Pizza Muffins

Make these tasty pizza muffins as an easy dinner, quick snack or even for a simple lunch. All you need is a can of biscuits and some yummy pizza toppings to make these gooey and cheesy muffins.

Pizza muffins arranged on a circular, wooden serving dish with marinara sauce on the side.
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Pizza Muffins Recipe

Pizza night doesn't have to be the only time you enjoy the delightful flavors of pizza. These easy pizza muffins are all the good things about a classic pizza in the compact form of a yummy little muffin.

Muffins are basically my love language, so finding ways to make savory muffins is always a win. These cheesy breakfast egg muffins are a favorite savory breakfast addition around here!

If you've got picky eaters who are always asking for pizza and chicken nuggets, this is a great way to switch things up. Or maybe you are that picky eater, this is perfect for you too!

These simple muffins are something the whole family will love. Whether you need a quick dinner on a busy evening, or you like to have hearty snacks around, these are sure to be a family favorite in no time.

It's great for pizza movie night too, especially with a glass of Grape Lemonade!

The only problem you may have with these muffins is that you can't eat just one! And once you try dipping them in marinara sauce, good luck keeping them in the house!

Overhead photo of two pizza muffins on a plate.

Why You'll Love this Recipe

You are going to adore this recipe, for a few reasons:

  • You only need about a half hour to make these easy pizza cups. A quick and easy dish.
  • Clean-up will take you all of five minutes since all you need is a bowl, spoon, and muffin pan for this recipe.
  • Pizza muffins are a great make-ahead snack since they reheat well. Pack them in lunch boxes or heat them up as an after school snack.
Pizza muffin ingredients separated into individual bowls surrounding a sealed roll of Grands biscuits.

Ingredients

Grab these simple ingredients on your next run to the grocery store so you'll have everything you need to make these easy pizza muffins:

  • pillsbury biscuits
  • olive oil
  • diced pepperoni
  • shredded mozzarella 
  • Italian seasoning
  • grated parmesan 
  • marinara sauce or pizza sauce

Substitutions and Variations

You can swap out the canned biscuits for pizza dough or even crescent roll dough. Make homemade pizza dough for an extra tasty variations!

Use avocado oil or melted butter in place of the extra virgin olive oil if you prefer.

To make this pizza muffins recipe vegetarian, just omit the diced pepperoni and add a little bit more cheese into the mix.

If you need gluten-free biscuits to fit specific dietary restrictions, make homemade gluten free biscuits and use that dough in this recipe. (I have yet to come across pre-made gluten-free biscuits!)

Use any of your favorite pizza toppings in this pizza muffin recipe. Diced ham, Italian sausage, black olives, bell pepper, mushrooms and more would all work well. You can also add some red pepper flakes for a little kick!

Homemade ranch dressing is a great alternative dipping sauce to marinara.

Overhead photo of pizza muffins arranged on a circular, wooden serving dish with marinara sauce on the side.

How to Make Pizza Muffins

Here's how to make your own pizza muffins:

Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit, and then grease a muffin pan well.

Hot Tip: Check out my post on how to grease a muffin pan for the best tips and tricks to keep those tasty pizza muffins from sticking to the pan.

One-inch chunks of Grands biscuit in a glass mixing bowl.

While the oven is preheating, open the can of biscuits and separate them. Then, cut each biscuit into 6 chunks and place into a large bowl.

Grands biscuit chunks seasoned with spices.

Drizzle with olive oil and Italian seasoning. Mix well until the biscuit dough is well-coated.

Seasoned biscuit chunks, shredded cheese and pepperoni slices mixed together in a glass mixing bowl.

Next, add the pepperoni, mozzarella and any other toppings. Mix until everything is thoroughly incorporated.

Twelve muffin tin filled with pizza muffin mix.

Then, divide mixture evenly among each muffin cup in the muffin pan. Top with grated parmesan then place into a preheated oven.

Close up photo of fully cooked pizza muffins in a muffin tin.

Bake the cheese pizza muffins for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden brown. The outside of the pizza cups should be crispy with a soft and melt-in-your-mouth inside.

Serve warm with fresh marinara sauce, ranch or your favorite dipping sauce.

One pizza muffin being dipped into marinara sauce.

What to Serve with Pizza Muffins

Pizza muffins are a great stand-alone snack or appetizer, but when you're eating them for lunch or dinner you may want some side dishes.

Make a big salad like this strawberry spinach salad, or a delicious lemon orzo pasta salad. Easy veggies sides like corn and tomato salad and garlic green beans are also great sides to serve with pizza muffins.

Keep things light and easy by making a simple fruit salad.

And if you're making pizza muffins as an appetizer, there are some great dishes that will pair well alongside it. Cheesy garlic bread and buffalo chicken meatballs are two of my favorites, but whipped feta dip pairs great as well.

Or, serve some pepperoni pizza dip with them, because who's to say there can ever be "too much pizza" at a party? Don't forget dessert dips too! This cannoli dip is to die for.

Two pizza muffins on a small plate, with one of them broken in half.

How to Store Leftover Pizza Muffins

After allowing pizza cups to cool to room temperature on a cooling rack, place into an airtight container. You can also wrap each muffin individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Then, store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

If you're storing in the freezer, I recommend wrapping each muffin individually and then placing them into a large airtight container.

Tips for Success

Here are some tips and tricks for making this recipe:

  • For extra buttery results, brush melted butter onto freshly baked muffins immediately after they come out of the oven.
  • Make these extra kid friendly by turning them into mini muffins! Use a mini muffin tin and decrease the baking time to make the cutest mini pizza muffins.
  • Serve warm for the best texture and flavor, and I recommend always serving with your favorite dipping sauce!

FAQ

How do you reheat pizza muffins in the oven?

Place desired amount of leftover muffins onto a baking sheet, and bake at 350° Fahrenheit until warmed through. You can bake from frozen, or allow leftovers to thaw in the refrigerator and then bake them. Pizza muffins can also be reheated in the toaster oven and, if you're in a rush, the microwave.

What is the best biscuit dough for pizza muffins?

Any canned biscuit dough that is flaky and buttery will produce the best pizza muffins. You can always make your own homemade biscuits and use that as well! But pre-made dough from the store is the easy button for the most flaky and delicious pizza muffins.

Close-up photo of pizza muffins arranged on a circular, wooden serving dish with marinara sauce on the side.

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Pizza Muffins

Pizza muffins are such a simple and easy savory treat to make any time of the day, any day of the week!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Madison Wetherill

Ingredients

  • 1 8-count can Pillsbury biscuits or similar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup pepperoni diced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • marinara sauce for dipping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly coat a muffin pan with cooking spray or butter.
  • Open the can of 8 count biscuits and separate them. 
  • Cut every biscuit into 6 pieces and place them into a large bowl.
  • Add olive oil, diced pepperoni, shredded mozzarella and Italian seasoning to the bowl of biscuit chunks and stir to combine. 
  • Then, divide mixture evenly into the muffin pan and top with grated parmesan.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Pizza muffins should be golden brown on the outside and the dough should be cooked through.
  • Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping.

Notes

Here are some tips and tricks for making this recipe:
  • For extra buttery results, brush melted butter onto freshly baked muffins immediately after they come out of the oven.
  • Make these extra kid friendly by turning them into mini muffins! Use a mini muffin tin and decrease the baking time to make the cutest mini pizza muffins.
  • Serve warm for the best texture and flavor, and I recommend always serving with your favorite dipping sauce!

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 277mg

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