Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pizza Cups

If there's anything CM and I love eating, it's pizza. We have it at least once a week, and we never get tired of it. Via Napoli at Epcot in Disney World, Big Daddy's in Gatlinburg, and NY Pie in Nashville (Your Pie in Athens gets an honorable mention) are our top 3 favorite pizza places. If we lived within 30 minutes of any of those places, it would be terrible for our wallets and waistlines. Fortunately, there aren't too many pizza places around where we live that are just so amazing that we just have to have it over all other places.... though one place did just open up a few blocks away, and it's very delicious, so we have to restrain ourselves.

But since pizza is one of our favorite things to eat, making it at home is the most economical way to get it! I wish this were a post where I handmade my own pizza dough, but we can't afford a Kitchenaid standmixer (the mint one, in case anyone wants to make a donation to a wonderful cause - my baking!), so I either buy pizza crusts at the store, or I use Pillsbury biscuits to make pizza cups.

They're basically mini deep dish pizzas, and they're perfect if you're trying to keep portions under control.

Here's what you need:
  • 1 large tube of Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • 1 lb of hamburger meat, or whatever else you would like in your pizza cup
  • 16 oz of pizza sauce
  • The cheese of your choice (I used pizza and cheddar)
Here's what you do:
  • Preheat the oven to the degree on the tube of biscuits
  • Brown your hamburger meat, or cook whatever meats will be in your pizza cup.
  • Drain, then put back in the pan and stir in your pizza sauce.
  • Spray a cupcake pan with cooking spray.
  • Place one biscuit in each of the spots and press them up and along the inside of the muffin tin.
  • Put your meat into each cup, and top with cheese.
    • If I'm doing pepperoni, I usually put one pepperoni on the bottom and one on top of the other meat in the cup. 
    • You may have some meat leftover, I usually do.
  • Place in the oven and cook for about 8-10 minutes.

Let them cool for a few minutes before trying to remove them from the tin. I'm usually able to use a fork to easily pry them out of the tin. I usually have leftovers, and they're just as good the next day as they are the night they're made. 

When my boys get a little older, I know that they'll easily be a family favorite. AB actually had his first taste tonight because I made a couple using his vegan cheese. He at a whole cup, which is a lot for him. I'm sure your family will love these too, especially if they're huge fans of pizza like us!

Let me know how they were and be sure to share this recipe!

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1 comment:

  1. I could eat pizza everyday! I will have to try this!