Pizza Muffins are packed with 2 cheeses, seasoning, and pepperoni! Perfect for a school lunch or a snack. Ready in under 30 minutes and a new family favorite recipe.
Whoa. How is summer flying by, and I am already starting to prep for school! Besides sharing my life and recipes with all of you I am also a teacher. If you are a long-time reader you know that I worked in politics for many years, and then non-profit benefit and legal work before heading back to school to get my teaching license. I substitute teach 3 days a week come September, and am really excited I made the choice to sub versus teach full-time to give myself flexibility while Rowan is little, and it allows me to focus on recipe development as well. As excited as I am for teaching, I am still loving these last few weeks before school starts.
One thing that makes my life easier during the school year are easy snacks for after school and lunchbox friendly meals! These Pizza Muffins are so simple, packed with cheese and spices, and served with a yummy pizza sauce. I love to add mini pepperoni to my muffins, and my kiddos love it! These muffins are freezer friendly, and easy to pop in the microwave for a quick after school snack, or packed for lunch with a side of sauce to dip.Check out all of the Back to School Recipes: Air Fryer Taco Sticks from Daily Dish Recipes Carrot Coconut Muffins from That Recipe Cupcake Cones from A Day in The Life on the Farm Easy, Peasy Chocolate Smoothie from Our Good Life Fresh Fruit Yogurt Parfaits from Blogghetti Pizza Muffins from Cheese Curd in Paradise Salted Caramel Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Bars from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks Watermelon Feta Salad from Art of Natural Living
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I know that my kiddos are super happy when they open their lunchbox. They love dipping and serving with pizza sauce is a guarantee for happy kids at lunchtime- plus the muffins are good warm or right out of a lunch bag!
What You Need To Make Pizza Muffins!
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Italian seasoning
- A little salt
- Whole milk
- Mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Mini pepperoni- you can also use regular size and cut them into quarters
- Pizza sauce
- 24-cup mini muffin baking pan
- Bento lunchbox with sauce section
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make regular sized muffins with this recipe?
Yes, this recipe translates to about 10 muffins. If you increase size adjust baking time to 32-35 minutes.
Can I add different topping to my muffins?
Yes! However, I would caution about water content in veggies. Make sure that your veggies are patted dry after chopping. Try to make the veggies small in size so they cook with the muffin and are not raw. I would suggest a heaping tablespoon of finely diced green pepper or finely diced mushroom. Another addition could be Italian sausage. If you opt to use sausage pre-cook it and make sure it is a fine crumble. Cook time will remain the same.
My muffins are browning too much on the outside- am I leaving them in too long?
Possibly, I would first make sure that your oven is the correct temperature. Oven temperatures can sometimes be inconsistent if the appliance is older. If that is not an issue, I would try reducing cook time by 2 minutes to see if that helps.
Can I use skim milk?
I do not like to use skim for this recipe. I have tested with skim, 2%, and whole. Muffins with skim are denser and not as fluffy. 2% works well, but I think whole gives the best quality muffin.
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- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- pinch of salt
- ¾ cup whole milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup mini pepperoni, or regular sized cut into quarters
- ⅔ cup pizza sauce
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 24-cup mini-muffin pan with cooking spray, and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, and salt. Whisk in the milk and egg. Stir in the mozzarella, Parmesan and pepperoni. Let sit on the counter for 10 minutes to help the flavors meld together.
- Stir the batter and portion into the mini-muffin cups. Bake for about 20-25 minutes- until puffy and golden.
- Remove from oven and serve with warmed pizza sauce.
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This post was originally created in 2012, and updated in 2019 for reader enhancement and recipe updating.
I love pizza muffins. They're so easy to pack for lunch!
Jess @ Texbooks
Yum! And maybe I'll sprinkle some toasted bacon too!
These have me drooling! Thanks for linking them to Totally Tasty Tuesdays. I am featuring them tomorrow!
We love muffin tin snacks at our house and your pizza muffins look scrumptious!
These pizza muffins are so cute! I love how easy they are to make and are good warm or cold too. Great for lunchboxes, snacks, and tv binging lol
My teen is going to love this. Her favorite breakfast is leftover cold pizza.
Hi Ashley, Just wanted to let you know that I made these muffins and am sharing them today with #MuffinMonday. I, of course, linked credit back to you in my article and on my printable recipe. Everyone loved them.
That is fantastic!
These are fun! And I love the dipping idea!
My son is super picky but loves pizza. I'm totally trying these for him to take to daycare!
Such a great idea! My kids will go crazy for those cute pizza muffs. I am definitely saving this recipe and will make it tomorrow for sure.
Yes!! Love this! I'm on the hunt for a variety of muffin recipes for my son to pack for lunch! This is a fun one! Thank you!!
My son was in the room when I was checking these out and has already made a request for them when he goes back to school next week.
GUNJAN C Dudani
My dad loves pizza muffin and we make it quite often. However, this recipe looks and sounds amazing. I would like to try your recipe which will bring a change of taste to our regular pizza muffins. I love this twist of your recipe.
You like pizza? Sure! You like muffins? Sure! Then make yourself these pizza muffins! lol Love the concept - I am sure they taste amazing!
Those two cheeses must give these muffins a true kick - can't wait to make myself a big batch of these and use throughout the week. Delicious!
Inger @ Art of Natural Liivng
Love. Anything. Pizza! Need I say more?
Oh my goodness my three year old would LOVE these! Adding the recipe to my weekly meal plan rotation for sure. Thanks for the recipe!
These are perfect to send to school with the teen. Thanks for sharing.
I definitely need to try these muffins! Love that you can dip them in pizza sauce!
Liz @ Books n' Cooks
I have no doubt these would be a Game Day hit, but I need to make these and see if I can fit them into my kids lunch rotation.
Amy (Savory Moments)
I'm definitely giving these muffins a try! They look delicious and I know my family would gobble them up. Pinned!
I would love nibbling on these or just as a bread with some other pasta.
These look like muffins my guys will love!
I love all muffins, so I'm not a great judge! 😉
Oh my gosh, these pizza muffins are absolutely delicious! Amazing flavor and easy to make!
I love that you could add any of your favorite pizza toppings to these
These look perfect for game day snacks!
I 100% love these! Thomas does too! He loves anything that's pizza related!
I think I’ll add some black olives to them. My son loves olives.
Great idea! Me too!