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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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)


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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  1. Melissa


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


  2. Five4fivemeals


    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.


  3. Rebecca's Delightful Home


    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!).


    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 :)


  4. Gloria


    This is a great idea for breakfast pizza.


  5. Rebecca


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


  6. Lauren


    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. :)


  7. Amanda


    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!


  8. Jennifer


    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.


  9. Carrie


    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!


  10. Becky


    Just made these for dinner. Everybody loved them.


    Andrea Reply:

    thanks for sharing Becky — so yummy and delicious!


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