Pizza Muffins

Pizza Muffins Recipe – buttery flaky pastries that are perfect for game day, snack, lunch, and dinner. Effortless to make and they taste AMAZING! Crescent roll dough topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni and baked in a muffin tin. Brush the hot muffins with garlic butter. Serve with a bowl of marinara sauce for dipping and prepare to be wowed!

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Savory Pizza Muffin Recipe

Oh my goodness, let me introduce you to the incredible taste of Pizza Muffins! These little bites of pure delight are a game-changer for pizza lovers everywhere. Flaky crescent rolls wrapped around a mouthwatering combination of pizza sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese, and zesty pepperoni. And to take them to the next level of deliciousness, a brush of garlic butter adds a burst of flavor to every bite. These pizza bites are not only incredibly easy to make but also perfect for parties, game day, or even a fun family dinner. Kids and adults gobble them up!

assembling pepperoni cruffins

How to Make Pizza Muffins

This recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Unroll three cans of crescent roll sheets. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 12×16-inch rectangle. Spread pizza sauce over each sheet of dough. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese and chopped pepperoni over each dough sheet. 

Starting on the long end of the rectangle, tightly roll up into a long. Using a sharp knife, cut the log in half, making two 8-inch logs. Slice the short logs lengthwise to make 4 sections of dough. Repeat with the remaining dough sheets. You will have 12 equal strips of dough

Take one piece of dough with the layered side facing out and roll it tightly into a roll. Place the roll into a muffin pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Repeat with the remaining 11 sections of dough. 

Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately brush each muffin with garlic butter and sprinkle with Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. Cool on a wire cooling rack.

muffin pan of baked pepperoni pizza muffins

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use crescent roll sheets. If you are using perforated crescent roll dough, make sure to pinch the seams to seal.
    • Can substitute pizza dough.
  • I use Land O’Lakes Garlic Butter. You can make your own if you prefer.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Pizza Sauce made with tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/brownie-pan-pizza-with-homemade-pizza/
  • Can substitute your favorite pizza toppings:
    • Italian sausage
    • onions
    • spinach
    • green pepper
    • black olives
    • prosciutto
  • Can I Make Pizza Muffins with Puff Pastry Sheets? Yes! You can substitute three sheets of puff pastry. Bake at 400ºF for about 25 minutes.
  • Can I make Pizza Muffins ahead of time? Yes. You can assemble the rolls and cover the muffin tin with plastic wrap. Store them in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake the next day, remove the muffin tin from the fridge 10 to 15 minutes before baking as directed.
  • Can Pizza Muffins be frozen? Yes. Bake the muffins and cool completely. Transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
the cross-section of a pizza babka muffin

What to Serve with Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

Let’s talk about the perfect side dishes to make these pizza bites a complete and satisfying meal! First off, a simple green salad with fresh veggies and a tangy vinaigrette will add a burst of freshness to the pizza goodness. You can also serve them with some pizza sauce or ranch dipping sauce on the side for an extra flavor boost. For a more substantial option, consider pairing these muffins with some roasted vegetables or our favorite Italian Green Bean Salad. The combination of the cheesy, pizza-flavored muffins with the sweet and savory roasted veggies is simply divine! No matter what you serve with these muffins, they are sure to be a hit with the whole family.

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Pizza Muffins

Yield: 12 rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Pizza Muffins Recipe – buttery flaky pastries that are perfect for game day, snack, lunch, and dinner. Effortless to make and they taste AMAZING! Crescent roll dough topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni and baked in a muffin tin. Brush the hot muffins with garlic butter. Serve with a bowl of marinara sauce for dipping and prepare to be wowed!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Unroll crescent roll sheets. Use a rolling pin to roll each can of dough into a 12×16-inch rectangle. Spread pizza sauce over each sheet of dough. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella and chopped pepperoni over each buttered dough sheet.
  • Starting on the long end of the rectangle, tightly roll it up into a long. Using a sharp knife, cut the log in half, making two 8-inch logs. Slice the short logs lengthwise to make 4 sections of dough. Repeat with the remaining dough sheets. You will have 12 equal strips of dough
  • Take one piece of dough with the layered side facing out and roll it tightly into a roll. Place the roll into a muffin pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Repeat with the remaining 11 sections of dough.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 22 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately brush each muffin with garlic butter and sprinkle with Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. Cool on a wire cooling rack.

Notes:

  • I use crescent roll sheets. If you are using perforated crescent roll dough, make sure to pinch the seams to seal.
  • I use Land O’Lakes Garlic Butter. You can make your own if you prefer.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Pizza Sauce: https://www.plainchicken.com/brownie-pan-pizza-with-homemade-pizza/ 
  • Can I make Pizza Muffins ahead of time? Yes. You can assemble the rolls and cover the muffin tin with plastic wrap. Store them in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake the next day, remove the muffin tin from the fridge 10 to 15 minutes before baking as directed.
  • Can Pizza Muffins be frozen? Yes. Bake the muffins and cool completely. Transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
    • Reheat in the microwave.

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