Pizza muffins stacked on a cutting board
Pizza muffins are loaded with cheese, sauce, and pizza toppings. They are kid-approved and so delicious!
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  1. Easy Pizza Muffins - A quick & easy lunch or appetizer
  2. Ingredients
  3. Additions & Substitutions
  4. How to Make Pizza Muffins
  5. How to Make Ahead & Freeze
  6. More Kid-Friendly Recipes
  7. Pizza Muffins Recipe

Pizza muffins are a super fun new way to make everyone’s favorite food… pizza! That’s right these cute little muffins aren’t your typical bakery item. Instead, they are loaded with cheese, sauce, and pizza toppings.

They are kid-approved and so delicious! (They also make a great appetizer or tailgating recipe!)

Pizza muffins stacked on top of each other with marina sauce dip in the background

Easy Pizza Muffins – A quick & easy lunch or appetizer

My kids love it when I make a recipe for the first time that offers a new and exciting way to make one of their favorite foods. Pizza, of course, is the favorite of all favorites. And I can’t even argue with them, because I love pizza, too! Who doesn’t?

These pizza muffins are a super easy recipe and they are a great recipe to make with kids. We always have a great time making them together and getting creative with the toppings we will use.

Next time you are looking for a fun and delicious recipe to make at home with the kiddos, you have got to give these a try. You will love them as much as they do! Pizza muffins are an easy to make, tasty, unique version of traditional pizza.

pizza muffin on a plate

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients I traditionally use, however this meal can be super versatile! You can pretty much swap things out and use any toppings you’d traditionally have on a regular pizza. Read the section below for some fun ideas!

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tsp garlic salt
  • 2 Tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tsp oregano
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter melted
  • 1 package mini pepperoni divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 4 Tbsp pizza sauce

Additions & Substitutions

Protein: While this recipe calls for pepperoni, you could use bacon, ham, or chicken. You could use any combination of these too. Get creative! You can also make your pizza muffins vegetarian and leave out the protein all together!

Pizza Toppings: If you plan to make your pizza muffins vegetarian, I would recommend beefing them up by adding in vegetables or other common pizza toppings. Some options would be green or black olives, green peppers, mushrooms, or onions. You can also add some of these toppings in with your protein. Again, get creative and have fun with it!

Cheese: Traditionally, pizza has mozzarella cheese on it. However, for these pizza muffins you can use any type of shredded cheese. If you like spicy, try doing pepperjack! You could also use provolone, swiss, or cheddar.

pizza muffin cut open

How to Make Pizza Muffins

  1. Chop about 3/4 of the package of mini pepperoni into small pieces and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, garlic salt, onion powder, oregano, baking powder, and grated Parmesan cheese.
  3. Add the milk, egg, melted butter, and half the package of chopped pepperoni to the batter and stir to combine. Note that the batter will be runny! batter in a muffin tin
  4. Fill the muffin pan ¼ of the way full with the batter, then sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese in the middle.
  5. Add more batter on top of the cheese, filling it only about ¾ of the way full. cheese on top of batter in a muffin tin
  6. Add a dollop of pizza sauce on the top, sprinkle with more cheddar, and add mini pepperoni or other toppings.pizza sauce added to muffin cup
  7. Press ingredients slightly down into the batter. When baking, the muffins will form into a dome, so you want to be careful to not overfill or you’ll have a mess on your hands.muffin pizzas ready to cook
  8. Bake at 375° for 20-22 minutes, depending on how hot your oven runs.
  9. Let the muffins rest in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before removing.
cooked pizza muffins

How to Make Ahead & Freeze

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can make them ahead and freeze them. Then pull them out when you are ready to enjoy them.

To freeze your pizza muffins, just follow the instructions above to make them. Once they are cooled, store in an airtight freezer safe container and heat up when you are ready to eat them!

They are perfect for school lunches or after-school snacks too!

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5 from 2 votes
Pizza muffins stacked on a cutting board

Pizza Muffins

Serves — 6
Pizza muffins are loaded with cheese, sauce, and pizza toppings. They are kid-approved and so delicious!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tsp garlic salt
  • 2 Tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tsp oregano
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter melted
  • 1 5-ounce package mini pepperoni divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 4 Tbsp pizza sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375°.
  • Chop 3/4 of the mini pepperoni into 1/4″ pieces and set aside.
  • Combine the flour, garlic salt, onion powder, oregano, baking powder, and grated Parmesan cheese in a large mixing bowl.
  • Next, add the milk, egg, melted butter, and half the package of chopped pepperoni to the batter and stir to combine. Note that the batter will be runny!
  • Then, spray a regular sized 6-serving muffin tin with cooking spray. You can easily double the recipe for a 12-muffin tin.
  • Fill the bottom of the muffin pan ¼ of the way full with batter, then sprinkle 1 Tbsp of shredded cheddar cheese in the middle.
  • Add more batter on top of the cheese, filling it only about ¾ of the way full.
  • Add a dollop of pizza sauce on the top, sprinkle with more cheddar, and add mini pepperoni — press ingredients down into batter just a bit. When baking, the muffins will form into a dome, so you want to be careful to not overfill or you’ll have a mess on your hands.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-22 minutes, depending on how hot your oven runs.
  • Let the muffins rest in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before removing them.

Jenn’s Notes

Notes
You can easily double the recipe for a 12-muffin tin.)
Do not overfill the muffin tins or you will have a big mess on your hands

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 1103mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 601IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 3mg

Pizza muffins are a fun, new way to make pizza for the family. They are easy and delicious. We always have a great time making (and eating) these in my house. I can’t wait for you to give them a try in your own home!

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    THANKS For Sharing Jenn 👍🏼♥️❗️And Also For GREAT Visuals ❗️👍🏼 It Really Helps A lot😊These Will Come In Handy AND SO Will The MiniMeat Loafs .G-d♥️Bless