Muffin Tin Pizzas

posted by Andrea | 05/7/2013

muffin tin pizzas

We love pizza — all types of pizza — so we almost always have lots of pizza toppings in the house.

A couple weeks ago, I decided to mix things up a bit.  Instead of making homemade pizza or doctoring up a frozen pizza, I tried making muffin tin pizzas. The only “problem” was all the recipes I found online called for  pizza dough as the crust… and I didn’t have pizza dough or the time to make pizza dough.

So, I improvised using a package of refrigerated biscuits — and it worked marvelously!

Not only did these taste delicious, they were so easy to make. I literally had dinner on the table in about 25 minutes — and I didn’t even have a recipe to follow or know exactly what I was doing.

There’s probably less than 10 minutes of hands-on time involved in this recipe, and I have a feeling your kids would love to help!

mini pizzas

Recipe for Muffin Tin Pizzas

This recipe makes 8 individual pizzas or about 4 servings

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INGREDIENTS: 

The ingredients can be as simple or as complex as you like. I just used whatever we had in the fridge — so feel free to customize them to your family’s tastes.

  • 1 8-count pkg. (16 oz) refrigerated biscuits
  • 1/2 c. pizza or pasta sauce
  • various meats and veggies for toppings (cut into small pieces)
  • 1/2 c. shredded cheese
  • 8 Pepperonis (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

The directions are as simple as the ingredients…

pizza instructions

  • Lightly grease a regular muffin tin with cooking spray
  • Press one biscuit into each muffin cup
  • Add 1 T. of sauce to the bottom of each biscuit
  • Add whatever toppings you like
  • Top with 1 T. shredded cheese and a pepperoni (for looks)
  • Bake at 400*F for approximately 12 minutes — or until biscuits are golden brown
  • Eat and enjoy!

I served our pizzas with a simple side salad and a few raw veggies.

That’s it — so simple.

muffin tin pizzas

Oh, and if you love pizza as much as we do, here are a few other recipes you might want to try.

What is your favorite way to eat pizza?

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12 comments

  1. Melissa

    05/07/2013

    I am sooo going to have to try this. Then I can customize it for the girls!!!!

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  2. Five4fivemeals

    05/07/2013

    We had something similar for supper last night! It was beef, corn, BBQ sauce onions and cheese all in a biscuit.

    I also do little chicken pot pies this way. Great for leftover meat.

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  3. Rebecca's Delightful Home

    05/07/2013

    I love pizza and I love simple! I will be trying this one. Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s pizza crust? I used to make home made until I discovered TJ’s. It’s about $1.25 for the dough ready to bake (comes in a bag). I have even stocked up on it and put it in the freezer – it thaws out and bakes just fine. I love the idea of making mini pizzas in the muffin tins & using actual muffins is so clever (and quick!).

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    Amanda Reply:

    our local italian import grocery sells pizza dough for 3-4 bags for $1! You can’t beat it! It’s the best dough and makes pizza super cheap :)

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  4. Gloria

    05/07/2013

    This is a great idea for breakfast pizza.

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  5. Rebecca

    05/07/2013

    this looks Perfect! for my little (4 year old) cook helper!! We will try it this weekend!!!
    Thank you!

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  6. Lauren

    05/07/2013

    Yum! Looks really good. I did something similar, but instead of putting the biscuits in muffin tins I smashed them flat to make mini pizza crusts which I topped and cooked on a baking sheet. I agree that is was really easy and fast. My 19-month-old enjoyed helping with the smashing. :)

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  7. Amanda

    05/07/2013

    A co-worker gave me a recipe years ago that is great, simple and easy, and uses a can of buttermilk biscuits as the dough.

    Essentially you spread out the biscuits on a cookies sheet sprayed w/ cooking spray (you want them to be as thick as a normal pizza – I can usually do 4 on a cookie sheet) and make little pizzas, top with sauce, cheese and whatever toppings. Bake at 375 for 10-15min until golden.

    Delicious and easy! And since a tube has 8 biscuits, it’s dinner for us and our son, and lunch the next day!

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  8. Jennifer

    05/07/2013

    We usually make our own whole wheat pizza dough, BUT I LOVE to make the Bubble Up Pizza recipe from Pampered Chef sometimes. You take a can of biscuits and cut them in quarters in a greased dish, then add a jar of pizza sauce and whatever else you want (ham, peppers, onions, whatever…..and cheese, always cheese). Use your hands to mix it all up. i imagine a kid would love to do this part. Mine’s still too little. You can top with more cheese if you want. Bake at 350. I don’t remember how long, maybe 20-30 min. Watch for it to bubble up. It’s like a deep dish pizza, but you have to use a fork. Soooo good.

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  9. Carrie

    05/08/2013

    Some more ideas for quick pizza are to use Flour Tortillas (any flavor), Flatbread or English Muffins. I have 3 boys ages 16 , 14 and 9. This is something thatis great for them to make as a snack anytime as they are constantly eating!

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  10. Becky

    05/14/2013

    Just made these for dinner. Everybody loved them.

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    Andrea Reply:

    thanks for sharing Becky — so yummy and delicious!

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