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The kids will love these fun Pizza Cups - an easy twist for pizza night! They are also great for lunch on the go or for after school snacks!

Pizza Cups

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

The kids will love these fun Pizza Cups – an easy twist for pizza night!  They are also great for lunch on the go or for after school snacks!


Ingredients

Cups:

  • 12 frozen dinner rolls, thawed to room temperature (such as Rhodes)

For the beef cups*:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese

For the pepperoni cups*:

  • 6 oz. pepperoni slices, cut into fourths
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350º.  Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Spray a counter lightly with nonstick cooking spray.  Flatten each of the rolls out into a 5-inch circle.  Cover with a piece of plastic wrap that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

If you are making the beef cups:

Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up as it cooks.  Once it is no longer pink, stir in the pizza sauce, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Turn off the heat.

If you are making the pepperoni cups:

In a bowl, combine the pepperoni and pizza sauce and stir.

Remove the plastic wrap from the dough and evenly press one piece of dough into the bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup, forming a bowl.  Sprinkle half of the cheese in the bottom of the cups.  Top with the beef or pepperoni filling, filling each cup evenly.  Top each cup with the remaining cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven until the cups are baked and browned and the cheese has melted, about 20 to 25 minutes.


Notes

*each of the filling recipes are for 12 cups.  So to do both, you would need 24 dinner rolls.  The fillings can easily be halved so that you can have 6 of each flavor.

*nutrition counts are for pepperoni version


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 241
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 494 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg