Pepperoni Pizza Cups

Friday, November 20, 2015

I love these pepperoni pizza cups and cheese appetizers. These by far will be the easiest stuffed pizza dough you will ever find so easy. Delicious soft pillows of dough stuffed with cheese and meat. Whether you make them for game day events, holiday appetizers, picnics, or an anytime snack, these will be that perfect quick and easy appetizer. Serve with freshly heated marinara dipping sauce. These are always asked for this recipe. The easiest recipes are the best aren't they? Check out my secret baking pan that make them perfect and no fuss at all!




these are homemade pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese and  placed into a cupcake tin . This stuffed pizza dough after its baked is dipped into a marinara sauce. The photo shows the inside of the pepperoni stuffed pizza with melted cheese oozing out and dipped into the marinara sauce. This recipe shows step by step how to make pepperoni pizza cups







Delicious Dipped in Sauce



I love a good tomato sauce homemade which we call marinara.


You can make the sauce fresh or buy store bought.


The sauce is a delicious dip and perfect way to serve these pizza style pepperoni cup appetizers.



these are homemade pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese and  placed into a cupcake tin . This stuffed pizza dough after its baked is dipped into a marinara sauce. The photo shows the inside of the pepperoni stuffed pizza with melted cheese oozing out and dipped into the marinara sauce. This recipe shows step by step how to make pepperoni pizza cups





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these are homemade pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese and  placed into a cupcake tin . This stuffed pizza dough after its baked is dipped into a marinara sauce. The photo shows the inside of the pepperoni stuffed pizza with melted cheese oozing out and dipped into the marinara sauce. This recipe shows step by step how to make pepperoni pizza cups


Homemade or Store Bought




If you prefer other sauces, try some of my other homemade dipping sauce recipes, my son loves to dip his in blue cheese dip or even ranch.


You can use any of my other dipping sauce recipes here.


I use my homemade pizza dough recipe, but you can buy store bought for this recipe.


these are homemade pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese and  placed into a cupcake tin . This stuffed pizza dough after its baked is dipped into a marinara sauce. The photo shows the inside of the pepperoni stuffed pizza with melted cheese oozing out and dipped into the marinara sauce. This recipe shows step by step how to make pepperoni pizza cups



Ease of the Recipe



I love how easy these are to make and pop in the oven.


They are done in no time, but beware of biting into them as soon as they come out, we have all burned the roof of our mouth because we just can't wait for them to cool!


The melted provolone and mozzarella cheese go great with pepperoni and are the perfect combination of flavors.


these are homemade pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese and  placed into a cupcake tin . This stuffed pizza dough after its baked is dipped into a marinara sauce. The photo shows the inside of the pepperoni stuffed pizza with melted cheese oozing out and dipped into the marinara sauce. This recipe shows step by step how to make pepperoni pizza cups



The Secret Baking Pan



I don't know what took me so long to figure out how awesome these are to bake in a cupcake tin!


My secret tip to all, they stay perfect in shape and bake evenly, I love using my cupcake pan!


The appetizers won't stick if you spray them first with cooking oil spray.



these are homemade pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese and  placed into a cupcake tin . This stuffed pizza dough after its baked is dipped into a marinara sauce. The photo shows the inside of the pepperoni stuffed pizza with melted cheese oozing out and dipped into the marinara sauce. This recipe shows step by step how to make pepperoni pizza cups


Change them up



If you don't like pepperoni, stuff your pizza dough whatever you like.


Try and make an all veggie one.


I have used raw spinach, tomatoes, chopped mushrooms blotted dry and diced eggplant, just make sure you get the water out of any of the vegetables you use first.


You can use chopped medley of meats too like cooked sausage, ham, bacon, steak, shredded chicken or pork.


Doesn't matter what kind of meats you use, everything taste better with cheese right?


These cheese and pepperoni appetizers are our favorite combination.


Get creative and make your favorite and don't forget the marinara for dipping them into.


We think these pepperoni pizza cups and cheese appetizers with marinara are the best for any time of the day and just because without of reason.



these are homemade pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese and  placed into a cupcake tin . This stuffed pizza dough after its baked is dipped into a marinara sauce. The photo shows the inside of the pepperoni stuffed pizza with melted cheese oozing out and dipped into the marinara sauce. This recipe shows step by step how to make pepperoni pizza cups


Try Some Of Our Other Favorite Recipes



Upstate NY Style Tomato Pie (cold version)
Sausage Roll and Calzones
Mushroom and Roasted Pepper Ciabatta
Avocado Tomato Mozzarella Appetizer
Deviled Eggs





pepperoni, rolls, pizza, dough, cupcake, stuffed, meat, mozzarella, marinara
pizza, appetizers
Italian, American
Yield: 12
these are homemade pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese and  placed into a cupcake tin . This stuffed pizza dough after its baked is dipped into a marinara sauce. The photo shows the inside of the pepperoni stuffed pizza with melted cheese oozing out and dipped into the marinara sauce. This recipe shows step by step how to make pepperoni pizza cups

Pepperoni Pizza Cups

prep time: 15 mins
cook time: 25 mins
total time: 40 mins
These are a stuffed pizza dough with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

ingredients:

1 pound of Italian Pizza dough  or 2 or more packages of refrigerator biscuits (10 in tube) if you want to make it quick or use store bought pizza dough!
granulated garlic
grated cheese Parmesan or Asiago
pepperoni slices as many as it takes for the amount of dough
provolone cheese slices cut into small strips
thin slices of mozzarella cheese cut into strips
Cupcake tins

Marinara sauce homemade or store bought for dipping

instructions:

Take dough out of rolls and on a floured board or piece of wax paper, flatten with your hand. Take a few pieces of pepperoni and a piece of  each cheese and place it into the middle of the dough. Roll it up and place it seam down into a oil sprayed cupcake tin.
Do this with all of them until desired amount is completed and placed into tins.
Sprinkle the tops with granulated garlic and grated Parmesan cheese.
Bake on a preheated oven at 400 degrees until browned around 14 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce.

Other suggestions to stuff them with your favorite cheese:

Cooked drained Italian sausage
Raw spinach leaves
Chopped eggplant, shredded zucchini or chopped broccoli
Sliced mushrooms
Sliced olives
Assorted cheeses that melt well cheddar, mozzarella, Mexican cheese blends, fontina, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss
Tuna and cheddar
Hot dogs sliced
Chopped cooked steak
Cooked shredded chicken 
calories
185
fat (grams)
8
sat. fat (grams)
2
carbs (grams)
19
net carbs
16
protein (grams)
9
sugar (grams)
3
Created using The Recipes Generator




Pepperoni Pizza Cups Pin for later


these are homemade pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese and  placed into a cupcake tin . This stuffed pizza dough after its baked is dipped into a marinara sauce. The photo shows the inside of the pepperoni stuffed pizza with melted cheese oozing out and dipped into the marinara sauce. This recipe shows step by step how to make pepperoni pizza cups

14 comments

  1. Love this! Has to be delicious! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Claudia!

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  2. I am so doing this. This is a recipe that gives lot of returns for minimal prep! And I can see how addicting it is!

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  3. Claudia,
    These look delicious. Pinned.
    Annamaria

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  4. I make something very similar to this, and I love it!! Yours looks so tasty, makes me want to make it

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  5. What a perfect idea for the kids lunch! Pinning this so I can make it for them. love the easy to follow directions. I am sure my children will love these pizza cups.

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  6. Oh yummy, I love bite sized bits of food. I try to convince my self that several small pieces have less calories than one large piece..:)

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  7. So yummy! This would be a great movie night snack! or heck ... just for supper because I love pepperoni!

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  8. These look great. I make something very similar and everyone loves them, they make a great snack for family movie night.

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  9. Oh these are adorable! I'd definitely would be that person who burns the roof of their mouth and not let them cool off first

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  10. This pizza cups looks terrific, I wish I could try some right now. Anything pizza my kids loooove it. This sure is going to be a huge hit among kids

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  11. Oh how fun! I remember eating something similar as a kid, I never knew how to make them though. I'll be trying this recipe with my kiddos for sure!

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  12. My weakness is bread, and meat, and cheese, and marinara sauce. Gee, I guess I've got quite a few weaknesses -- especially when it comes to Italian flavors!! Those appetizers would not last long at our house, especially with the grandsons. I'll have to make some for them.

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  13. My kids favorite lunch box treat. I too make such mini pizza cups in muffin tins and store them for the kids pizza. It so handy to have on hand when the kids friends come over too. Love bread and this looks like something we all can enjoy.

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  14. What a fun recipe, Claudia! I love these mini pizza cups :D Def going to have to try soon ^_^

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