Meatball Sub Cupcakes – Looking for a twist, on Italian flavors in a bite-sized treat? Look no further than our Meatball Sub Cupcakes! Packed with spaghetti sauce, creamy cheese, and savory meatballs all wrapped up in a crescent roll crust. These cupcakes offer a combination of taste and convenience.
I still remember the first time I whipped up these morsels. I wanted something for a family picnic and the idea of transforming a sandwich into mini cupcakes was absolutely thrilling. As they baked in the oven the delightful aroma filled our home luring my husband and child into the kitchen with eyes and growling stomachs. The first bite? Pure bliss! They were a hit with my little one declaring them as “the most delicious mini sandwiches ever!”
What makes this Meatball Sub Cupcakes truly scrumptious?
The Meatball Sub Cupcakes bring together two worlds flawlessly by offering all the comforting flavors of a sandwich in an imaginative cupcake form. With 25 minutes from start, to finish they are proof that quick meals can still be incredibly scrumptious. Whether you serve them as appetizers, enjoy them as a course or snack on them throughout the day their versatility ensures they fit perfectly into any meal plan.
What You Need To Make This Meatball Sub Cupcakes Recipe?
Crescent Dinner Rolls: These rolls form the base of our cupcakes giving them a flaky crust that holds everything together perfectly. In case you can’t find them pizza dough can work as a substitute although the texture may be slightly different.
Cream Cheese: It’s important to have softened cream cheese as it makes mixing and blending with ingredients easier. If you’re feeling adventurous or prefer a flavor you can try substituting it with ricotta cheese.
Italian Seasoning: This blend of herbs enhances the flavor of our cupcakes with an authentic Italian touch. If you don’t have premixed seasoning, on hand you can make your own blend using oregano, basil, rosemary, and thyme.
Shredded Mozzarella: The irresistibly gooey and melty goodness that mozzarella brings is absolutely essential. However, if you want to add a kick to your cupcakes feel free to experiment with a combination of mozzarella and parmesan or even use pepper jack for some excitement.
Frozen Meatballs: These meatballs are a time-saving hero in this recipe. Make sure they are properly thawed before using them. If you have some time and a favorite homemade meatball recipe, in mind it would take this dish to another level of deliciousness.
Spaghetti Sauce: The sauce plays a role, in bringing all the elements and imparting both moisture and flavor to the meatballs. Whether you decide to prepare it from scratch or purchase it go for an aromatic sauce. Keep in mind that the more robust the sauce the more delectable your cupcake will be.
Steps To Make Meatball Sub Cupcakes:
Step 1: Begin by preheating your oven to 375ºF. Feel the warmth as it readies itself. Meanwhile, grab a muffin tray and generously spray it with cooking spray. The anticipation begins.
Step 2: Gently unwrap the crescent dinner rolls. Press the seams tenderly to seal, feeling the soft texture beneath your fingers. Stretch and mold it into an 8×18-inch canvas of deliciousness. With care, divide this into 12 squares, laying each one gently into the muffin cups like a cozy blanket.
Step 3: In a bowl, let the cream cheese dance with the Italian seasoning. As they twirl around, sprinkle in ½ cup of mozzarella, making a creamy dreamy mix.
Step 4: Into each muffin cup, spoon a generous dollop of the cheese mixture, laying the foundation for what’s to come. Nestle a meatball onto this cheesy bed. Drizzle it with spaghetti sauce, letting it cascade like a rich waterfall. Finish with a sprinkle of mozzarella, like snow atop a mountain.
Step 5: Slide the tray into the oven and let magic happen for 15 to 18 minutes. Watch as they turn a beautiful golden hue, signaling they’re ready.
Before you put together the Meatball Sub Cupcakes consider brushing a coat of garlic-infused olive oil on the inside of the crescent roll cups. This not only adds a hint of aroma but also gives the crust a deliciously crispy edge, with just a touch of garlic making your cupcakes stand out from any other version available. It may seem like a detail. It truly elevates the overall experience into something wonderfully gourmet.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use homemade meatballs?
Sure you can definitely use homemade meatballs! If you have a go-to meatball recipe that you love go ahead. Use it. Just make sure to cook the meatballs before adding them to the cupcakes.
Can I store leftovers?
Absolutely you can store any leftovers! These Meatball Sub Cupcakes stay fresh when stored in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to enjoy them simply warm them up in the oven or microwave.
Can I add any veggies to it?
Certainly! You can add some chopped bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms to the cheese mixture for an added burst of flavor. It’s a way to incorporate some veggies into your cupcakes.
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