Yield: 8 servings

Savory Italian Biscuit Cups

Savory Italian Biscuit Cups after final bake, arranged on cutting board

A few simple ingredients come together for a delightfully easy entree - great for dinner, lunch, meal prep or parties!   These are the perfect combination of savory flavors - think breadsticks dunked in meaty bolognese sause and then dipped in melted cheese!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup onion, diced, (or 2 Tbsp dried minced)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup jarred or prepared spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (8-count) tube refrigerated biscuits, "flaky" variety
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In skillet over medium heat, sautée onions in olive oil until translucent and soft (3-5 minutes).  Add in ground beef, together with salt and garlic, and cook until beef is no longer pink; remove from heat and drain.
  3. Add in spaghetti sauce, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese and mix well.
  4. Spray muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.  Split each biscuit in half along the flaky layers (so there is a top half and a bottom half).  Take each half and flatten into a circle approximately 4-5 inches in diameter.  
  5. Press each circle into bottom and along sides of prepared muffin tin cups.  
  6. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of beef mixture into the center of each cup.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven.

To eat now:

  1. Sprinkle tops of biscuit cups with shredded mozzarella cheese.  Bake an additional 3-4 minutes until cheese has melted and is bubbly.  Serve.  (16 biscuit cups, 2 per serving)

To freeze for later:

  1. Cool baked cups to room temperature.  Do not add shredded cheese.  Place biscuit cups on baking sheet and place sheet in freezer for one hour or overnight.  Then transfer biscuit cups to labeled freezer bag and return to freezer until needed.

To prepare after freezing:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Defrost biscuit cups overnight in refrigerator (or cook directly from frozen).  Place biscuit cups on baking sheet.  Bake for 10-15 minutes (or longer if baking from frozen) until heated through.  Remove from oven, sprinkle tops with shredded mozzarella cheese, and bake an additional 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.  Serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

2 biscuit cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 615mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 23g

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only.

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