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Pizza-Pasta “Muffins”


Food and prop styling by Diane Linder | Photography by Daniel Lailah

Muffins are so much fun to eat — even for dinner. Turning this pizza-style pasta dish into a muffin guarantees an instant hit.



  • 2 cups cooked pasta (macaroni or ziti)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 fresh basil leaves chopped or ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 8 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • ⅓ cup pitted olives chopped
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 3½ oz (100 grams) shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Mix together all ingredients in a bowl. Grease 8-10 muffin cups (use sturdy disposable muffin cups if your muffin tin is pareve) and divide mixture among the cups. Bake about 20 minutes until golden and set.

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