You know we love our pizza-inspired recipes, and this time we’re coming at you with a Pizza Pot Pie – a fun twist on a deep dish pizza you can make with the kids!
Pizza Pot Pie Recipe
There’s something about adding that extra word to “pizza pie” that just makes it sound so much more delicious and indulgent than a plain ol’ pizza. (And you kind of have to say it in your worst Italian accent – or do your best Dean Martin “That’s Amore” impression.)
And because I’m the kind of person that sits around and thinks – “pizza pie, what can I do with that?” I came up with the idea to hack your traditional chicken pot pie to make a pizza pot pie! Rather than that delicious chicken gravy, I would fill our pie with well-seasoned pizza sauce and lots of ooey gooey cheese.. and who needs chicken, peas and carrots when you’ve got pizza toppings?!
Rather than have the fillings surrounded by a top and bottom crust (which would still be delicious), I decided to replace the “top crust” with a generous layer of cheese. The recipe is more balanced this way to me – I think a top and bottom crust would just be too much.
This recipe is easy enough that my 6 year old was able to help with every step – making it the perfect fun recipe for a family pizza night! Let the kids help stir, knead and roll out the dough – and then fill their pizza pot pies with their favorite pizza toppings.
We made individual pizza pot pies by using small ramekins (single-serving, oven safe dishes) but you could do one large pizza pot pie with a well-greased cake pan or large oven-safe ceramic dish. Either way, this recipe will turn out delicious and everyone will be excited to dig in!
Check out our video to see just how easy it is to make these delicious pizza pot pies – and then scroll down to grab your free recipe printable:
Ingredients for Pizza Pot Pies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
- 2 1/4 envelope yeast (1 envelope)
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 2/3 cup hot water (but not boiling)
- 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for oiling ramekins
- 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 8-12 slices mozzarella cheese
- PLUS pizza toppings of choice – we used:
- 1 lb cooked ground sausage
- 1 lb sauteedmushrooms
- 2 teaspoons garlic
Tip: you can prepare the dough in advance by one day and keep in the fridge until ready to assemble your pot pies.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Four 5″ ramekins
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Rolling pin
- Baking tray
How to Make Pizza Pot Pies
Grease the inside and outer rim of four ramekins with butter or olive oil.
Place yeast, warm water, oil, sugar and salt in a large bowl and let bubble.
Add the flour and stir to form a soft dough. It should stick together in a ball.
Fold out onto a floured surface and knead, adding additional flour as needed, until smooth and not sticky.
Divide the dough into four equally sized balls and roll each into a circle. (About 6-7″ inches in diamter.) Set aside as you prepare the pizza pie filling.
(If using sausage and mushrooms as we did, brown the sausage in a frying pan over medium heat until fully cooked, about 4 minutes, then add the garlic and mushrooms and cook 2 additional minutes.)
Preheat oven to 400F
Place 2-3 slices of mozzarella cheese inside of the ramekins, completely covering and overlapping.
Scoop the pizza pie filling evenly into each ramekin. (About 1/2 cup.)
Stir the seasoning into the tomato sauce and divide amongst the ramekins.
“Seal” the ramekins with the pizza dough, pressing it along the outer edges of the ramekins.
Place ramekins on a baking tray and bake 12-15 minutes until the crusts are golden brown.
Remove and immediately overturn the ramekins onto your serving plates and garnish as desired.
Grab your free printable for our pizza pot pie recipe:
This delicious deep dish, pizza pot pie recipe is a fun recipe for family night and a great way to ensure that everyone gets what they want!