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These pizza muffins feature fluffy store-bought crescent roll dough baked to perfection with a center filled with robust pizza sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese and of course, pepperoni. A fun and easy recipe for pizza bites for an afternoon snack or appetizer.

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I remember when I was in grade school and after school I’d go over to my friend’s house and sometimes the parents would be stunned with the amount of kids that were invited over. If that’s you, these pizza muffins are the perfect snack solution for the “my kid just invited a bunch of kids over to the house without letting me know first”!

When you have a kitchen full of hungry kids staring at you, there’s one thing you can make that’s so much better than tossing them a bag of Goldfish – pizza muffins! If they’re eager, they can even help you make these! The fluffy crescent roll dough is the perfect base for the pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni slices. All together, you get all the flavors you love about pizza, but in a one-bite portable snack.

While they’re ideal for an after school snack, they also double as the perfect party appetizer for all your grown-up friends as well! After all, no one really ever outgrows their love of pizza, right? And yes, these bad boys pair pretty perfectly with mozzarella sticks and a smoked buffalo chicken dip!

a pepperoni pizza muffin is stacked on top of several other pizza muffins garnished with fresh parsley

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Pizza muffins are so versatile! There is no rule saying you have to make these pepperoni pizza muffins. They can be all cheese, sausage, or even a veggie supreme. Pretend it’s a pizza and top it with whatever toppings you feel would be delicious!
  • Make sure you are buying the crescent dough sheets and not the crescent rolls.
  • Add a little cooking spray to the muffin tins before putting the dough into them to ensure an easy and stick-free lift!

Storage and Reheating Instructions

In an airtight container in the refrigerator, these pizza muffins will stay fresh for about 3 days. To reheat them, pop them either into the toaster oven for just a few minutes, or your air fryer. I don’t recommend using the microwave, as that will zap the texture of the crescent roll dough and make it more limp.

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Pizza Muffins

Fluffy crescent roll dough is baked to perfection with a center filled with robust pizza sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese and of course, pepperoni!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 16 ounces crescent roll dough sheets, two 8-ounce containers
  • 1 cup (245 g) pizza sauce
  • 1 ½ cups (168 g) whole milk mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded
  • 12 pepperoni slices, cut into 4 pieces each
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 °F (191 °C) and spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Cut each of the sheets of crescent roll dough into 6 equal squares and lightly push each square into each of the muffin holes.
    crescent dough pressed into a 12 cup metal muffin tin
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of the pizza sauce into the center of the crescent dough, then sprinkle in 2-3 tablespoons of cheese and 3-4 pieces of pepperoni.
    crescent dough in muffin cups are filled with pepperoni pizza toppings
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges of the dough turn a light, golden color.
  • Serve with marinara sauce and freshly chopped parsley.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 176kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 528mg, Potassium: 84mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g

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