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Our Easy Lunch – Pizza Muffins


My family has been sick this week so I decided to make these pizza muffins. I figured if I got sick too, they would have something to eat.  These are great because you can make a bunch and freeze them. All 3 of my kids love them and they are 7, 3 and 19 months. It’s always nice to have something easy and not too unhealthy for them.

Pizza Muffins

Put the following ingredients in your bread machine according to the bread machine instructions. ( I put liquids in first and yeast in last.)

Dough

  • 1 cup warm water (Place in the microwave for about 20 seconds)
  • ¼  cup oil
  • 3  cups of all purpose flour (you may need to add more if your dough is runny)
  • 2  tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon  salt
  • 2 ¼  teaspoon  active dry yeast


Add all the ingredients into your bread machine and set it to the bread cycle. It generally spends 30 minutes mixing and 1 hour rising. Make sure you check it after about 10 minutes  to see if you need to add a little more flour or water depending on the consistency of the dough. You don’t want the dough to be very sticky.

After the dough cycle is done, put a small ball inside the greases muffin tin. Form the dough up the sides. The dough will rise a little, just flatten them again.

The Sauce
You will need about 1 cup of your favorite sauce. I just used a large can of tomato sauce I bought from Costco. Because I used plain sauce I also added some dried onion flakes and garlic powder to give it a little more flavor. Get creative and make them how you like them. These are very versatile!

Make sure there is a well in the dough so you can put a spoonful of sauce in each muffin tin. Bake at 350 for about 15-18 minutes.

We added the pepperoni and it was a big hit! I put the pepperoni on top of the dough then I did sauce then cheese. You could also put a little cooked ground beef or your favorite topping on the pizza.

Put them in a ziploc bag and freeze them. Mine never made it to the freezer but when we reheated them from the fridge we put 1 in the microwave 15 seconds.

With this dough I can make about 3 dozen pizza muffins. I make the muffin really small – just enough to cover the bottom because they get bigger.

Here’s some of my other recipes that I like to make in batches:
Twice Baked Potatoes
Granola bars
Croissant 
Pancakes
Whole wheat rolls 
Buttery Bread Machine Rolls

 

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2 Responses to “Our Easy Lunch – Pizza Muffins”

  1. Lisa@ Only the Fields May 12, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    I found your link 4-Weeks to Fill Your Freezer on Money Saving Mom.

    These look great! My daughter had been bugging me to buy bagel bites but I would feel way better about these!

    (Plus I just started my Eat From Your Pantry Challenge last week so I can’t run off to the store!)

    Thanks for sharing! =)

  2. Janell May 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by! We love these muffins! The only problem is that most of the time they never make it to the freezer. My family eats them with in a few days.

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