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1 pkg. Puff Pastry
Favorite marinara or BBQ sauce
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup breadcrumbs (can use seasoned Italian or panko)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1-2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (or 2 tablespoons dried parsley)
2 Tbsp. melted butter
3-4 in. Hors D’oeuvre toothpicks
1 in. star cookie cutter


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Simmer favorite marinara or BBQ sauce on low heat.

  3. Mix all meatball ingredients, ground beef through parsley, together in a large bowl. Shape into small meatballs and drop into simmering sauce. Continue cooking in the simmering sauce for about 30-40 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.

  4. Unroll refrigerated Puff Pastry on enclosed parchment paper and place on a baking sheet. Using cookie cutter, cut star shapes. Remove any excess dough and space the stars out on the parchment paper.

  5. Brush each star with melted butter and bake until golden brown (about 8-10 min.).

  6. To assemble, warm up meatballs and sauce. Cover bottom of serving tray with desired sauce and add meatballs. Place puff pastry star topper on top of meatball & skewer with toothpick. Repeat for each meatball.

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