Friday, January 22, 2016

Pizza Biscuits Cups

My kids can't resist these Pizza Biscuit Cups because they have all their favorite pizza toppings in a fun and cute little travel size cup.  I made these pizza biscuit cups today because the kids were home on their first SNOW DAY of the year.  They were so excited when I told them that there was no school today because of the weather. 

Winter has finally come upon us... and it has come with a vengeance!  We have had frigid temperatures for several weeks now and we are expecting snow... a lot of snow... 2 feet of snow to be exact! 

I have been running around to all the grocery stores in town getting all our cupboards stocked so we can comfortably get snowbound for a few days until we dig our way out.  My back is already hurting from all that shoveling I know I will end up doing. Urgh!

Well, I have to say our first snow day was a big success.  The kids had fun making their own pizza biscuit cups.  I made the filling and they had a great time getting the store bought biscuits in a tube to fit the muffin pans.  It was a nice way to keep them occupied doing something constructive instead focusing on the TV and their video games.   Now if I can just get them to do some school work while they are home on their snow day... yes I know... "Forget about it Mom!"

Pizza Biscuits Cups
Recipe by Ramona from Kitchen Simmer

1 tube of large biscuits (makes 16 biscuits)
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pound lean ground meat (beef, chicken etc..)
8oz button mushrooms finely chopped
1 green bell pepper finely diced
1 onion finely diced 
20-30 slices pepperoni chopped
red chili flakes to taste
1 tsp dried basil 
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp granulated garlic powder
salt and black pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups jarred pasta/marinara sauce

Brown ground meat well with salt and black pepper.  Then add the bell pepper, onion, and mushroom until slightly tender.  Next add the red chili flakes, garlic powder, basil, and oregano and saute for a minute.  Finally add the chopped pepperoni and pasta sauce.  Heat through and taste for seasoning.   

To make the biscuit pizzas, take biscuits and separate in the middle to form two flatter biscuits.  The biscuits are flaky and layered so this is easily done by simply pulling them apart.  Stretch the biscuit and gently mold it inside each muffin hole.  Now put some pizza filling inside each cup and top with shredded cheese.  You can also add a few more chopped pieces of pepperoni on top of you like. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until biscuits are fully baked and the cheese is melted.  Should make 16 cups.


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