Pizza Muffins

Do have days when you just don’t want to deal with dinner? But, you have a big family, and it’s your job. I mean, at least in my family that’s how I look at it. I’m sure there are plenty of days when my husband doesn’t want to go to work, but that’s his job.

This is an easy, versatile dinner idea that you can whip up in no time. With lots of shortcuts too. I use Rhode’s dinner rolls as my crust for the pizza muffins, but you could make homemade rolls if you prefer. If you want to show off. And make me feel bad. Just don’t tell me. K?

Speaking of Rhodes…I’m so excited. Do any of you visit Jonna over at Just Get off Your Butt and Bake? I love her. I mean, I don’t know her, but I stalk her. That’s love right? Same thing? Anyways, she had a giveaway, and the prize was a Rhodes Cookbook. Guess who won? Yeah. Me. Woot!!! Thanks Jonna! Thanks Rhodes!!!

Back to the pizza muffins. So, use the Rhode’s dinner rolls (or be an overachiever and make your own, whatever) and put them in your cupcake pan to thaw and rise. I made 24 muffins. Another cheat…if you want to make some BBQ chicken and Buffalo chicken muffins, use a rotisserie chicken. Or, plan ahead (I know, harder than it sounds sometimes) and bake up some extra chicken one night with your dinner. Toss it in the freezer so all you have to do is pull out your already cooked chicken for this recipe (that’s what I did).

Assemble and eat. Repeat. Serve with a salad. I think I served mine with canned peaches. Are you judging me? I didn’t think so…

Pizza Muffins-3 ways


  • 24 Rhode’s dinner rolls (from frozen)
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 lb chicken, cooked and diced
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Hot wing sauce
  • 3 cup Mozzarella cheese


  1. This is enough toppings to make 24 dinner rolls, in three varieties.
  2. Place frozen dinner rolls into ungreased cupcake pans. Allow to thaw and rise at room temperature for 4 hours. When soft, press roll into sides of pan. Prick bottom twice with a fork. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Will not be completely cooked yet.
  3. In one bowl, mix tomato sauce, paste, Italian seasoning and cooked ground beef. Fill 8 semi-cooked muffins with mixture. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  4. In another bowl mix BBQ sauce with half of the cooked, diced chicken and red onion. Fill 8 muffins and top with mozzarella cheese.
  5. In the third bowl, mix wing sauce with remaining chicken. Fill remaining muffins and top with remaining cheese.
  6. Put muffins back in oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until completely cooked and cheese is melted.

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16 comments on “Pizza Muffins”

  1. Jay

    wow…bitting into one of those must be heavenly..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  2. Jaymie Pollak

    I hope they have frozen dinner rolls in UK.. *crossing fingers* These looks great!

  3. Jay- They are pretty tasty. The BBQ are my favorite!

    Jaymie- I hope they do too, for your sake 🙂

  4. I love Rhodes dinner rolls! I’ve used them for so many different recipes – and what a great idea to make pizza muffins. My kids would be so excited about these! And I can relate…sometimes cooking dinner does feel like a job. Most days I love it, but come Friday night I want someone else to do the cooking!

  5. These look amazing! I JUST made Rhodes dinner rolls to go with our dinner tonight, and now I am kicking myself for not getting to this sooner! Yum!

  6. Kristy- my kids loved them!

    Tracy- there’s always next week 🙂

  7. Hey! Following you back! These pizza muffins look soo good. I hate that picture of a spider. I’m pretending it’s not real.

  8. Aimee thanks for linking up at Bacon Time, your recipes all look so invitng. Hope to see you each week. Have a great weekend.

  9. Jamie= I hate that picture too. This blog used to be just for family and friends, and this year turned foodie. I deleted that post because it creeped me out to see it after a food post, but linkwithin still somehow has access. AArrrghhh. Thanks for following back!

  10. What a yummy idea! I think I’ll have to try making some of these sometime.

  11. Oh what a yummy blog you have!! I stopped by from Comment Sunday and now following you. I can’t wait to start looking around! I would love for you to link up some of your goodness on Thursdays to “It’s a Party”! Have a great Sunday!!

  12. This looks great thanks for following me following you back !!!

  13. Hi Aimee,
    This looks delicious…all of you recipes look great! Thanks so much for following me, I’m following you back!
    Marianne 🙂

  14. I’m definitely going to have to try this. Looks great, and easy!

  15. These are PERFECT for the little hands at my house that LOVE pizza. Can’t wait to have them try these. Thanks for linking them to Hunk of Meat Monday.

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