Your kids are going to love these pizza muffins for school lunches. It is a great “pizza” lunch box idea. They taste good cold so you don’t have to worry about that. You can pack any kind of “toppings” you want too.

It isn’t a flat biscuit that the kids can top like a pizza but these pizza muffins are tasty and it doesn’t seem to bother my kids in the slightest.

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I started making these when my kids kept begging for those pizza Lunchables my first thought was gross, absolutely not! But they kept asking and asking and I decided I’d have to try and make my own.

It is the best way to pack pizza for lunch if you ask me. It tastes way better than cold, limp, leftover pizza and although I’ve never actually tasted one of the Lunchables I can only imagine it is also much tastier.

Pizza Muffins For School Lunches


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded


Preheat oven to 400 F.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and basil. Stir in cheddar cubes.

In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, yogurt and butter until smooth. stir into flour mixture just until well combined and no dry spots remain.

You can either add dough into lined muffin cups, filled about 2/3 full for muffins. *side note – the paper does stick a little bit to the muffins. Or you can make them drop biscuits by placing a large spoonful, about 1/4 cup, (I use the largest of these scoops) onto a cookie sheet that is lightly oiled or lined with a silicone baking mat.

Either method you choose you will want to flatten the top a little bit and then spoon 1 tsp pizza sauce on top of each muffin; sprinkle each with shredded mozzarella.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let muffins cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes before removing. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

I often double this recipe and store some of the pizza muffins in the freezer for later school lunches.

Serve with a little extra sauce for dipping and some pizza toppings on the side like cubed cheese, pepperoni, black olives, etc.

** When I’m making these pizza muffins for school lunches I always make up little baggies of cheese, pepperoni and/or olives on my prep day and pre-fill some little tupperware containers with extra sauce. That way when we are getting our lunches together we can just grab the baggies and go.


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Pizza muffins for school lunches with pizza toppings and salad on the side

Pizza muffins for school lunches with pizza toppings and salad on the side