Meatball Pizza Cups

This little fella may look like a little muffin but its actually more than that. Its a meatball pizza cup from Tablespoon's recipes and its delightfully awesome as you may find a real meatball inside when you bite! Pretty cool idea! 

1 tube Pillsbury refrigerated Thin Pizza Crust dough
3/4 cup Muir Glen Pizza Sauce
1 cup cheese, shredded
12 frozen meatballs
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Open and unroll pizza dough. Use a small cup or biscuit cutter to cut dough into twelve 2-1/2" rounds.
2.Press each round into one of cup of a non-stick mini muffin tin.
3.Spoon pizza sauce into each cup, sprinkle with a bit of cheese, then gently press a meatball into each cup.
4.Bake pizza cups for 5 minutes, then open the oven and sprinkle as much cheese atop each as the dough will hold. (Note: now that the dough is slightly puffed up, you'll be able to put more cheese on top of the meatball than you would have before the dough began baking!)
5.Finish baking, another 5-10 minutes, or just until the edges of the dough are golden brown. Remove and cool slightly before removing from muffin tin. Top with a spoonful of sauce and fresh basil before serving. Enjoy!

Posted by Diane Araga, on June 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM