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Pizza Bites (Muffin Tin)

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Making and eating homemade pizza bites in muffin tins may be your new family favorite pizza idea. This deliciously trending TikTok Recipe needs just about 15 cooking minutes to satisfy your late-night pizza craving. 

Check out why 44 MILLION people viewed and dove into pizza monkey bread as this week’s most leisurely school night meal. 

mini pizza dipping into marinara sauce.

Why you will love making TikTok Pizza Bites

Quick – Using refrigerated biscuit dough cuts the time down on making pizza by ages. No pizza stone, no dough hook, no complication! In fact, the only thing easier is ordering from Pizza Hut!

Delicious Appetizer – These mini pizza bites are not just for dinner. Serve as a snack, Game Day appetizer, or birthday party option to feed the littles. The simple ingredients and fast cooking time mean they can be made fresh and without much fuss when you need them!

viral appetizer or snack.

Where did this Biscuit Pizza come from? 

Making individual pizzas or monkey bread pizzas are not new in the food blogger world. Pull apart pizza bread is just about a right of passage as a parent. But mini muffin tin pizza bites burst on the scene in 2022 (again) as a perfect movie night or family-friendly individual pizza option.

A true winner with Southern flaky biscuits (canned biscuits) and a variety of favorite pizza toppings, we will never get tired of easy recipes.

The original viral tiktok recipe came from creator @oscarins_kitchen, which we highly suggest you visit and follow. He has some great content.

See the trending video in all its glory below: 

@oscarins_kitchen

She sends me a text saying she’s craving my pepperoni, be ready when I get there. I make her Pizza Bites. She arrives and gets mad cause I wasn’t naked. She tosses my pizza bites in the toilet and calls me a fake pizza maker. Next day she sends me a pic of her getting railed at a Pizza Hut #pizza

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Ingredients

  • Homestyle southern refrigerator biscuits (8 biscuits)
  • Olive oil
  • Mini pepperoni slices, any of your favorite toppings would work, but pepperoni slices are a classic!
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Dipping sauce: marinara or pizza sauce for serving

How to make TikTok Pizza Bites

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease each muffin tin cup with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 
  2. Cut each biscuit into six pieces and place them into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add two tablespoons of olive oil. Using your hands, mix well, separating biscuits that stick together to evenly coat with vegetable oil.
  4. Add mini pepperoni, shredded cheese, and fresh basil leaves to the pizza dough and mix well. 
how to make canned pizza dough mini bites.
  1. Place four biscuit pieces into each muffin cup.
  2. If there’s leftover cheese, pepperoni, and basil in the bowl, place it on top of each muffin tin. 
  3. Bake mini pizza bites for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven and use a spoon to pop each pizza bite out of the pan and serving with pizza, marinara, or favorite sauce for dipping. 
tiktok pizza bites recipe.

Expert Tips 

We have one member of the family that isn’t a fan of traditional pizza sauce, so she uses Basil Pesto sauce on all of her pizza crust.

While we haven’t tried it with this particular pizza bite recipe, there is no doubt in my mind that it would also work in monkey bread form. 

adding pizza dough in muffin tin.

Variations – Pizza night is so fun because it’s customizable to each family member! Add any pizza toppings to these refrigerated biscuits that you love.

Try extra cheese, green peppers, roasted garlic cloves, a dash of garlic powder, diced banana peppers, or black olives. And of course, top with a bit of grated parmesan cheese and pepper flakes before serving. 

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Pizza Bites (TikTok Viral)


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Mini Pizza Bites in a Muffin Tin are a TikTok Viral Recipe perfect for movie night, game night, and all the nights in between. Kid friendly and so easy to make, customize the perfect pizza bite for you!

Equipment

  • muffin tin

Ingredients
 

Pizza Bites

  • 16 oz. homestyle southern refrigerate biscuits
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 oz. mini pepperoni pieces
  • cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ cup fresh basil chopped

Dipping Sauce

  • Marinara Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and grease the cup of each muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 
  • Cut each canned biscuit into 6 pieces and place them into a mixing bowl.  
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the bowl. Using your hands, mix well, separating biscuits that stick to each other, to evenly coat with vegetable oil.
  • Add pepperonis, shredded cheese, and basil leaves and mix well. 
  • Place 4 biscuit pieces into each muffin tin.
  • If there's leftover cheese, mini pepperoni pieces, and fresh basil in the bowl, place on top of each muffin tin. 
  • Bake pizza bites for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. This will vary based on your own oven.
  • Remove mini muffin pizza bites from the oven and use a spoon to pop each pizza bite out of the pan and serve with pizza or marinara sauce. 

Notes

Try with Basil Pesto Sauce over Pizza Sauce!

Nutrition

Serving: 2bites

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