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Easy Meatball Poppers

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 16
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With just four ingredients, these Easy Meatball Poppers party appetizers are a cinch to make. And they taste great too.
by: Sarah Walker Caron
Updated Apr 24, 2021
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Pillsbury Crescents
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  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 16 appetizer-size Italian-style meatballs (precooked, and defrosted if frozen)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Fine sea salt


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • 2
    Unroll the Crescent Dough Sheet on a baking sheet. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough diagonally crisscrossing the perforations. Basically, you are cutting each pre-cut triangle in half.
  • 3
    Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll each meatball up, completely covering the surface. Place on the prepared baking sheet in four rows of four.
  • 4
    Melt the butter. Use a pastry brush to brush it on the tops of the meatballs. Sprinkle with fine sea salt (Kosher salt will be fine, if you don't have sea salt).
  • 5
    Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the pan and bake for 2-3 more minutes until golden. Serve immediately.

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More About This Recipe

  • Tie on your aprons and get into the kitchen! It's time to make these incredibly easy party appetizers! For game day, holiday party, or a casual movie night, these super simple meatball poppers are simple, delicious appetizers. The first time I made these babies, which are sort of like a pig in a blanket, minus the pig, my kids devoured almost the entire batch. The little appetizer-sized meatball, wrapped in Crescent dough and brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with salt is simple … but it’s also amazing. You won’t be able to eat just one. They take about 10 minutes to make and need to bake for less than 15 minutes. Which means that this party appetizer can go from just ingredients to serving platter in just about 30 minutes. I love a fast and easy dish, don’t you?
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