Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pizza Pie Meal in a Muffin





These little Muffin Tin Pizza Pies are made with pie crust, Italian sausage, tomato sauce, vegetable toppings and Mozerella Cheese,  prepared in a muffin tin to make a delicious  "Meal in a Muffin". If you have your meat, sauce and dough prepared ahead of time,  they go together in minutes. Marie and Elizabeth came over the day I made these.  We were all three working on blog posts and and having a wonderful day cooking, taking pictures, blogging and eating. These were a perfect meal to make and post about while we were together, because they are a no brainer to put together, and believe me when I get in the middle of chatting, blogging and picture taking with the girls, I need something that is a "no brainer".




I have been sending muffins with Marie and Elizabeth and their families quite often this month, because my "guys" have been away, and since  I have been doing muffins all month, I have need of some extra "eaters" to take them off of my hands. They bless me by enjoying the goodies.  My grandson Winston calls muffins a "Muff".  He'll say "Where's my Muff?"  I think that is so cute.  So, here are the "Pizza Pie Muffs"; Hope you enjoy them.






































Pizza Pie Meal in a Muffin

Ingredients:
Prepared pie dough enough for 1 double crust : This is a link to my favorite pie crust
8 oz prepared pizza sauce
1/2 pound cooked pizza meat, such as Italian Sausage
1/2 to 1 cup each of chopped veggies such as onions, green peppers, black olives, mushrooms etc.
1/2 to 1 pound of shredded Mozerella Cheese
1 12 cup muffin tin (standard size)

The ingredients listed above are more of a suggestion than a solid recipe,  so enjoy yourself; add or take away toppings just the way you like. 

Instructions:

  1. Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll the pie dough onto a floured surface.
  3. Use a glass, cup or biscuit cutter to cut circles big enough for each muffin tin. You will cut twelve for the bottom, and 12 for the top, using your scraps to re-roll enough for all 24 circles.  Use a cutter that is slightly smaller for the tops, as they don't need to be as big.
  4. Place the larger circles of dough into each muffin tin, pressing to form little pies neatly in each tin.
  5. Mix the meat with sauce.
  6. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of meat and sauce into each pie.
  7. Top with vegetables of choice.
  8. Add 1-2 Tablespoons of shredded Mozerella cheese to each.
  9. Cover with top crust, pressing gently around the edges and smoothing slightly to help the top and bottom crust to adhere to each other.
  10. Cut one or two air vents in the top crust.
  11. Bake 15 - 20 minutes, or until crust is beginning to brown.
  12. Cool for about 5 five minutes before removing from pan.



I hope you enjoy these. We brought a big batch to the beach yesterday, and the kids devoured them, so they are definitely a kid pleaser. 


2 comments:

  1. Hello Dear Pam, these do look wonderful and easy to! I have been on vacation and I need to go shopping and this sounds like something that would be great for lunches and perfect for a picnic!
    Always, Roxy

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  2. You are making memories with these! I can just about taste them all over again. You MUST make them again! And soon!! :D

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