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PIZZA!!!! That's the only word I tend to hear these days whenever I ask my husband and Kenya what they want for dinner. Our newest Sunday night tradition has become making homemade pizzas together as a family and it's so much fun. One of Kenya's favorite parts is getting to choose the toppings for his side of the pie. We've even found that foods he normally won't eat on their own, become totally appealing to him when tossed on his pizza.

A few Sundays ago when we were making some delicious thin crusted creations, Chloe was on the kitchen floor playing with one of the muffin tins and it gave me a genius idea_ Pizza Muffins! Why, you may ask? Why not! Pizza is crunchy, cheesy, delicious, totally kid-friendly and when it's cooked in the shape of a muffin, it just adds a cool twist to the same old slice that you're used to. When I told my husband about my inspiration for this recipe, the first thing he said was, "thank goodness Chloe wasn't playing with a jello mold when you thought this one up".

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Pizza Muffins (Makes 16-18 Cups)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 13 mins

egg free

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb pizza dough
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Pizza Sauce
  • Olive Oil

Preparation

1. Bring dough to room temperature and preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2. Roll out the dough to a thin 18 x 12 rectangle and cut into squares about 3 x 3 inches.

3. Grease mini muffin cups and place one square in each cup, making sure that the corners of the dough are sticking out.

4. Brush edges of dough with olive oil.

5. Par-bake dough for 8 minutes and take tins out of oven.

6. Pour 1 tsp of sauce in each cup and evenly distribute the cheese between the cups (you can add toppings now as well).

7. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.

8. Cool and serve.

Accompaniments

Mushrooms, Ham, Red Peppers, Olives or whatever you and your kids love. The possibilities are endless

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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30 comments

  • Jojo

    ohhhh - I tried to make these a couple of weeks ago without the receipe (from your facebook post) and did not prebake the crust...it didn't turn out all that well. Now I get it! I will try it tonight!

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  • Lisa

    This sounds delish. Do you think I could make these with mini fillo cups? I bought some the other day thinking I was going to use them for an app for a party but changed my mind about what to make & now am trying to think of fun ways to use them...

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    • Catherine

      I actually don't know, my concern would be that the phyllo would be too thin and the sauce and cheese would bleed through. I think you would have to put a good amount of layers of phyllo and par-bake them then add the sauce and cheese. Let me know how they turn out!

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  • Vittoria

    We made these for lunch today and they were SO yummy! I thawed out some spinach to sneak in them for my not-so-veggie-friendly toddler to eat. Hilarious story...she was on the counter \"helping\" me make them and spotted the bowl of spinach, tasted a bite, and then proceeded to shovel handfuls of spinach in her mouth! Here I am trying to find creative ways to sneak her spinach and she's willing to eat it plain!

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    • [email protected]

      OMg-soo cute! My Lo does that with mashed pots. Won't eat them in her plate but loves them right after I mash them with the blender!

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  • Jenni

    we do something like this in my home. although, we use eggroll wrappers for the crust. i love making homemade baked wontons(dont do alot of frying in our house) and one day i tried making our own pizza rolls with egroll skins and the guys loved it. keep up the good work! we love your recipes!

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  • Yeni

    wow, these look great! we always have pizza night, usually thursdays. this will be a good change and i'm sure my little guy (and big guy) will love it. i agree that it's very easy to get the little ones to eat more veggies if they're covered in delicious gooey cheese and sauce. thanks for another winning recipe!

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  • Order Up!!!

    So I made these and am not sure if I was to use regular size muffin tins or mini?
    My 3x3 squares didn't top over?
    Otherwise came out lookin pretty good - tasted awesome
    anyone?

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  • MC

    So delicious! Instead of cooking the dough first, I filled them and baked for about 12 minutes. Came out perfect. Our favorite filling is chicken, red onions, and our favorite BBQ sauce (dinosaur bbq sauce), topped with fresh mozzarella :)

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  • Julie

    I am going to try this with Trader Joe's pizza dough! This would be a good way for us to keep our dairy-eating and non-dairy-eating family members safe and happy. :)

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    • Catherine

      We use TJ's pizza dough all the time!

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  • Tenika

    i have an assigment to make a pizza muffin but it has to appeal to kids around the age of 14 aswell as look like some kind of muffin and it has to go good with a salad. can any one help?

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  • Amber

    I made these for a play date today and they were a hit! Thanks for another great recipe!!

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  • Na

    I love pizza muffin so much

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  • Jen

    These look great! My son would have fun helping to make these.

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  • JB

    I think this will be a huge winner in my household. My husband is the picky eater (at least, for now, son is only 1yo), but he love pepperoni & bacon pizza, pepperoni pizza rolls, pretty much any pizza product as long as it has pepperoni. Plus this will be so fun for my son to eat! :)

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  • Becky

    I don't have a kitchen scale. How many pounds of dough does your dough recipe make,, i. e., how many batches of pizza muffins can I get out of one batch of pizza dough?

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    • Catherine

      It makes about 1 1/2 pounds of dough! So it will make about 2 dozen pizza muffins! You might need to increase the other ingredients if you're going to be using the full recipe of dough. :)

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    I follow all of your recipes they are awesome

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    And please reply

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