Tailgate Tastes: Unicoi Preserves’ Deep Dish Pizza Muffins

Recipe for a portable spin on Detroit deep dish pizza. (Sponsored by Ingles)
Published: Aug. 29, 2022 at 1:24 PM EDT
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Unicoi Preserves’ Deep Dish Pizza Muffins

Prep time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 10 - 12 min.

  • 1 (8 oz.) can refrigerated Laura Lynn Original Crescent Rolls (8 count)
  • 8 slices pepperoni
  • ½ cup sharp provolone cheese, cut in small cubes
  • ½ cup Laura Lynn low moisture part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup colored bell pepper, small dice
  • 2 tbsp. red onion, small dice
  • ½ cup chunky pasta sauce
  • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • fresh basil, chiffonade, for garnish
  • Laura Lynn non-stick cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Spray 8 cups of a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Unroll dough and separate into 8 triangles. Place each triangle into a prepared muffin cup, then gently press and pinch dough together to cover the bottom and sides.

3. Place a slice of pepperoni into each cup, then add provolone and mozzarella. Gently press down the cheese, then top each muffin with about a tablespoon of pasta sauce. Mix together the bell peppers and red onion, then divide among the pizza muffins.

4. Bake 10 - 12 min. or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately use a butter knife to loosen the sides of the muffins. Let set for 5 min., then remove from pan, and finish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and basil.

Note: You can customize these deep dish pizza muffins with your family’s favorite pizza toppings.