Hawaiian Pizza Cups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic miniature #pizzas are the best #appetizer of choice for #tailgating parties or the #SuperBowl! They're filled with spaghetti sauce, #ham, #pineapple & green bell pepper. Every bite is so mouthwatering, you'll be fighting others for the last one! #MozzarellaCheese #PillsburyRefrigeratedBiscuits #MiniaturePizzas #HawaiianPizzaCups

Hawaiian Pizza Cups

February 9, 2014Teresa

These amazing Hawaiian Pizza Cups were the hit of our Super Bowl Party last Sunday. I mean really. Everyone kept going back for more! These easy miniature pizzas 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 and so scrumptious to the taste buds. Even better then 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. I get that a lot of people would never feel comfortable enough serving something they’ve never tasted to company. 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. 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. I chose to use 8-10 pieces of ham, 6 pieces of pineapple and 8-10 pieces of finely diced green pepper in each one. You can obviously use more if you prefer. I also found that one level tablespoon of spaghetti sauce is just about right. Too much more and the pizza cups will overflow. 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.

This is a great recipe for your next tailgating game or the Super Bowl. These Hawaiian Pizza Cups 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.

I initially posted this recipe in February 2014. My pictures were okay but not very satisfying. I recently remade this recipe (December 2019) for our college group’s ugly sweater Christmas party. I also snapped a few new pictures. These treats were scarfed down in no time. The kids couldn’t keep their hands out of them. Truly, Hawaiian Pizza Cups are sensational. The next time you need an appetizer, you need to make these! 🙂

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Hawaiian Pizza Cups are amazing!

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This super-duper recipe includes ham, pineapple and green pepper.

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Hawaiian Pizza Cups were terrific. 

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If you need an appetizer for your next potluck, tailgating party or the Super Bowl, this is it!

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Remove biscuits from container. Roll out on the back of a plate to stretch the biscuit so it will fit into the muffin tins.

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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.

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Spread one level tablespoon of your favorite spaghetti sauce into each biscuit.

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Add diced ham. I put eight to ten pieces each of ham in each muffin tin.

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Drain pineapple. Press extra juice out through a colander.

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Layer pineapple pieces over top of ham. I put about six pieces of pineapple in each muffin tin.

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Add green pepper. I put between eight to ten pieces of diced green bell pepper in each muffin cup.

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Sprinkle each pizza cup with mozzarella cheese. Try to tuck the cheese into the muffin tin so that none of it remains on top of the muffin pan. This will help for easier removal of the pizza cups later.

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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.

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Allow pizza cups to cool about five minutes in baking tin before removing from pans. I used a regular butter life to gently remove the pizza cups from the tins.

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Transfer Hawaiian Pizza Cups to a cookie sheet to serve.

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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.

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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. 

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Hawaiian Pizza Cups turned out so wonderfully. Everyone loved them.

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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

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Hawaiian Pizza Cups are the ultimate appetizer for any party or potluck. This amazing appetizer uses only 6 ingredients including ham, pineapple and green bell pepper. Because they start with refrigerated biscuits they are incredibly quick and easy to whip up. This is the perfect finger food for tailgating, New Year's Eve or Super Bowl parties. These miniature pizzas are the hit of every party!
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  1. Spray 20 muffin tins with cooking spray.
  2. Roll biscuit dough out on the bottom of a plate; spread biscuits into the muffin tins as well as possible to cover the bottom and sides.
  3. Spoon one level tablespoon spaghetti sauce into each biscuit.
  4. Place about eight to ten pieces of ham on top of sauce.
  5. Drain pineapple well; place about six pieces of pineapple on top of the ham.
  6. Sprinkle eight to ten pieces green bell pepper over top of pineapple.
  7. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top of each muffin tin; tuck the cheese into the muffin tin and remove any from the top of the pan.
  8. Bake at 400° about 15-20 minutes until cheese melts and biscuits are lightly browned.
  9. Do not overbake.
  10. Allow muffins to cool in muffin pan about five minutes before removing pizza cups from muffin tins.
  11. Gently remove pizza cups with a butter knife and place on large cookie sheets to serve.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I found that one level tablespoon of sauce was just about right. Too much more and the pizza cups will overflow.

NOTE: If the pizza cups sit out for awhile, they can be microwaved for a few seconds each to reheat.

NOTE: Make sure you brush all of the mozzarella cheese into the tins and don't leave any on top of the pan before baking. This will make for easier removal of the pizza cups from the pans later.

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[b]Hawaiian Pizza Cups[/b]
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
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Serves: 20
These scrumptious 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. Hawaiian Pizza Cups are easy and delicious and a great tailgating option.
Ingredients
  • 2 cans Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuits each can)
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce (your favorite flavor)
  • Âľ 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
Instructions
  1. Spray 20 muffin tins with cooking spray.
  2. Spread biscuits and stretch them into the muffin tins as well as possible to cover the bottom and sides.
  3. Spoon 1 HEAPING tablespoon spaghetti sauce into each biscuit.
  4. Place about three pieces each of ham and pineapple on top of sauce.
  5. Sprinkle 3-4 pieces green pepper over top of ham.
  6. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top of each muffin tin.
  7. Bake at 400° about 15-20 minutes until cheese melts and biscuits are lightly browned.
  8. Do not overbake.
  9. Allow to cool a minute or two before removing pizza cups from muffin tins.
  10. Serve.
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If you want a delicious quick and easy finger food for your next party, then give Hawaiian Pizza Cups a try. 

Hawaiian Pizza Cups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic miniature #pizzas are the best #appetizer of choice for #tailgating parties or the #SuperBowl! They're filled with spaghetti sauce, #ham, #pineapple & green bell pepper. Every bite is so mouthwatering, you'll be fighting others for the last one! #MozzarellaCheese #PillsburyRefrigeratedBiscuits #MiniaturePizzas #HawaiianPizzaCups

These mini pizzas are mouthwatering. We kept eating and eating and eating them!

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The flavors of sweet and savory just work. But don’t take my word for it, try a batch for yourself. 

Hawaiian Pizza Cups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic miniature #pizzas are the best #appetizer of choice for #tailgating parties or the #SuperBowl! They're filled with spaghetti sauce, #ham, #pineapple & green bell pepper. Every bite is so mouthwatering, you'll be fighting others for the last one! #MozzarellaCheese #PillsburyRefrigeratedBiscuits #MiniaturePizzas #HawaiianPizzaCups

Hawaiian Pizza Cups are sure to be a hit at your next party. Give ’em a try!

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