Easy Pizza Muffins

Pefect for your kids and teenagers on the go!



My kids absolutely adore these pizza muffins. My teenager takes them in his lunch almost every day, (*when we have any left)!

Note; I double the recipe and individually wrap and freeze my muffins for easy snacks and lunch items for school.

Over the years I have modified the recipe somewhat to make it healthier. There are several things you can change if you are feeling extra health concious.

  • Substituted beef pepperoni sticks for gluten free turkey pepperoni
  • Substituted full fat sharp cheddar cheese for low fat sharp, (Old), cheddar cheese.
  • Added in the nutrition of red pepper and tomatoes; if your kids don't normally eat these things don't worry about it, they won't even notice its in there!

One major thing that does make a difference, (according to my kids), is using whole grain flour. Whole grain flour vs. regular all purpose makes an enormous difference;The texture of the muffin itself was much more dense when using whole grain.

Note: Hands down my whole family voted = all purpose flour does make a better muffin, so I no longer use whole grain flour.


What you need;

One, (or two if doubling your recipe), Twelve Muffin Tins



All-purpose Flour - 2 cups or 500 mL

Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp

Baking Powder - 1 TBSP

Sea Salt - 1/2 tsp

Dried Basil - 1/2 tsp

Dried Oregano - 1 tsp

Garlic Powder - 1 Tablespoon

Pepper - 1/2 tsp


Large Egg - 1

Milk - 1 cup or 250 mL

Cooking (or olive) Oil - 1/4 cup or 60 mL

Granulated Sugar - 2 Tablespoons

Tomato Paste - 2 Tablespoons


1 Tomato - quartered, seeded, diced; (Roma is best , you can substitute sun-dried tomatoes also; rinsed and chopped)

Green onion (chives) chopped - 1/4 cup

1 small onion - finely chopped

1 Green or Red pepper - De-seeded & finely chopped

Sharp Cheddar Cheese; Grated (or chopped into small squares) - 1 cup or 250 mL

Deli Pepperoni sticks, thinly sliced - 3/4 cup or 175 mL (2 1/2 oz. or 70 g)Can sub-turkey peperoni, any kind will do!


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F 190 degrees C
  2. Measure the first eight ingredients into a large bowl. Stir until well mixed, make a well in center.
  3. Using a medium bowl; combine the next four ingredients (egg, milk, oil & sugar), add to well in large bowl.
  4. Saute tomato, onion, red/green pepper in 1 TBSP olive oil for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Mix sauteed vegetables in a bowl with chives, (green onion), cheese & pepperoni, add to well in large bowl. Stir until moistened.
  6. Grease (or Pam spray) your muffin tin.
  7. Fill muffin cups each 3/4 full.
  8. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes* until wooden pick in center of muffin comes out clean
  9. Let stand in pan for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool.

Note: Individually wrap muffins once cooled and store in freezer in a freezer bag up to three months. Or in the fridge up to five days.

Comments 9 comments

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Francesca27 4 years ago from Hub Page

Great pictures! I'll give your recipe a try.


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sweetguide 4 years ago from River side

Vow it seems to be Yummy.


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

PeanutButterWine, these look positively delicious. I want to give these a try- all I need to do is swap out vegetarian hot dogs for meat ones, and I'm set to go!


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Cant wait to try this, looks and sounds great. Thanks!

Polly


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What an awesome, kid friendly recipe! I love the idea of making extra to freeze, too.


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icciev 5 years ago from Kuwait

Seems very delicious recipe you have their, just need someone to cock it for me. thanks for sharing this and voted up.


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PeanutButterWine 5 years ago from North Vancouver, B.C. Canada Author

Thanks for the read leann2800 & Veronica!

I have 3, 8 and 13 year old kids and they all love the pizza muffins... I have to admit, they are fabulous and my husband and I eat them too!

Very convenient and super nice with a bowl of soup :)


leann2800 5 years ago

This is a really cool idea. I bet teens would love it.


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VeronicaFarkas 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

Wow! I would have never thought to make this! Great idea, easy-to-follow recipes, & I love the step-by-step pictures. Awesome hub. I'm so hungry now! =]

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