Kid Friendly Pizza Muffin Recipe

by Linette

On Sunday nights we love to kick back and watch a little football or a good movie on TV before we gear back up for the next week. Of course a football game or a movie calls for some quick and easy finger food to go along with it. One of my favorite quick and easy meals is this pizza muffin recipe. They’re a fun twist on an old classic and they’re sure to lead to a #CleanPlate at our house. pizza muffins final

Pizza Muffin Recipe

Linette Gerlach
A quick and easy dinner idea or appetizer for your next party.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 6 to 8


  • 1 rolled refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 cup Contadina Pizza Sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 18-24 pepperonis optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400`F.
  • Unroll the pizza crust and cut into 3 inch squares. One pizza crust should make about 18 squares.
  • Stretch each square a little and put it into a muffin cup sprayed with no stick cooking spray. The squares should come up the sides of the cup, and may drape over the edge a little on the corners.
  • Once you have put each square into a muffin cup bake the pizza crust for about 5 minutes at 400`F.
  • Once the crust has baked, add a teaspoon of Contadina Pizza Sauce to the center of each muffin.
  • If you want to add other toppings, like pepperoni add them on top of the sauce.
  • Top the pizza muffins with a mixture of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for another 6 to 8 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

pizza muffins step 3 This recipe is super easy to make, and it’s also a crowd pleaser, that makes it perfect for a quick dinner, or even a fun appetizer for a party. Try this recipe for your next football gathering, or even as a quick snack or appetizer for your holiday party. Make sure you bake a few extra, the kids will love them! pizza muffins final 1 I know my son sure does. Pizza muffins always equal a clean plate at the end of the meal! #cleanplate Contadina Pizza Sauce makes this recipe super quick and easy. If you don’t want to add the pepperoni separate, Contadina even has a pizza sauce with pepperoni, they also make a tomato sauce so you can spice it up any way you want for pizza, pasta, or even meatballs. You can check out more great recipe favorites featuring Contadina here:


I’m definitely going to give a few of these a try for my hungry family! What’s your favorite Contadina recipe?


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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Contadina via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Contadina.

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Ellen Christian November 18, 2013 - 10:27 am

Definitely looks like something my kids would love!

Janel November 18, 2013 - 12:30 pm

YUMMY!! I would have a clean plate, too!

Mer November 18, 2013 - 1:33 pm

How cute! These do look like a great kid friendly food…maybe even with a toppings bar so everyone could add their favorite pizza topping. I’d love some bell pepper on mine!

Kelsey Apley November 18, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Oh yum!!! I think these sounds so good. We don’t have any kiddo’s but I know they would be a tasty lunch for me and the hubs!

Angela November 18, 2013 - 5:49 pm

This looks so yummy and totally something that my hungry crowd would enjoy.

Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) November 18, 2013 - 7:53 pm

5 stars
Looks soooo good! I love snacks like this for football games and get togethers.

Anne November 18, 2013 - 8:23 pm

What a great kid friendly meal, my kids would love this

Tammilee Tillison November 18, 2013 - 11:31 pm

Yum! These look fantastic. I love that they are a kid friendly meal.

Jennifer Soltys November 18, 2013 - 11:37 pm

I LOVE THIS!!! Totally making these this week!

Ashley - Embracing Beauty November 18, 2013 - 11:59 pm

5 stars
Yum, that sounds like a delicious kid-friendly meal!

Melissa November 19, 2013 - 12:39 am

My son is starting to want to help cook dinner. This looks like one that he could easily help with and everyone would love.

Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) November 19, 2013 - 1:16 am

Those do look really good and kid-friendly! Love your cleaned plate pic! Cute!

Mistee Dawn November 19, 2013 - 1:47 am

Those look delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell November 19, 2013 - 10:26 am

There wouldn’t be a single one left on my plate either. Those look outstanding!

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