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