Easy Pepperoni Pizza Balls - Lunch Version

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Easy Pepperoni Pizza Balls - Lunch Version

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4 Servings
6 Ingredients

When packing that lunch box starts to get boring, these Pizza Balls are sure to please kids and adults alike.

4 Servings
6 Ingredients


  • 15 ounces Refrigerated Biscuit
  • ½ cups Italian Blend Cheese, Shredded
  • ⅓ cups dice Black Olives, Sliced, Canned
  • ½ teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 ounces Pepperoni, Sliced



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  • Muffin Tins
  • Baking Sheets
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  1. Hi Katie,These sound great. Does your daughter eat them at room temperature? My son’s school doesn’t heat things up.

    1. You could definitely make them in a mini muffin pan. I would cook at the same temperature for about 5 minutes less. If you try it out, keep a close eye on them and let us know.

  2. Is there an alternative to refrigerated biscuits? I don’t have access to them – would it work to make biscuit dough from scratch?

    1. Hi Jen, yes I think you could definitely use biscuit dough made from scratch. Or frozen dough defrosted if you have access to that.

      1. There is a recipe on pinterest for making your own refrigerator biscuits that you can freeze and use as needed. I think they would be great to have on hand for this recipe!

  3. I have three ridiculous questions. First, how small should I cut the biscuits? Quarter?
    Second, when you say mix well, do you mean by hand or with an electric mixer or spoon? Third, how big of a muffin pan? Thank you!

    1. Hey Jen, I quartered my biscuits. Just use a regular size muffin pan. And I mixed with a regular spoon. I wouldn’t do an electric mixer. And no question is ridiculous! 🙂

  4. I see that the serving size is 4, but how many muffin tins do you think this will fill? How many pizza balls would be one serving? Thanks!!! Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Making a bunch of these for my freezer meal exchange group and thought I would share some tips after making 6 batches! I felt like the rolls didn’t seem to “melt” together when baking and sort of fell apart. To solve this I cut each refrigerated biscuit into 3rds and made 12 muffins with 2 pieces of biscuit each. Before baking I sort of squished the biscuit pieces with the toppings together in the muffin pan. It’s seemed to help it be consolidated into 1 pizza ball at the end. Also, I added a little less olives and added canned sliced mushrooms and some cooked Italian sausage. Yum!

  6. I made these for my daughter and she loves them! One week she had them 3 times in her lunch 🙂 Thank you so much for the recipe. (I had to leave out the black olives but added some extra cheese and pepperoni. I used the Turkey pepperoni and it was great.)

  7. Would Pillsbury Crescent rolls work rather than biscuits. We are dairy and egg free and the crescent rolls are safe. Thanks!Also, do you think adding more pizza toppings would work since I have to omit the cheese? Thanks again!

    1. Yes I think you can sub crescent rolls. They will taste a little different and probably need less time to cook but should still be good. Could you try a dairy free cheese? If not, I think you could just leave it out. You won’t want as many pizza toppings with crescent rolls since they are less dense than biscuits.

    1. I don’t see a dressing – do u mean the cheese, olives & seasonings? Would u bake longer if using pizza sauce? As the recipe is it would be a dryer pizza and the kids could dip it into pizza sauce like bread sticks or you could also use extra chunky vegetable pasta sauce for the extra veggies…. That’s how I would do this – less mess tonscrub off the pan :)What is the temp for the oven? 350?

      1. Tina, you can use pizza sauce to dip the Pizza Balls in. If I understand correctly dressing is referring to the toppings mixed into the Pizza Balls.The baking temperature is 375 degrees, and we are going to take care of adding that detail to the recipe above; thank you for letting us know it was missing. Let us know how your family liked this recipe!

  8. Okay, this is going to sound really stupid, but I literally know close to nothing about cooking/baking and I’m trying to learn! I’m confused on the directions … you say to cut up the biscuits, place in bowl, add pizza toppings, then mix well … So, are you creating like a big bowl of dough mixed with toppings, then scooping out little portions of that mixture into the muffin pans, like you would if you were baking cupcakes? Hope that makes sense 🙂 I really want to try this!!

    1. Hi Allisa, yes just like that. Obviously the pizza toppings don’t mix “into” the dough like cupcake ingredients would but they will stick to the dough and you just use a spoon to scoop into the muffin tins. They are pretty hard to mess up. 🙂

  9. Silly question from Australia again – sorry! What we call biscuits here, I believe you call cookies – sweet baked treats – so I don’t think that’s what you’re talking about… Do you mean pastry (flour, water, shortening) perhaps? Or is “biscuit” another term for bread/pizza dough (flour, yeast, water)? If you could give me an idea of the ingredients and/or what it’s usually used for, perhaps I can figure something out. Thanks!

    1. That’s correct, Roslyn! We’re talking about the floury, flakey type of biscuit (pastry, for you) like you see here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000SKR0GE.

      If you’re up for it, you can make your own with a recipe like the one we have here: https://onceamonthmeals.com/recipes/flaky-buttermilk-biscuits-ready-to-eat/ with removing the honey and using the unbaked dough. But, this really will take out the “easy” part of this easy recipe. 😉

      We hope this helps!

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