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These bite-sized mini pizzas are topped with fresh tomatoes and basil and are on the table in only 20 minutes!

Close up of mini pizzas on a cutting board.

A Fav in Mini form

We love pizza here at the Merkley house and have it weekly for Friday night dinner! Most often we whip up some Homemade Pizza Dough and make our favorites from Pepperoni Pizza Recipe to BBQ Chicken Pizza.

One way we like to change it up is to make MINI versions. This bite-size version of a Margherita Pizza and are not only cute but a delicious easy dinner idea or lunch option.

Why we love these:

  • Quick. Talk about a quick dinner idea! These pizzas are on the table in under 20 minutes.
  • Fun for the kids. These mini versions are fun and easy recipes for kids to help with. They have a blast using the circle cookie cutter to cut circle dough pieces.
  • Make it your own. You can of course adjust the toppings and use your favorites, or everyone can make their own mini pizzas!
  • Enjoy anytime. These store and freeze well for a quick lunch or would make a great appetizer!
Pizza dough on a floured work surface.

Ingredients

  • 13.8 ounces pizza crust, refrigerated I used refrigerated pizza dough but a similar amount of Homemade Pizza Dough will work as well.
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Toppings

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 4 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • garlic salt and black pepper to taste
Bite sized pizzas topped with mozzarella and tomatoes on a baking sheet.

How to Make Mini Pizzas

  1. PREP. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. TOPPING. Combine 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes, 4 chopped basil leaves, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and garlic salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. DOUGH. Unroll 13.8 ounces pizza dough on a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle. Use a small circle cookie cutter or a glass to cut out 20-round pizza dough. Re-roll scraps, cut out dough, and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  4. TOP. Sprinkle with cheese and top with tomato mixture.
  5. BAKE. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges of the crusts are golden brown.
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5 from 9 votes

Mini Pizzas

By: Lil’ Luna
These bite-sized mini pizzas are topped with fresh tomatoes and basil and are on the table in only 20 minutes!
Servings: 20 mini pizzas
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 13.8 ounces pizza crust, refrigerated
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated

Topping

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 basil leaves, fresh, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Combine the topping ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Unroll pizza dough on a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle. Use a small circle cookie cutter or a glass to cut out 20 round pizza doughs. Re-roll scraps, cut out dough, and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle with cheeses and top with tomato mixture.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of crusts are golden brown. ENJOY!

Notes

STORE. Leftover mini pizzas can be placed in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat them in a toaster oven or microwave.
FREEZE leftovers or make several ahead of time and store them in the freezer. Place cooled pizzas in a single layer in a freezer Ziploc and freeze for up to 2 months. 
Reheat in a toaster oven or microwave. For larger batches reheat in the oven set at 400°F until warm throughout.

Nutrition

Calories: 79kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 147mg, Potassium: 20mg, Vitamin A: 80IU, Vitamin C: 1.7mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
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Recipe FAQ

  • I used refrigerated pizza dough, but other ingredients can be used such as a can of biscuit dough (cut each round in half), and make 16 little pizzas. Some people love using English muffins as a base or mini bagels.
  • Add homemade Pizza Sauce, pepperoni slices, cooked crumbled sausage, Bacon bits, ham and pineapple, olives, bell peppers, mushrooms, and more!
  • Leftover mini pizzas can be placed in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat them in a toaster oven or microwave.
  • Freeze leftovers or bake several ahead of time and store them in the freezer. Place cooled pizzas in a single layer in a freezer Ziploc and freeze for up to 2 months.
    • Reheat in a toaster oven or microwave. For larger batches reheat in the oven set at 400°F until warm throughout.

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15 Comments

  1. McOrlando says:

    Hi!!
    Do you think they are good served cold? I have a big party with alot appetizer. So serve cold pizza sounds good to me loll
    Thank you!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      I haven’t tried them cold, but I imagine they would be great!! I’m a cold pizza fan too.

  2. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    A smaller version of the margherita pizza but just as good.

  3. Natasha says:

    5 stars
    These mini pizzas are so delicious and definitely a great appetizer. It was a hit last night, my family enjoyed them!

  4. Kristi says:

    5 stars
    I love your bruschetta recipe and have it quite often at parties. This looks like a delicious and similar change. I can’t wait to try it.

  5. Kara says:

    5 stars
    I used the yellow and red grape tomatoes from Costco because that’s what I had on hand. So delicious!! Next time I think I’ll try them with fresh mozzarella.

    1. LilLunaTeam says:

      Fresh mozzarella is SO good! And I bet your mini pizzas looked cute and colorful with the yellow tomatoes added in. 🙂

  6. Donna Batrone says:

    5 stars
    These are a huge family favorite over here! Great recipe!

    1. LilLunaTeam says:

      Awe, thanks so much! I’m so happy you liked it!

  7. Joy says:

    5 stars
    Cute & perfect!! I don’t feel too guilty eating a few of these, since they are so little. They make up for it in big flavor!

  8. Ana Maria says:

    5 stars
    Margherita pizzas are my husband’s favorite kind of pizza! He is going to love when I make these cuz then he can take them to work easily

  9. Tracy Blakely says:

    DELICIOUS!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Thank you!! I am happy you tried it & liked it!

  10. Carolanne says:

    Hi!!

    Do you think they are good served cold? I have a big party with alot appetizer. So serve cold pizza sounds good to me loll
    Thank you!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      I am sure they’d taste fine! They’d be a hit!!