Pizza biscuits are an easy lunch to pack for school. A Pizza Biscuit has all the flavor of pizza – without the grease. My daughter never liked the school pizza, so this is a great alternative. Of course, the pizza has improved since Ann Arbor Public Schools started serving Domino’s Pizza.
While grocery shopping, my daughter and I were discussing unique ways that we could pack a “pizza” for school 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.
We settled on making drop Pepperoni Pizza Drop biscuits. We made the biscuits for lunch on the weekend and my daughter was able to pack the leftovers in her lunch box.
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.
Our whole family enjoyed the pizza biscuits for a weekend lunch right out of the oven. In addition to a school lunch, they are also a great appetizer to serve to a group.
School Lunch Pepperoni Pizza Biscuits
My daughter packed the leftovers for lunch. She had two biscuits, a container of sauce for dipping, a container of pineapple, and a chocolate milk.
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 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
Pepperoni "Pizza" Drop Biscuits Are a Simple School Lunch Option
- 2 c Biscuit/Baking Mix
- 1/2 c Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- 2 T Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 oz Turkey Pepperoni, Diced
- 1/2 c Onion, diced
- 2 T Fresh Basil, chopped
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
- 3/4 c Milk
- Preheat oven to 450F
- Dice pepperoni and onion and chop basil
- Mix biscuit mix, cheese, pepperoni, onion, and basil in a large bowl
- Add Milk and Stir until the dough is thoroughly moistened
- Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet (I baked on a Silpat)
- Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until biscuits are a golden brown (Cooking time will vary based on size of the biscuit)
- Serve with pizza sauce for dipping
Feel free to substitute whatever pizza toppings your family prefers.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 243Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 705mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g
No guarantees are made on the calculated nutrition. The information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix we did not verify it correctly matched ingredients. It will also vary based on your exact ingredients, serving size, and any substitutions or add-ons you make.