Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mini Pizzas

'Tis the season when you end up at a party or two, enjoying fellowship between friends, family and of course, getting new recipes and ideas for them!  This incredibly simple recipe is not only quick and easy, but it is also a crowd pleaser.  Consistently, they are the first things devoured.  While trying not to stuff my cheeks like a chipmunk, I begged for the recipe and (yea!) got it.  The only thing that I can think of to say as a warning is that they are quite hot upon removal from the oven so you might not want to "pop" them into your mouth, no matter how good they look.

Pillsbury Grand Biscuits (or any like type of this biscuit)

your favorite spaghetti sauce (one cereal spoonful/approx. 1 teaspoon each muffin cup)

Pre-sliced Pepperoni (can substitute with finely diced pre-cooked ham or finely ground pre-cooked sausage. I freeze what is not used for later use.)

Finely shredded Mozzarella cheese

muffin or cupcake tin

PAM (or like) cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350F.  Lightly spray muffin pan with cooking spray. 
Open biscuit package and remove biscuits.  Since biscuits are in layers you can either A) pull the layers apart into four fairly even pieces, or B) cut the biscuit into quarters (or thirds depending on how thick you like your crusts) and use rolling pin to flatten out into rounds that fill the bottom and partial sides of your muffin pan.  (You can play with how thick you want your biscuit "crusts" to be.  The thinner they are the more you can make but if you like the more thicker type of crust then you may want to sacrifice a few pizzas for your favorite style).
Once the bottom of muffin cups are filled with the biscuit rounds, place one slice of pepperoni (or one teaspoon full of meat) into cup over biscuit.  Spoon the sauce over the meat and top fairly liberally (mounded even) with the cheese.  Top with another layer or round of biscuit.  For added cheese, you can place more on top of the upper biscuit layer. Bake for about 15-20 minutes (depends upon oven, check for biscuit "doneness").  Look for golden biscuit color and may be bubbly from the sauce/meat juices.  Remove from tin and place on plate to cool and serve. 

Yields approx. 24 mini pizzas (depends on how much dough you use).

Feel free to experiment with different meats, cheeses, and may even be fun with fruit instead of pizza fillings.  Have fun with it.

Please have a wonderfully safe and festive Christmas and New Year and remember to thank Jesus for the many many blessings that we have; some of them being this yummy blog, great friends and family to share them with. 


  1. I remember making something like that only on english muffins...the perfect snack size.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Oooh, I could go for some of those right now! Can you tell I'm hungry?


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