Meatball Pesto Pockets with Warm Tomato-Basil Sauce

Round up the family to help roll these tasty snacks. Prepare them during halftime, and they'll be ready to eat at the third quarter kick-off.

Total Time
30 minutes
5 Count
Serving Size


  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent-roll dough
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated basil pesto
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) preshredded mozzarella and provolone cheese blend
  • 8 halved precooked 1 1/4"-wide meatballs (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups refrigerated or jarred tomato-basil pasta sauce
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Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Open the dough rolls and lay them flat on a work surface. Separate the dough triangles. Spread the top sides with the pesto. Scatter the cheese over the pesto. Place a meatball half, cut side down, at the wide base of each dough triangle. Starting at the meatball end, roll each dough triangle. Press the bottom and pinch the sides to seal. Press lightly between palms to make a domed disk. Place on a large baking sheet. Coat with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until browned. Meanwhile, place the sauce in a microwaveable bowl. Cover with waxed paper. Cook on medium-high power, stirring once, for 5 minutes, or until steaming. Serve on the side for dipping.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 410kcal
  • Calories From Fat: 230kcal
  • Calories From Satfat: 69kcal
  • Fat: 26g
  • Total Sugars: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 831mg
  • Protein: 14g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Zinc: 1mg
  • Calcium: 231mg
  • Magnesium: 12mg
  • Potassium: 104mg
  • Phosphorus: 89mg
  • Vitamin A Carotenoid: 12re
  • Vitamin A: 515iu
  • Vitamin A: 19rae
  • Vitamin A: 96re
  • Vitamin A Retinol: 13re
  • Vitamin C: 6mg
  • Vitamin B2 Riboflavin: 0mg
  • Vitamin B3 Niacin: 1mg
  • Vitamin B12: 0mcg
  • Vitamin E Alpha Equivalents: 1mg
  • Vitamin E Alpha Toco: 1mg
  • Vitamin E Iu: 1iu
  • Vitamin E Mg: 1mg
  • Ash: 2g
  • Butyric: 0g
  • Capric: 0g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Exchange: 4fat
  • Exchange: 1meat
  • Exchange: 2starch
  • Exchange: 1vegetables
  • Folate Dfe: 6mcg
  • Gram Weight: 150g
  • Kilojoules: 1713kj
  • Lauric: 0g
  • Linoleic: 1g
  • Linolenic: 0g
  • Mono Fat: 6g
  • Mypyramid: 2grain
  • Mypyramid: 0milk
  • Mypyramid: 0vegetable
  • Myristic: 0g
  • Net Carbs: 28g
  • Niacin Equivalents: 1mg
  • Oleic: 5g
  • Omega3 Fatty Acid: 0g
  • Omega6 Fatty Acid: 1g
  • Other: 18carbsg
  • Palmitic: 2g
  • Palmitol: 0g
  • Poly Fat: 1g
  • Pyramid: 2bread
  • Pyramid: 2fat
  • Pyramid: 0meat
  • Pyramid: 0milk
  • Pyramid: 0vegetables
  • Stearic: 1g
  • Vitamin B6: 0mg
  • Water: 57g