Monday, April 16, 2012

Party Pizza Buns

My mom has made these Pizza Buns for as long as I can remember and has become a family favorite. I make a double or triple batch and freeze the extra in containers with the serving amounts we would use for our family at a meal. They are really tasty and a nice snack or lunch.
You don't need to be restricted to exactly these ingredients, use what you enjoy.


  • 1 lb of browned and drained ground beef or Farmer Sausage or finely diced Pepperoni
  • 1 lb bacon chopped, browned and drained well*
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 green or red pepper diced
  • mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 10 oz can of Tomato Soup or Sauce*
  • generously add to taste-garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, pepper
  • 1 lb grated mozzarella cheese*
  1. Slice buns in half, I used whole wheat.
  2. Spread desired amount of filling on bun.
  3. Broil until cheese melts and the edges brown a little.
*There is a way of making this much lower in fat, and taste wonderful.
Use 1 lb of Italian turkey sausage, turkey pepperoni in place of the other meats, low fat cheese and sodium reduced tomato sauce to make a healthier option.

15 comments:

  1. Could these be frozen?

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    1. freeze the bun and the pizza spread separately. i freeze the filling in containers with the amount that i would use for one meal.

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  2. Oh Charlotte - you've brought back memories of similar buns that my aunt always made. I think she just used cheeze-whiz and bacon and always served it with her homemade grape juice mixed with ginger-ale. Thanks for the memories!

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    1. Rosella, those cheez whiz buns that you are talking about....my mom made them too, with either bacon or farmer sausage. Those are really tasty too. Wonderful memories come from warm kitchens filled with love, don't they?

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  3. Are you talking about hamburger buns?

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    1. It really doesn't matter what kind of buns you would like to use, what ever you have on hand or what your personal preference is.

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  4. Thanks for a great idea. I'll be trying this for hubby and myself.

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  5. the buns look like "english muffins"

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  6. mom used to make toasted cheese crackers--often with pepperoni or salami. and we'd have grape/orange/rootbeer floats to go with them. every sunday nite! i've done something similar to yours in a skillet with a lid, too. and i like english muffins for this, but any bread/bun will work

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  7. Just wondering if you make the entire pizza bun and freeze...or just the topping and then thaw and add to buns later???

    Thank you.

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    1. I make the topping and what ever we don't use I freeze and put it on the bun later. I have never tried freezing it once it is on the bun. I suppose it could work too.

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  8. My mom made a version of these and it is a family favorite! My husband is always excited every time I make them. :) I always make them with Farmer Sausage, onion, green pepper, tomato soup, cheese (probably only 1/2 lb), oregano, basil and pepper. Love them!!

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  9. These remind me very much of something an aunt of mine made when I was a child.

    Question: Do you cook the onions first, or simply mix them in raw?

    My kids are going to love this! Thank you.

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    1. I always add my onions / veggies raw, but you could certainly saute them a bit before adding it to the mixture.

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  10. Excellent! Use all raw veggies...sliced or diced small so kids can't pick them out. They don't even notice them.
    Brings back memories of snowmobile/sledding parties in rural Alberta...from my youth.

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