Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

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This unique pizza appetizer is perfect for kids to make, whether you’re serving it for a party, a family movie night, or including in a special lunch box. These Mini Deep Dish Pizzas are just four ingredients and ready to enjoy in less than 15 minutes.

A fun 4-ingredient pizza appetizer recipe that kids can make - perfect for parties or lunch boxes. These Mini Deep Dish pizzas are so much fun!

Mini Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Fridays are family nights at our house, and it’s become somewhat of a tradition to make a unique pizza recipe for it.

These muffin pan pizzas are a fun way to serve pizza, and you can even set up a little “pizza bar station” for the kids to personalize the toppings for their pizzas. They would be perfect for a kids’ party, doubling as both an activity and a snack.

You could even make these just like a traditional Chicago-style deep dish, layering the cheese first, then toppings, then the sauce, but we did a more conventional pizza lay-out. The canned biscuit crust does have a similar buttery taste and that fluffy-yet-crunchy texture of a real Chicago deep dish.

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Using canned biscuit dough made these mini pizzas super duper easy. Here are some of our other favorite recipes that we’ve used it in:

Of course, you can make from-scratch pizza dough for this recipe (I’ll be sharing our easy recipe for that soon), or you could use pie crust, egg roll wrappers, puff pastry, cut up tortillas, etc. 

I’ve also included our from-scratch biscuit dough recipe below, but just note that the biscuits will be much denser than what you see in the pictures.

Can these mini pizzas be frozen? Yes, although they are definitely best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze the mini pizzas in a freezer-safe container or ziptop bag for up to 3 months after baking.

 

Check out our quick recipe video for how to make mini deep dish pizzas and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab our free printable recipe:

 

Mini Deep Dish Pizza Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: swap out the mini pepperonis for your favorite pizza toppings.

From-Scratch Biscuit Dough:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

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How to Make Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

Preheat oven to 350F

Grease a large muffin pan and assemble all ingredients.


Press a biscuit into each cavity of your muffin pan, creating a well in the center.

Add half a tablespoon of tomato sauce to the well of the biscuit, then top with 1 Tablespoon of cheese and three mini pepperonis.


Bake for 12 minutes, until crusts of the mini pizzas are golden brown.

 

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A fun pizza party food - Mini Deep Dish Pizzas! Just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes total time, making these super easy for kids to make for family pizza night or a party appetizer

Grab your free printable for our mini deep dish pizzas recipe:

Yield: 8 mini pizzas

Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

A unique pizza appetizer recipe perfect for lunch boxes, too.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can biscuit dough
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup mini pepperonis

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease a large muffin pan and assemble all ingredients.
  3. Press a biscuit into each cavity of your muffin pan, creating a well in the center.
  4. Add half a tablespoon of tomato sauce to the well of the biscuit, then top with 1 Tablespoon of cheese and three mini pepperonis.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes, until crusts of the mini pizzas are golden brown.

Notes

Swap out the pepperoni for your favorite pizza toppings.

If you'd prefer to make from-scratch biscuit dough, mix together:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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These mini deep dish pizzas are perfect for a party appetizer, casual family night meal, or as a lunch box main. They are so cute and delicious – the kids will go crazy for them!

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A fun 4-ingredient pizza appetizer recipe that kids can make - perfect for parties or lunch boxes. These Mini Deep Dish pizzas are so much fun! A fun pizza party food - Mini Deep Dish Pizzas! Just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes total time, making these super easy for kids to make for family pizza night or a party appetizer

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