightly to reseal the perforations.  Cut the dough into small squares that will fit in your mini muffin tin, about 2 inches by 2 inches.  Don’t get out your ruler.  Just eyeball it.
  3. Line each muffin cup with the crescent dough
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and Italian Seasoning.  RESERVE SOME MOZZARELLA FOR SPRINKLING ON TOP (I wrote that in big caps because if you are like me you will put all of the mozzarella in the cream cheese and then be mad at yourself).  I used my hand mixer to mix this.
  5. Smoosh about a teaspoonful of the cheese mixture into the crescent roll lined muffin cup.
  6. Pop a meatball on top of the cheese concoction.
  7. Add some (I did about a teaspoon, but you may want more or less) of spaghetti sauce on top of the meatball.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top.
  9. Bake for 17 – 19 minutes until the crescent roll is golden brown. I would err on the side of too brown because nothing is worse than undercooked crescent roll.

Did I tell you they were easy??  There’s barely even any cooking involved.  A bit of mixing and then it’s just assembly, people. There are probably a bunch of delicious variations that could happen with these guys.  I was daydreaming about a Ham and Pineapple Pizza Muffin or some type of Greek pizza muffin cup with some black olives.  These would be a really nice surprise in your kids lunch box.  It’s basically a proven fact that 90% of kids like meatballs and/or pizza.   Fun fact about this recipe, I had to google what you call each individual divot in the muffin pan.  It’s muffin cup, not muffin hole as I had previously written.


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