Mini Pizza "Cupcakes"


These pizza "cupcakes" might just be a perfect food. The outsides are like garlic bread and the insides are full of oozing cheese.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
24 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (16 ounce) package refrigerated pizza dough

  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or to taste

  • 1 (6 ounce) package sliced pepperoni, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 cups marinara sauce, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a 24-cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Roll pizza dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12x18-inch rectangle. Use a pizza cutter to slice dough into 24 squares. Place mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices on each square; you'll need to be able to enclose the toppings in the dough so keep that in mind. Carefully lift up each square and wrap dough around toppings. Pinch to seal shut and place seam-side down in the prepared muffin cups.

  3. Brush the tops of the dough balls with olive oil, then sprinkle with Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Top with Parmesan cheese.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 10 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, heat marinara sauce in a saucepan over medium-low heat.

  6. Remove pizza "cupcakes" from the oven and serve with warm marinara on the side for dipping.

Cook's Notes:

Use any pizza toppings you like in place of pepperoni, such as ham, pineapple, sausage, etc.

You can use melted butter instead of olive oil, and you can substitute garlic bread seasoning for the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese.

You can use a sprayed baking sheet if you don't have a mini muffin tin but they may take longer to bake (15 to 20 minutes).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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