Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

Pepperoni pizza muffins, also known as “Puffins”, are a great fast, simple Saturday recipe perfect for the kiddos to help with.

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betty crocker pizza crust pizza muffins

Weekends are mommas days off, kinda. I guess you can say the energy just shifts. During the week breakfast, every man for themselves. But on the weekend I love to wake up and make big breakfasts.

Contrarily, on the weekends I’m not really into having to cook dinner. If I do, it’s gonna be super simple and if I manage to hit the necessary food groups it’s done in pure luck.

One day, usually Friday, we’ll do fast food. And on the other, it’s gonna be super simple. Hence why I call it simple Saturday. Lol.

It’s also kinda cool to be able to let the little ones help out then when I am not on a time schedule like the weekdays when the stresses of homework, practices, and bedtimes are in front of me.

One of my go-to favs that requires almost no effort, very minimal ingredients, and not much time at all is Pizza Muffins.

And the kids love them!

Four ingredients and about thirty minutes at most and dinner is ready and you can go back to weekending.

turkey pepperoni, betty crocker pizza crust, shredded mozzarella cheese

That’s what Momma needs after feeding people hearty, healthy, well-balanced meals throughout the week.

If you feel bad and wanna make it a little healthier, you can serve it with a side of veggies or side salad. Which I have done, just not always.

And I don't feel bad about it either. Lol.

Here's the skinny on the Pepperoni Puffins.

  • Gather your supplies.
  • Prep your pans
  • Make your crust

betty crocker pizza crust packet and mix in a bowl

making betty croker pizza crust

  • Fill pans

  • Bake
  • Enjoy!

The kids can help with just about any of the steps. And even when they help it doesn't take a whole lot of time.

Because let’s be real, kids helping adds time instead of subtracting it.


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I personally prefer to use my silicone muffin pans as the muffins come out way easier and you can skip the step of lining the muffin pans.  But let me also say, that I have cooked them in a metal pan with and without the liners.  As long as you spray the metal pan they will come out just fine without the liners.

If you choose to line the pans, the shape does change a bit.

pizza muffins in muffin pan

Also note that you can make these with any toppings you like, for simplicity, I only do pepperoni and cheese or just cheese.

pepperoni pozza muffins

Pepperoni Pizza Puffins

Yield: 18 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Pepperoni pizza muffins, also known as "Puffins", are a great fast, simple Saturday recipe perfect for the kiddos to help with.


  • 2 packages Betty Crocker Pizza Crust
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 ¼ cups red sauce
  • 2 ½ cups mozzarella
  • 1 package sliced pepperoni


  1. Preheat oven to 450 ℉.
  2. Mix pizza crust mix and water in mixing bowl. Set aside for 5 mins.
  3. Spray muffin pans with non-stick spray.
  4. In the bottom of each muffin pan put 1 Tbsp of pizza dough and press with back of spoon.
  5. Add 1 Tbsp sauce atop sauce for each muffin.
  6. Place 1-2 pepperoni slices on each muffin over sauce.
  7. Top each muffin with 2 Tbsp of Mozzarella.
  8. Bake 13-17 minutes depending on the oven. Take out when cheese is completely melted and slightly browned.
  9. Remove from muffin pans and let cool.
  10. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 3 muffins
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 936mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g

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And that my friends is another Simple Saturday kinda meal.  Or a meal for any day you don't feel like being in the kitchen all day!


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