Pizza Meat Muffins

With school back in session, we moms need healthy, easy lunches to feed our growing kiddos. These little Pizza Meat Muffins from Katie Kimball’s book The Healthy Lunchbox, are a delicious lunch sure to be a kid pleaser!  

Delicious, kid-friendly, grain-free Pizza Meat Muffins from the Healthy Lunch Box |

As I perused Katie’s book, I knew right away which recipe I needed to try. Pizza? Meat? Muffins? Yep. Three words that will bring all my kids running! Well, not all of them – the youngest can’t even crawl yet. 😉

My three-year old and I had fun mixing up the muffins, lining the muffin tins, grating the cheese for the tops. And the rest of my family enjoyed helping her devour them! I love that I can make something they’ll enjoy while sneaking in healthy ingredients like spinach, garlic, and onions. I’m being completely serious when I say that I put in enough spinach for a good-sized salad – and my kids devoured it. 

Even though we like these muffins warm, they’re also delicious cold (perfect for easy lunches!), and Katie also gives a similar recipe with more of a Greek-inspired flavor, which I plan on trying next time…

Delicious, kid-friendly, grain-free Pizza Meat Muffins from the Healthy Lunch Box |

Do you struggle with packing lunches? In her eBook, The Healthy Lunchbox, Katie shares her 10 secrets to successful lunch packing, as well as keeping lunches waste-free.

Even though my kids are homeschooled, I’m always on the lookout for easy lunches to try out on them. They’d be happy to eat grapes, cheese sticks, and frozen peas every day, but I like to try and get a little something more in them. 😉 

Whether your kids are homeschooled or they trek off to public/private/charter school in the morning, Katie’s eBook is full of healthy, easy lunches the whole family will love. These delicious Pizza Meat Muffins are only one of the many fun lunch ideas the book has to offer! And Katie doesn’t just stop at kid-friendly lunches. Interspersed with the recipes are tips for turning them into the perfect work lunch, picnic, or road trip meal!

Delicious, kid-friendly, grain-free Pizza Meat Muffins from the Healthy Lunch Box |

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Delicious, kid-friendly, grain-free Pizza Meat Muffins from the Healthy Lunch Box | RaiasRecipes.comThese Pizza Meat Muffins attest to the deliciousness of the recipes in The Healthy Lunchbox, so what are you waiting for? Click on the title and check out the goodness – you won’t regret it. 😉

Delicious, kid-friendly, grain-free Pizza Meat Muffins from the Healthy Lunch Box |

Pizza Meat Muffins
Free of grain, gluten and sugar.
From the Healthy Lunch Box by Katie Kimball.
Used with permission.
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  1. 1 lb. ground beef
  2. 1/2 tsp. salt
  3. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  4. 2-3 tsp. Italian seasoning
  5. 1/2 c. onion, chopped (about 1 medium)
  6. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  7. 6 c. fresh spinach
  8. 4 eggs
  9. 1 c. pizza sauce
  10. 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Brown the beef, seasoning with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Add onions and peppers for the last 5 minutes.
  2. While this is cooking, preheat the oven to 375F and put muffin cup liners in your pan. (Don't skip them!)
  3. Wash and roughly chop the spinach, along with any other veggies. The spinach cooks down a lot, so don't be afraid of using all 6 cups.
  4. When the onions are getting translucent, add the garlic and spinach plus any other veggies you're trying, stirring over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until the spinach is all wilted. Turn off the heat and give everything a chance to cool for a few minutes.
  5. In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, add in all the meat and veggie mixture and the cup of pizza sauce. Stir to combine.
  7. Transfer to lined muffin cups with a heaping quarter cup measuring cup and gently press down with the bottom of the cup.
  8. Bake at 375F for 25 minutes, then top each muffin with cheese and bake another 10-15 minutes. (For mini muffins, put cheese on right away and bake 15-20 minutes.)
  9. Makes 12 muffins or 24 mini muffins (or more if you add more veggies).
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16 thoughts on “Pizza Meat Muffins

  1. Hi Raia,
    What a unique way to make muffins. Love this idea of pizza muffins. I bet the kids loved them. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

    1. Glad to share, Christina! Pizza’s always a hit with my family – I hope your’s enjoys it if you try it this way! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. My boyfriend hates muffins but loves pizza so I think I could actually sell him on these! They sound delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at the Welcome Home Wednesday’s link party…I really hope we see you again next week!

    1. Glad to share, Brittany! I hope you and your boyfriend like them if you get a chance to try them out. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by – I’ll try and be back again next week.

  3. These muffins sound great! Somehow lunch always just seems to get in the way, and I don’t even have kids in school yet! Maybe I’ll have to make some, and then eat the leftovers for lunch. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward checking out your recipe this week. 🙂