Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

Mini Deep Dish Pizzas are our new favorite dinner recipe. They’re easy, quick and can be made custom for each person with their favorite toppings!

We like to serve these as an easy dinner for our family, but they would also be great for a party appetizer. Especially served with some homemade marinara!

3 mini deep dish pizzas on a white plate

Perfect for Snacks or Dinner!

Are you guys always on the hunt for simple, quick dinner recipes that the entire family will love?? I AM!! We have our classic recipes that we make all the time, but I’m usually desperate to change things up and find new recipes the whole family will enjoy.

That’s easier said than done with six kids, but we recently found a new recipe to add into the rotation that was a hit with everyone. That recipe is Mini Deep Dish Pizzas. Bite sized pizza…

Do I need to say anything more? These mini deep dish pizzas were simple to put together and the perfect finger food for all! I love that you can be creative with this and change it up as you please.

Making mini deep dish pizzas using a muffin tin

Quick & Customizable

PREP. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

CUT. Unroll pizza dough onto a lightly floured cutting board. Cut into 12 (3×2-inch) rectangles.

ASSEMBLE. Grease a mini muffin pan and place 1 dough piece in each cup. Sprinkle half the shredded cheese into the cups. Top with pizza sauce, remaining shredded cheese and pepperoni, then sprinkle with Parmesan and oregano.

BAKE. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Make it Your Own: This recipe is also great for the kids to help out with. They love making regular pizzas, so custom mini pizzas for each kid would be great to make!! In place of pepperonis, you can add other toppings such as:

  • Olives
  • Crumbled Sausage
  • Bell Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Ham
  • Pineapple
  • Chicken
  • Spinach
  • Bacon Bits

Aside from the different toppings you can choose to use red sauce or white pizza sauce. You can also change up the cheese. I do want to note that I like to grate my own cheese as it melts better than the pre shredded cheese from a bag.

Mini deep dish pizza with pepperoni on top

Easy Freezer Meal

Since these are so easy to make, I suggest doubling the recipe and freezing some for later. After they have cooled, place them in a single layer in a Freezer Ziploc and freeze for up to 2 months.

You can REHEAT them in a 400°F oven for a few minutes. You can also use a toaster oven, or if you are in a hurry, the microwave.

Close up of mini deep dish pizzas

I hope you guys enjoy making these as much as we did and can add these to the meal rotation. Here is the printable recipe for these delicious mini pizzas…

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Mini Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Mini Deep Dish Pizzas are our new favorite dinner recipe. They're easy, quick and can be made custom for each person with their favorite toppings!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 141 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 14 oz refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese or Italian blend cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 12 slices pepperoni (or any topping you like)
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • sp dried oregano

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Unroll pizza dough onto a lightly floured cutting board. Cut into 12 (3×2-inch) rectangles.
  • Grease a mini muffin pan and place 1 dough piece in each cup.
  • Sprinkle half the shredded cheese into the cups; top with pizza sauce, remaining shredded cheese and pepperoni.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan and oregano and bake for 11-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. I followed the directions as written, including the use of the mini muffin pan which I believe are all created equal. I even measured the size of the dough pieces as I cut. My aim was to make 24 of these, so I purchased double the ingredients. Ultimately, I only had to use one tube of dough, the cut pieces of dough hung out of the cups much more than pictured, there was not enough room inside each cup to accommodate all of the fillings, so I have lots of leftover cheese and sauce. The baking time is accurate, but because of the lack of space inside each muffin cup (and I did press down the dough), I got a cheesy mess in my oven because everything ran. I think these could have been tasty but for the size issue.

    1. Oh, no..so sorry! I didn’t have that issue. Mine kept shrinking in, so I had to keep pulling the dough at each edge, so it would come out a little bit. I didn’t have the issue of too much ingredients inside, maybe because it was doubled, you added more in each? Just trying to think of how it spilled over. They are tasty, so I hope you’ll give them another try. Thanks so much for trying them!

  2. 5 stars
    My kids love making these because they can add whatever they like. They turn out so soft, but crisp around the edges & they are so good!