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Meatball Sub Cupcakes

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We’re just 8 days away from the Super Bowl! I thought it was time for me to start thinking of some appetizers I could make and eat without feeling guilty. I came up with a couple of winners today!

The first thing I made was meatball sub cupcakes. I used this meatball recipe.

I only used 1/2 of the meat mixture for this. I also made the meatballs into smaller portions.

Half of the recipe made 24 mini meatballs. I only cooked the meatballs for 5 minutes by themselves. That’s because they cook the rest of the way inside of the crescent rolls.

I used one tube of reduced fat crescent rolls for this. When I rolled out the dough I pinched it together to make one solid rectangle.

Then I used a 2 inch circular cookie cutter to cut out 24 circles.

My mini muffin tin was sprayed with no-stick cooking spray then I put the dough into them. You’ll want to gently push the dough in the bottom then up the sides.

You will put one meatball into each dough. Then you top with cheese and bake 11-13 minutes.

They taste great on there own or with a low point pizza sauce.

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Meatball Sub Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Yield: 24 (2 points each for blue, green and purple)

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  • 1 (8oz.) tube Pillsbury reduced-fat crescent rolls
  • 1/2 of this meatball recipe. Do not cook according to that meatball recipe.
  • 1/3 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Optional: spaghetti sauce for dipping
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Roll the meatballs into 24 mini meatballs. Put them on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.

  3. Spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  4. Open the crescent rolls and lay it in a flat rectangle. Pinch together so that it makes one solid rectangle, getting rid of the perforated lines.

  5. Use a 2-inch circular cookie cutter to cut out 24 circles. Put them into the bottom of the mini muffin pan.

  6. Place the partially baked meatballs into the muffin pan. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese onto them.

  7. Bake 11-13 minutes.

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

Recipe Rating


Sunday 6th of October 2019

these look soooooo yummy....thank you for all of you Ideas I just started WW and I am grateful for your site


Sunday 6th of October 2019

Thank you so much! That means a lot to me!!

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