These fun and easy Pizza Muffins make for a great meal or snack!
We have been implementing some new house rules at Weary Chef HQ this past week, a big one being reducing the mania at bedtime. I have always leaned towards the “kids need to express themselves and have fun” camp, while my husband is more on the “no running or yelling or acting like a wild animal in the house” team. I could no longer make much of an argument for running wild indoors after it resulted in this last week:
That’s a broken clavicle all right. While I still don’t want to stifle their spirits, we have decided that there need to be some safety rules like not going completely berserk at the end of the day because people can get hurt. (This is getting to the part about food very soon.) To motivate and reward the kids for going along with this, I offered a Friday Movie Party if they could stay calm at bedtime all week. Movie Party means eating dinner in the living room while watching TV, which is a big treat. The Tall One was thrilled about this policy and happy to comply. The Short One doesn’t exactly know what I’m talking about, but if his older brother stays calm, he will follow suit. I’m happy to report that the first week was a success, largely due to the fact that the pain of the fall is still all too fresh in The Tall One’s memory, but hopefully we can build habits now that will stick around even after he’s recovered.
The party started with some appetizers:
Next up was the main course: pizza muffins. We loved these little guys, especially because they are so customizable and don’t contain tomato sauce, which The Tall One usually won’t eat. Use your own stir-ins and serve with marinara for dipping if desired. We tried crumbled turkey bacon and olives this time. Big hit!Print
These fun pizza muffins can be served for dinner or as an appetizer!
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- 1 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1–1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1–1/2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella or Italian blend shredded cheese divided
- 1 cup diced stir-ins of your choice (pepperoni, olives, bell pepper, onion, you name it!)
- 1 cup marinara sauce optional but encouraged for dipping
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Generously spray muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
In large bowl, stir together flours, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and salt.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk, and stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Mix in 1 c. cheese and additional ingredients.
Scoop dough into muffin tin, and sprinkle a small amount of cheese over there top of each muffin. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool in pan for a few minutes, then serve warm with marinara for dipping if desired.
Adapted from Pizza Puffs at Sweet as a Cookie.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Category: Pizza
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The Falcon says
I’am the tall one !The Weary chef is the best cook
Andi Gleeson says
You are the sweetest son a mom could have. Thanks for being my #1 fan and a great helper. xoxo
Well,this recipe is good,iwant to share my experience similar to this,I made pizzas in muffin cups or cupcakes liners,not mixing like you,but first the dough thn sauce thn all pizza topping,also I made pizza cornetto’s,but these filled with white sauce n veges or chicken its up to you.thx
Hi, Shuma. Thanks so much for taking the time to come back and leave a comment! I’m really glad you liked the recipe, and your layered version sounds delicious. Thank you :)
Gosh, I hope that The Tall One is feeling better?! Boys will be boys as they say…
Food, treats work very well with the males of any species ;)
The Weary Chef says
It is amazing – he is almost completely recovered after a week! The doctor said if it happened to us we would be barely moving for six weeks. Kids heal like Wolverine.
Omg, this looks so gorgeous! =)
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Thanks for stopping by!