I think I’ve mentioned before that our family is big on snacks. And if not… well then, there you go. I feel like I am always making something for us to munch on.
Or if I’m not in the mood to cook anything, then I usually always have a cabinet full of snacks and things for the kids. And me.
Then one afternoon I was craving pizza. But alas, we didn’t have any pizza in the house. And I actually didn’t have any dough on hand to make a pizza, but I had a couple cans of biscuits! I don’t know about you… but I love quick, whip-together, on-a-whim type of meals.
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What are Pizza Muffins
Pizza Muffins are a delightful twist on the classic pizza, designed for those moments when you’re craving a cheesy, savory snack, but don’t want to wait for delivery or deal with the hassle of making pizza dough.
They’re like a bite-sized party in your mouth, oozing with mozzarella, bursting with flavor, and conveniently baked into muffin form.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
Now, let’s get down to why you’ll fall head over heels for this Pizza Muffin recipe.
Imagine sinking your teeth into golden-brown, cheesy pockets of joy, each bite delivering a perfect blend of mozzarella, parmesan, and the irresistible allure of pepperoni. It’s a snack, it’s a meal, it’s whatever you want it to be!
- 16 Grands Biscuits: The star of the show. These biscuits transform into fluffy, golden muffin goodness.
- 1/3 Cup Olive Oil: Drizzled over the biscuits, this adds a delightful richness.
- 2 1/2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese: The cheese pull factor. Need I say more?
- 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese: A little parmesan punch for extra flavor.
- 2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning: The secret blend that takes these muffins to the next level.
- 6 oz Sliced Pepperoni: Savory, spicy, and utterly irresistible.
Substitutions & Additions
Feeling adventurous? Pizza Muffins are versatile, so don’t hesitate to make them your own.
Swap out the pepperoni for your favorite toppings like mushrooms, bell peppers, or olives. You can even experiment with different cheeses for a unique flavor twist. The possibilities are endless!
How to Make this Recipe
Alright, let’s dive into the action. Preheat your oven to 350°F and get your muffin tin ready with a generous spray of nonstick cooking spray.
- Start by cutting each Grands Biscuit into quarters and toss them into a big ol’ bowl.
- Drizzle that olive oil all over the biscuit pieces, ensuring they’re coated evenly.
- Next, sprinkle in your mozzarella cheese, parmesan, Italian seasoning, and those glorious pepperoni slices. Give it all a gentle toss to create pizza muffin magic.
Now, here comes the fun part. Fill each muffin tin with this delectable pizza roll mixture. Pop them in the oven, and in just 20-25 minutes, you’ll have golden-brown tops and beautifully melted cheese.
Cooking Tips & Tricks
To nail these Pizza Muffins, remember to keep an eye on them as they bake. Oven temperatures can vary, so you want that perfect golden hue.
And if you’re feeling extra creative, why not try mini sausage links, veggies, or even pineapple for a tropical twist? Go wild!
These are really best served piping hot out of the oven and with a side of your favorite marinara or pizza sauce for dipping. When you pull them apart the cheese inside just melts and stretches out to create a delicious bite with a little bit of muffin and pepperoni.
Now, go ahead and experiment with filling for these. You really can’t go wrong.
In the unlikely event that you have leftovers (trust me, it’s rare), store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Pop them in the microwave for a quick reheat, and they’ll be as good as new.
Can I use a different type of biscuit? Absolutely! You can experiment with various biscuit types to suit your taste.
Can I make these ahead of time for a party? You sure can! Bake them in advance and reheat before serving to keep that cheesy goodness intact.
How long do they stay fresh? Ideally, they’re at their best when enjoyed within a day or two, but they can last a little longer when properly stored.
More Inspired Recipes
And there you have it, folks! Pizza Muffins – the snack that eats like a meal. Perfect for quick cravings, movie nights, or whenever you’re in the mood for cheesy deliciousness. Get creative, make them your own, and let your taste buds embark on a cheesy adventure. Enjoy!
- 16 grands biscuits
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- 6 oz sliced pepperoni
- Preheat oven to 350° F and spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- Open grands biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters with kitchen knife or scissors. Place into large bowl.
- Drizzle olive oil over top of rolls and mix to coat rolls evenly. Add mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, italian seasoning, and pepperoni and gently toss to combine all ingredients.
- Fill each muffin tin with pizza roll mixture and then bake in 350° F oven for 20-25 minutes or until tops are golden brown and cheese is melted.
- Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes then serve with pasta sauce for dipping (optional).