Little miniature pizzas, wow! What taste. Wonderful for your Superbowl Party and other special occasions. Guys really love these little pizza treats. They are a delicious and satisfying snack for lunch or serve as an appetizer.
These little treats are a scrumptious addition to any potluck or to take to soccer games. And if you want more variety consider making them with lots of veggies, or sausage, or any other way you like pizza. I have modified them from the original bisquick recipe I saw in the early 80s. These use refrigerated biscuits for the crust, then layer with spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.
Here’s what they look like.
Here’s another photo.
One more view.
I can’t tell you the difference it makes to use this cooking spray over others for this recipe! This is the first time I have not had to dig the treats out of the muffin tin. I think I was just too cheap to purchase it before, but it is worth its weight in gold for cakes and things like these miniature pizzas. I sprayed each muffin tin thoroughly with the Baker’s Joy cooking spray.
You can press each biscuit into the prepared muffin tin with your fingers. I find it a little easier to roll them out slightly on a well-floured bread board.
I just roll it out a few times, turn it over, sprinkle a little more flour if necessary, and roll a few more times until it is about until it’s about a 5 or 6 inch diameter.
Fit the biscuit dough into the prepared muffin tins.
Here’s a look at the whole muffin tin being filled with the prepared shells.
Spoon a couple of tablespoonfuls of prepared spaghetti sauce into each biscuit shell. Use whatever sauce you like best. I try to get ones with mushrooms and green peppers which are called for in the original recipe–then I don’t have to bother cutting that stuff up and adding later.
Spoon the spaghetti sauce into individual muffin shells.
Place a slice of pepperoni on top of spaghetti sauce.
Fill the entire muffin pan with pepperoni slices.
Top with mozzarella cheese. Try to make sure the cheese doesn’t get on the top of the muffin tin or it can cause sticking. I didn’t measure it, but it’s probably a couple of tablespoonfuls. 1 jar of spaghetti sauce is enough sauce for 24 treats. 8-oz. shredded mozzarella cheese is enough for 24 treats.
Fill all your muffin tins with mozzarella cheese.
Bake 15-20 minutes at 350 until lightly browned and cheese is melted.
Time to eat!
Here’s the recipe.
CHEESY PIZZA TREATS (MINI PIZZAS)
(Recipe inspired from a bisquick add in a magazine)
3 cans refrigerated biscuits
4-oz. sliced mushrooms, drained, if desired
2 jars spaghetti sauce, any flavor
6-oz. sliced pepperoni
8-oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese
Spray muffin tins with Baker’s Joy cooking spray. Fit biscuits into muffin tins. I usually roll them out a few seconds on a well-floured bread board first. Spread 2 tablespoons of sauce on bottom of biscuit in each tin. Layer with pepperoni slice, mushroom pieces or slices, if using and then sprinkle with a little cheese. Bake about 15 minutes or until done. Serves about 30.
ORIGINAL RECIPE — CHEESY PARTY TREATS:
2 cups Jiffy baking mix or bisquick
15 ½ oz. jar spaghetti sauce
4-oz. sliced mushrooms, drained
1 small green pepper, chopped
3-oz. sliced pepperoni, cut into quarters
¾ cup milk
Preheat oven to 400°. Spray muffin pans with cooking spray and set aside. (I grease them instead). Blend baking mix and milk to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface, knead about 20 times. Roll dough into a rectangle about 1/8” thick. Cut out circles with a 4-inch cookie cutter. Press circles into prepared muffin pans. Combine sauce, mushrooms, green pepper and pepperoni, spoon on dough. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 15 minutes or until brown. Yield: 12 treats.
NOTE: I usually press in refrigerated biscuits. Spread tablespoons of sauce in muffin. Then layer other ingredients on top of sauce.
Wonderful little appetizer.
It’s really hard to stop at one or two.
Don’t plan on taking home any leftovers!