Friday, May 17, 2013

Recipe - Easy, Cheesy Pizza "Muffins"

With 3 kids to feed each night, I have to find easy, creative and delicious meals to serve them to avoid the late evening meltdowns. 

Well one afternoon, with the kids finishing their homework, I looked up to realize that dinner time was way too close with nothing on the stove or even in the works!! YIKES!!  What to do??  

Now I could just resort to making pasta, but they eat pasta like every other day! So I wanted to feed them something different.  I opened the fridge to scan my shelves and see what I could make....and then a Pinterest picture came to mind:  pizzas made in a muffin tin.  I don't recall ever seeing the recipe but I figured that I could come up with it on my own.  So I fished out the canned biscuits, pizza sauce, and shredded cheese.  Yep, that's it!
Preheat the oven to 350F (or whatever temp is listed on the biscuit package).  I sprayed the muffin tin with some Pam.  Placed and spread each biscuit in the muffin tin making sure to spread the biscuit all the way up the sides creating a cup.  I added a tablespoon of sauce and shredded cheese to top it off.  If you want to add veggies or meat, finely chop them up and place them on top of the sauce and then add the cheese on top of that.  I placed them in the oven and baked for about 12 minutes (or according to the timing on the biscuit package).  I used an offset spatula to remove each Pizza Muffin and serve warm.  

My kids loved them!  Even my husband loved it!  What a great idea and so quick and easy.  The variations are limitless...just plain cheese, all veggies, meats, supreme...whatever your kids fancy.  And what a great snack or meal idea for kids parties!  I'll definitely try this during my next play date.  Oh and you can make a healthy version by using half of a light biscuit, part skim mozzarella and fresh veggies...perfect for those watching their waistline.  Try this recipe out with your kids (and friends) and let me know how they liked it...ENJOY!!