Stuffed Mini Deep-Dish Pizzas

  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes12 mini pizzas
Stuffed Mini Deep-Dish Pizzas

Photo: Roberto Caruso

These easy muffin-tin mini pizzas are a perfect weeknight dinner and great for filling up the old lunchbox, too.


  • 1 lb pizza dough

  • ½ cup tomato sauce, divided

  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup grated mozzarella

  • ½ cup pizza toppings such as diced peppers, cooked bacon, pepperoni slices, basil and sliced olives


  • Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a non-stick muffin tin with oil spray. Roll pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface (about 8 by 16 in). Spread with ¼ cup of the sauce, leaving a ½-in border all around, and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese. Starting from long end, roll up into a jelly roll, pinching dough along long end to seal shut. Cut roll into 12 equal pieces. Fit each piece into 1 well of muffin tin, cut side down. Spoon remaining ¼ cup of the sauce overtop; sprinkle each with mozzarella cheese and pizza toppings.

  • Bake in lower third of oven for 15 min or until cheese is bubbling and dough is browned on sides and cooked through. Let stand for 3 min to cool slightly, then use knife to help loosen from pan.

Photo by Roberto Caruso. 

This article was originally published on Apr 11, 2018