These pizza muffins are crescent roll cups filled with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni, then baked to golden brown perfection. A fun recipe for pizza bites that’s the perfect appetizer, light meal or after school snack!

Need a quick snack that’s easy to make and kid friendly? These pepperoni pizza cups have just 5 ingredients and are ready in 15 minutes! This of my favorite snacks recipes along with pigs in a blanket, mozzarella sticks and mini quiche!

A plate of pizza muffins made with crescent roll dough, pizza sauce, melted cheese and mini pepperoni.

Pizza is pretty much every kid’s favorite food, and my girls are no exception! Anything pizza flavored is always a hit in my house, and these pizza muffins are a fun take on a classic pizza. Best of all, they can be on the table in just 15 minutes!

Try these along with some of my other favorite pizza flavored recipes like pizza pasta, pizza stuffed shells and pizza dip with pepperoni!

Pizza Muffins Ingredients

To make pizza muffins, you’ll need just 5 ingredients – crescent roll dough, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and a sprinkling of parsley.

Crescent roll dough pressed into a tin forms the crust.

How Do You Make Pizza Muffins?

When you make this pizza muffins recipe, the first step is to cut your crescent roll dough into squares. Press each crescent roll dough square into the well of a muffin tin forming little cups. Spread in the cups a layer of pizza sauce. Add some shredded cheese and your favorite toppings. My go to topping is pepperoni, but you can use whatever you like. Put the muffins in the oven and they’ll be ready to eat in about 10-12 minutes. When the muffins come out of the oven, let them cool a bit, remove them from the tin. Sprinkle them with parsley and enjoy!

Unbaked dough cups filled with cheese, sauce and pepperoni.

Tips For The Perfect Pizza Muffins

  • You can cut your crescent roll dough with a pizza cutter
  • I like to add a little sprinkling of parsley for added color, but I know some kids (and adults!) can be adverse to the “green stuff”, so feel free to omit the parsley.
  • Put a little cooking spray on the muffin tin to avoid the muffins sticking to the tin.
  • Leftover savory muffins stay good in the refrigerator up to 3 days in an airtight container. Simply reheat them in an oven for a few minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled if you’re feeding a crowd.

Quick Tip

For this recipe, you’ll want to look for crescent roll dough sheets, they come in a can just like regular crescent rolls.

Savory pizza muffins in a muffin tin.

Recipe FAQs

Can you freeze pizza muffins?

You can freeze pizza muffins for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag. To reheat them, place them on a baking sheet in an oven at 350 degrees F. for about 10-12 minutes.

What to serve with pizza muffins?

Pizza muffins work as a snack, an appetizer or a main course. If you serve them as a main course, try serving them with a nice Italian salad, garlic knots or cheesy pull apart bread.

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Pizza muffins on a serving plate garnished with parsley.

Flavor Variations

These pizza muffins are a satisfying snack as-is; however, you can customize them to your own taste.

  • Toppings: I keep things simple and use mini pepperoni as a topping, but other great options would be diced bell pepper, sliced black olives or other veggies. You could also use cooked and crumbled Italian sausage, Canadian bacon or chopped up ham.
  • Spicy: Add some heat to your muffins with crushed rep pepper flakes on top, spicy pepperoni or spicy cooked and crumbled sausage.
  • Seasoning: Try some savory seasonings like a sprinkle of Italian seasoning, chopped fresh basil, oregano or a sprinkle of garlic powder.
  • Cheese: You can add other cheeses like parmesan cheese, provolone cheese or cheddar cheese.

These pizza muffins are perfect for a birthday party, or sometimes I serve them alongside sauteed broccolini and call it dinner. While these pizza muffins are always a hit with the kids, adults love them too!

I always keep a roll of crescent dough in the fridge so that I can whip up some pizza cups at a moment’s notice. If you’re a fan of crescent rolls, you’ll definitely want to check out my list of 46 crescent roll recipes, there are tons of ideas for every occasion.

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Pizza Muffins

AuthorSara Welch
A plate of pizza muffins made with crescent roll dough, pizza sauce, melted cheese and mini pepperoni.
These pizza muffins are crescent roll cups filled with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni, then baked to golden brown perfection. A fun recipe for pizza bites that’s the perfect appetizer, light meal or after school snack!
Time
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Serves 8

Ingredients 

  • 1 tube crescent roll sheet dough
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup mini pepperoni
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • cooking spray

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat 8 cups of a muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Unroll the crescent roll sheet and cut into 8 squares.
  • Press one square of dough into each of the 8 muffin pan wells.
  • Spoon the sauce evenly among the muffin cups and top with the shredded cheese and pepperoni.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until dough is browned and cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Notes

  1. For this recipe, you’ll want to look for crescent roll dough sheets, they come in a can just like regular crescent rolls.
  2. You can cut your crescent roll dough with a pizza cutter
 

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 74mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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  1. These look so yummy! My daughters would love to make these, they would be perfect for a movie night.

  2. These look delicious! I remember making pizza bagels as a kid and this recipe reminds me of that. This would make a great after school snack for my younger siblings.

  3. These are so cute.. and those tiny little pepperonis are just adorable! These would be fun to make, and my kids love pizza. Nice to have something a little different.

  4. 5 stars
    My granddaughter is coming his weekend and it’s supposed to rain so we’ll be staying indoors. She LOVES to help me cook and will have a ball with your recipe. They look so tasty.

  5. 5 stars
    These are certainly little cute pizzas. They are perfect for any on-the go activity. Which means you can have pizza anywhere and whenever you want. Even in the movie theater. *wink*. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. 5 stars
    This sounds like a lovely snack especially for the kids! I’m sure they’re going to enjoy this very much and it’s a breeze to make which makes it even more awesome!

  7. Wow, this is something my kids would love to have for an after-school snack. I should try your recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    I would love to make this for parties or even when the grandkids come over to visit! I just love how easy it is to make and it’s definitely going to be hit! Kids LOVE pizza!

  9. 5 stars
    Crescent roll dough is so versatile. I use it for appetizers, desserts, and entrees. These pizza muffins would be a hit with my family. That flaky dough and their fave pizza topping winner, winner.

  10. These are so good! We make something similar for our kids to take to school and they just love them. I will have to try your version as I know they’d love it as well!

  11. 5 stars
    This would be perfect to make for the kiddos! I love that I don’t have to worry about slicing pizza and portion control.

  12. I used to make these all the time and I totally forgot about them! This is definitely something we should eat again they are delicious and they are so easy to make!

  13. These are awesome. My son would love these. They would make a fantastic appetizer for our end of school party!

  14. I use to make these when the kids were young and their dad and I were going out for the evening. They loved helping make them and would snack on them all night long.

  15. 5 stars
    Oh heck yes! These are my kind of muffins. I am so going to make these for dinner soon. The kids will just love them.

  16. 5 stars
    You maybe will not believe me, but I made these lovely muffins yesterday for a movie night. It’s very easy to make and the most important thing – DELICIOUS!