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

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Pizza Muffin Recipe
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6 to 8
 
A quick and easy dinner idea or appetizer for your next party.
Ingredients
  • 1 rolled refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 cup Contadina Pizza Sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 18-24 pepperonis (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400`F.
  2. Unroll the pizza crust and cut into 3 inch squares. One pizza crust should make about 18 squares.
  3. 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.
  4. Once you have put each square into a muffin cup bake the pizza crust for about 5 minutes at 400`F.
  5. Once the crust has baked, add a teaspoon of Contadina Pizza Sauce to the center of each muffin.
  6. If you want to add other toppings, like pepperoni add them on top of the sauce.
  7. Top the pizza muffins with a mixture of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  8. 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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16 comments

Ellen Christian November 18, 2013 - 10:27 am

Definitely looks like something my kids would love!

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Janel November 18, 2013 - 12:30 pm

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

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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!

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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!

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Angela November 18, 2013 - 5:49 pm

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

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

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

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Anne November 18, 2013 - 8:23 pm

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

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Tammilee Tillison November 18, 2013 - 11:31 pm

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

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Jennifer Soltys November 18, 2013 - 11:37 pm

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Mistee Dawn November 19, 2013 - 1:47 am

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

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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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