School Lunch – Pizza Biscuits

Last week before school started I was having a Facebook conversation with a couple of other moms about how none of our kids will eat the school pizza. My daughter complains that the school food isn’t as good as my food. 

School Lunch Recipe: Pizza Biscuits

While grocery shopping on Friday, my daughter and I were discussing unique ways that we could pack a “pizza” for lunch. We decided to make a biscuit or a muffin to incorporate the flavors of pizza that she could dip in sauce. I also wanted something that would be easy to make.


Pizza Biscuits

We settled on making drop Pepperoni Pizza Drop biscuits. We made the biscuits for lunch on Monday and my daughter brought the leftovers to school on Tuesday for the first day.

I wanted a recipe that I could make quickly and did not involve a lot of steps. I browsed my pantry and found a biscuit/baking mix which was perfect for making biscuits. I decided on drop biscuits since it was easy to stir the ingredients. 

Our pizza “toppings” were pepperoni, onion, garlic, and fresh basil. You could substitute the ingredients for whatever toppings your family prefers, and you have on hand.

School Lunch Recipe Pizza Biscuit Dry Ingredients


Our whole family enjoyed the pizza biscuits for lunch on Monday right out of the oven. They are perfect for a weekend lunch, or an appetizer to serve to a group.

School Lunch Recipe Pepperoni Pizza Biscuits

School Lunch Pepperoni Pizza Biscuits

My daughter packed the leftovers for lunch on Tuesday, the first day of school. She had two biscuits, a container of sauce for dipping, and a container of pineapple.

School lunch recipe: pizza biscuits in the lunch box

After school, my daughter said that the pizza biscuits were as good cold as they were warm. She loved having them for lunch and they were a nice alternative to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

I loved packing the Pizza Biscuits since it was much easier than making a sandwich. As leftovers I packed them in containers for lunch so it was a simple to pack her lunch in the morning.

We will definitely be making Pizza Biscuits again this school year and may shake them up with different toppings. What toppings would your family put in their pizza biscuits?

Pizza Biscuit Recipe

Print Recipe
Pepperoni Pizza Biscuits
Pepperoni "Pizza" Drop Biscuits Are a Simple School Lunch Option
School Lunch Recipe Pepperoni Pizza Biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Passive Time 11 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Passive Time 11 minutes
School Lunch Recipe Pepperoni Pizza Biscuits
  1. Preheat oven to 450F
  2. Dice pepperoni and onion and chop basil
  3. Mix biscuit mix, cheese, pepperoni, onion, and basil in a large bowl
  4. Add Milk and Stir until the dough is thoroughly moistened
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet (I baked on a Silpat)
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until biscuits are a golden brown (Cooking time will vary based on size of the biscuit)
  7. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping
Recipe Notes

Feel free to substitute whatever pizza toppings your family prefers.


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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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