Pepperoni Pizza Cups


Take a break from delivery and learn how to make pizza bites at home with this kid-friendly muffin tin recipe. If you're not a fan of pepperoni recipes, try an equal amount of cooked sausage or veggies instead.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 pizza cups


  • 1 pound pizza dough

  • Cornmeal

  • 1 cup pasta sauce

  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 2 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

  • ½ of a 3.5-ounce package sliced pepperoni, chopped*

  • ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)

  • Snipped fresh oregano and/or sliced pitted black olives (optional)

  • Crushed red pepper (optional)


  1. Let dough stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F. Grease twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups; coat cups lightly with cornmeal. Set aside.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 16x12-inch rectangle. If dough is difficult to roll, let it rest for a few minutes as necessary during rolling. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut into twelve 4-inch squares. Lightly press dough squares into the prepared muffin cups, allowing edges to extend over rims of cups.

  3. In a small bowl combine pasta sauce and dried oregano. Spread some of the sauce mixture inside dough-lined cups. Fill with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Top with the remaining sauce mixture and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until crusts are golden. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. If desired, sprinkle pizza cups with fresh oregano and/or olives and crushed red pepper.

    Pepperoni Pizza Cups
    Andy Lyons


Another time substitute cooked Italian sausage or chopped mushrooms and green sweet peppers for the pepperoni.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 491mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 6.4mg 36%
Potassium 101mg 2%
Folate, total 5.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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