Recently I was thinking of making another batch of my taco cups. Gosh we loved those, and what’s not to love about using a muffin tin to batch out something that everyone is going to love, in bite sized form. That’s when it dawned on me as I was looking at a batch of pizza dough that I could probably get away with molding that dough into the muffin tins and make pizza muffins! Low and behold these things were dynamite, and they were such a huge hit that one of my kids (they all devoured them) said I could make those any time for him. I knew that was a sure sign.
Let’s get started.
- 1 batch of your favorite pizza dough, room temperature
- cooking spray
- your favorite pizza sauce
- sliced pepperoni, diced
- mozzarella cheese
- shredded colby jack cheese, optional
- Other favorite pizza ingredients, optional
My kids all agree (for the most part) on cheese and pepperoni pizza, hence this style of pizza muffin, however feel free to use your favorite pizza ingredients.
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees.
Next, spray your muffin tin with cooking spray.
Take a generous ball of dough, enough dough to mold into each muffin tin, and then to each ball, form into the muffin tin. Repeat with each ball of dough.
I kind of went deep dish style on this one where I placed the meat on the bottom layer, but you create your own style.
Place diced pepperoni onto the bottom of each formed dough ball. Top with mozzarella, then some shredded colby jack cheese, then cover with pizza sauce.
Place into your preheated oven, and cook for about 15-20 minutes.
Once cooked, remove them from the oven, and using a butter knife, wedge each one out onto a serving plate. Shower with fresh parmesan cheese if desired.
Now dig in. These reminded me of hand sized deep dish pizzas, but in muffin form. And if you want to talk about something delicious, and additive, these are the ones to go for. Hope you enjoy!