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Cheesy pizza muffins are made with canned biscuit dough for a delicious kid-friendly dish that’s ready in minutes!

Pizza muffins are like a slice of Pepperoni Pizza but without the hassle, similar to Mini Pizzas or English Muffin Pizzas! These make a fun dinner or a kid-friendly appetizer for your next party.

Pepperoni pizza muffins served with a side of marinara.

Pizzas in a muffin tin

Pizza muffins happen to be one that my kids will love for dinner, but they also would be a great snack or appetizer. They taste just like delicious pizza but don’t require all the work of making Homemade Pizza Dough.

These little pizza bites are actually made from refrigerated buttermilk biscuits. You just add some butter, cheese, and your favorite toppings, and then bake them in a muffin tin!

It’s seriously so simple and so delicious! I know there are so many different ways to serve pizza-type dishes but it’s nice to change it up from the standard triangle slice you normally get.

And what kid doesn’t love the flavor of pizza??

Muffin tin pizzas topped with mini pepperonis ready to be baked.

Made in Minutes!

I love recipes that use canned biscuits or crescent dough because they save SO much time.

Although Homemade Biscuit Dough is delicious, I feel like the refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough tastes just as good and cuts out a ton of time and effort. These muffin tin pizzas are always a hit!

PREP. Preheat oven to 450°F.

BISCUITS. Open a can of biscuits, cut each biscuit in half, and then flatten and round out.

FILL. Place TWO mozzarella balls in the center and wrap the dough around it to form a ball.

SEASON. In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and butter. Add olive oil and salt.

Roll each dough ball in the butter/oil for a few seconds and then place in a mini muffin pan open side up.

BAKE. Combine shredded cheeses in a small bowl and add some to each dough ball topped with a few pepperonis.

Bake for 8-10 minutes and brush with remaining garlic butter from the skillet.

ENJOY! Sprinkle with salt and basil and serve warm with Pizza Sauce or Marinara Sauce.

Marinara sauce in a small white bowl.

Topping Suggestions

For a simple change, wrap the pepperoni inside the pizza muffin cups. You can also change the toppings added.

Simply use any of your favorite pizza toppings:

  • Meat. Italian sausage crumbles, ham, or bacon bits.
  • Veggies. sliced black olives, diced jalapenos, diced onions, or green pepper.
  • Cheese. cheddar, Monterrey Jack, or Colby.
  • Heat. Mix in some extra red pepper flakes for more of a kick.
  • Seasonings. Stir some Italian seasoning, garlic powder, or dried rosemary into the olive oil mixture.
Close up of a hand holding a muffin pizza.

Storing Info

Make ahead of time. Shape the rolls up to 2 hours ahead of time, cover and keep them in the fridge until ready to be baked.

To make them further in advance do not use canned biscuit dough, use thawed Rhodes rolls or make your own Homemade Dough.

STORE. Once cooled, store the leftover pizza muffin recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or freeze them for 1-2 months.

To reheat, bake them at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes or until hot.

Pizza muffins on a plate with a side of marinara sauce.

Recipe FAQ

What can I use instead of mozzarella balls?

Mozzarella sticks cut into 1-inch cubes can be used instead of mozzarella balls in this recipe.

How can I make mini muffins with this recipe?

You will want to half the amount of biscuit and filling used and check for doneness after around 5 minutes of baking time.

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4.86 from 7 votes

Pizza Muffin Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Cheesy pizza muffins are made with canned biscuit dough for a delicious kid-friendly dish that's ready in minutes!
Servings: 8
Prep: 7 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 cans buttermilk biscuits (8 count/each)
  • 32 cherry size mozzarella balls
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves minced garlic minced
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • mini pepperonis
  • salt and basil to taste
  • marinara for dipping
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Open a can of biscuits, cut each biscuit in half, and then flatten and round out.
  • Place TWO mozzarella balls in the center and wrap the dough around it to form a ball.
  • In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and butter. Add olive oil and salt.
  • Roll each dough ball in the butter/oil for a few seconds and then place in a mini muffin pan open side up.
  • Combine shredded cheese and add some to each dough ball topped with a few pepperonis.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes and brush with remaining garlic butter from the skillet.
  • Sprinkle with salt and basil and serve warm with marinara sauce.

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Nutrition

Calories: 634kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 1372mg, Potassium: 286mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 235IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 215mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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20 Comments

  1. Janice Gabriel says:

    4 stars
    I love these and my family goes crazy over them. It is so easy and cheesy.
    Thanks for all these wonderful recipes.
    Janice

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      You are so welcome!! I am so glad you like these! Thank you for trying them!

  2. Sharon Schroeter says:

    My grandkids are picky eaters, but I think they will really like your Pizza Rolls.
    Thanks for your great recipes & for keeping me on your list!
    Sharon

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Mine are too, but they love these! I hope they do! Thank you so much for sharing that!

  3. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    I cant think of a time when pizza was not devoured at our home. Everyone loves it! These little pizza bites are just as taSty and good. You can actually make them to your kids liking.

  4. Marie says:

    5 stars
    These are by far the best kind of pizza rolls! I could eat these everyday!

  5. Kristi R says:

    5 stars
    My kids always love making their own personal pizzas. This was a really fun spin on a family favorite. I did change the recipe a bit: Instead of using cherry mozzarella balls I just cut up some mozzarella string cheese I had on hand.

  6. Joy says:

    5 stars
    We devoured these in minutes! We added a little sausage & olives. They are so good!! They are a nice change from normal pizza. We will definitely make them again!

  7. Shawnna says:

    hey girl- these look amazing!

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Thanks so much!!

  8. Bec says:

    My kids totally love this – a great family friendly recipe – thanks!

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      It sure is!! I’m glad they liked these! Thank you so much!

  9. Laura @ Tiny Small Homes says:

    This pizza roll looks really good. I have tried this recipe before but it was a long time ago. Thanks for sharing this Kristyn.

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      You are so welcome!!

  10. Charlene says:

    These look wonderful. Dumb question but where do you find cherry tomato sized mozzarella balls?

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      I can usually find them in my local grocery store. If you can’t find them by the cheese, you may want to look by the deli or ask someone. I hope that helps you. You can always look online 🙂

      1. Kristin Bergthold says:

        I have found them at Costco! Snack size – yum!

      2. Lil' Luna says:

        Thanks Kristin for sharing that!!