These amazing little pizzas were the hit of our Super Bowl Party last Sunday. These easy pizza cups use biscuit dough in muffin cups. Then you spoon spaghetti sauce into the biscuits, top the sauce with ham, pineapple, green pepper and then mozzarella cheese and voila! After baking, these become one of the most mouthwatering and delectable hand-held pizzas you’ve ever tasted.
I’ve been ruminating about making something like this for some time. I enjoy Hawaiian and Polynesian food like Hawaiian Chicken and Waikiki Meatballs. So why not Hawaiian pizza? I love the Hawaiian style pizzas at pizza restaurants so I thought to myself, why not come up with something similar? And, of course, serving it for a Super Bowl party was the right venue, too. So, inspired from my Cheesy Pizza Treats, and Double Mini Pepperoni Pizza recipes, I figured I’d try my hand at a Hawaiian version. It turned out wonderful to the taste buds, but even better than that, it’s so E-A-S-Y!!! Really! These only took a few minutes to prepare.
I’ll be honest with you. I regularly serve things I’ve never made before to company. Most of our guests don’t mind being my guinea pigs. And while a lot of people would never feel comfortable enough serving something they’ve never tasted let alone never made before, I guess I really like the thrill of making new things and seeing how they turn out. I just had the feeling these would turn out well and I wasn’t wrong. Our guests thought Hawaiian Pizza Cups were terrific, too.
Another note about this recipe. My ingredients list and pictures are more of a guide. While I chose to use 3 pieces of ham, 3 pieces of pineapple and 3-5 pieces of finely diced green pepper in each one, you can obviously use more if you prefer. One more recommendation: don’t fill the biscuits with sauce until you’re ready to layer the ingredients and bake immediately, otherwise the biscuit dough may get soggy.
If you want a great recipe for your next tailgating game these mini pizzas are quick, easy, and spectacular. Guys, especially love these hearty, filling and satisfying treats. We loved them and believe you will too when you make them.
Hawaiian Pizza Cups are amazing!
This inside view shows the ingredients in this super-duper recipe–ham, pineapple and green pepper.
Hawaiian Pizza Cups were terrific.
Here’s what I did.
These are the ingredients I used.
Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Press dough from biscuits into bottom and up sides of muffin tins. The biscuit dough expands while cooking so don’t worry if the dough doesn’t get all the way to the top.
Spread a heaping tablespoon of your favorite spaghetti sauce into each biscuit.
I put three pieces each of ham, pineapple and green pepper in each muffin cup.
Sprinkle each pizza cup with mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 400 for about 15-20 minutes until biscuits are baked and cheese is melted. Do not overbake and allow the cheese to get brown.
Here’s a close up of the pizza cups right out of the oven. We served these hot out of the oven, but when they cooled off we just popped them in the microwave for a few seconds and they were great warmed up that way too.
Hawaiian Pizza Cups are so easy to make. They are great for any tailgating party or anytime you have company over at the spur of the moment.
Hawaiian Pizza Cups turned out so wonderfully. Everyone loved them. If you love food with a Hawaiian flare, you’ll love these mini pizzas. The ham and pineapple in Hawaiian Pizza Cups worked so well with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Here’s the recipe.
HAWAIIAN PIZZA CUPS
(My own concoction)
- 2 cans Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuits each can)
- 2 cups spaghetti sauce (your favorite flavor)
- ¾ to 1 cup diced ham
- ½ to 2/3 cup diced pineapple
- 1/3 cup finely diced green bell pepper
- 8-oz. shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Spray 20 muffin tins with cooking spray.
- Spread biscuits and stretch them into the muffin tins as well as possible to cover the bottom and sides.
- Spoon 1 HEAPING tablespoon spaghetti sauce into each biscuit.
- Place about three pieces each of ham and pineapple on top of sauce.
- Sprinkle 3-4 pieces green pepper over top of ham.
- Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top of each muffin tin.
- Bake at 400° about 15-20 minutes until cheese melts and biscuits are lightly browned.
- Do not overbake.
- Allow to cool a minute or two before removing pizza cups from muffin tins.
If you want a delicious quick and easy finger food for your next party, then give Hawaiian Pizza Cups a try. These mini pizzas are mouthwatering. We kept eating and eating and eating them!
The flavors of sweet and savory just work. But don’t take my word for it, try a batch for yourself. Hawaiian Pizza Cups are sure to be a hit at your next party. Give ’em a try!
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