My kids love being in the kitchen – and I love that if I teach them a few easy recipes, they’ll take over some of the meal prep for me. These easy pepperoni muffins make the perfect kid lunch, and are so simple that even my six year old can throw them together.


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While breakfast is definitely the toughest meal of the day for me to pull together since I’m not a morning person, lunch can be a challenge too. As a homeschooling mom to four kids, I feel like I’m always in the kitchen – cooking, cleaning, washing dishes, putting them away, or over-seeing a project or two.

So, when one of my kids offers to take over the cooking, I jump on the opportunity. I taught Molly how to make these easy pepperoni muffins recently, and now she can make them herself. I get a breather and she gains valuable life-skills.


What’s even better is that the recipe can be made really inexpensively, especially if you shop at Aldi like we do. Paired with some fresh fruit or a salad, you have a really simple, super-fast kid lunch that you {or your kids} can pull together anytime.


Easy Pepperoni Muffins via


First, grab a tube of refrigerator biscuits {or use your own buttermilk biscuit recipe}, a package of pepperoni, and some mozzarella cheese.

Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and press a flattened biscuit into each well. Top each biscuit with a piece of pepperoni and a sprinkle of cheese and bake according to the directions on the tube. Serve with fruit.


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It doesn’t get much easier than that.

And your kids will love making – and eating – them!

Do your kids enjoy getting involved in the kitchen? What are some of their favorite recipes to make?

Colleen Kessler

Colleen is an explorer, tinkerer, educator, writer, creator, and a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, is a sought-after national speaker and educational consultant, and is the founder of the popular blog and podcast Raising Lifelong Learners, as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents of gifted children. She lives in northeast Ohio with her four bright and quirky kiddos, patient husband, and ever-changing collection of small reptiles, mammals, and insects.

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