Last night, I had guests over for homemade pizza. I had some pizza dough left over, as well as extra cheese and toppings, so I decided to experiment with something new the next day: individual-sized pizzas made in a muffin tin.
They are super cute – I’m not going to lie. Almost like little pizza cups or pizza muffins. And they were substantial enough to remind me of deep-dish pizza. Absolutely delicious.
Update: I liked these so much that I decided to try making these in a mini muffin pan! Check it out: Mini pizza bites
These mini-pizzas are really cheap, allowing you to use up extra ingredients you already have on hand. I bought Trader Joe’s fresh pizza dough (a steal at $1.29 a bag), which was enough for one medium pizza last night, and a six of these.
Another great thing about these pizzas is the option to customize each pizza. It seems impossible to get several people to agree on one type of pizza – whether you’re at home or at a restaurant. With these pizzas, everyone is a winner.
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Muffin Tin Pizza Recipe
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 25 min
Get creative with your sauce, toppings and cheese. I filled mine with tomato sauce, mushrooms, tomatoes, jalapeños, and mozzarella cheese. These pizzas are highly adaptable.
Fresh pizza dough
Pizza sauce (about one tablespoon per pizza)
Desired toppings (about 1/6 cup of toppings per pizza)
Cheese (about one tablespoon per pizza)
Olive oil (to coat muffin tins with)
Preheat oven to 400F. Take a golf-ball sized portion of pizza dough. On a floured surface, roll out until the dough is about five inches across. Repeat.
Place pizza dough rounds into a muffin tin coated with olive oil. It's okay if the dough extends above the top of the muffin tin. Put pizza sauce in the bottom of the cup. Fill with toppings and top with cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.