Pizza Muffins

Tomato juice lends these zesty muffins a tawny color. Serve them with a cup of soup or a salad for a satisfying lunch.


Makes 1 dozen

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 3 Minutes
Bake: 20 Minutes
Stand: 3 Minutes


1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup diced turkey pepperoni
2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup tomato juice
1 large egg
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1. Sauté onion and garlic in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

2. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

3. Stir together onion mixture, tomato juice, egg, and remaining 4 Tbsp. oil, blending well; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon mixture into lightly greased muffin pans, filling two-thirds full. Sprinkle evenly with grated Parmesan cheese.

4. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 3 minutes before removing from pans.

Agnes Mixon, Ocala, Florida,

Southern Living

April 2006
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