Pizza Cupcakes


These pizza cupcakes are a great portable savory snack and a tasty addition to a game-day buffet. They're sort of like a mini pizza, except shaped like a cupcake. Feel free to customize to your family's tastes with additions like ham, sausage, bell peppers, salami, mushrooms, olives, jalapeños, etc. I recommend not omitting the tomato, that really adds something special.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 pizza cupcakes

These crowd-pleasing pizza cupcakes are fun, kid-friendly, and absolutely irresistible.

How to Make Pizza Cupcakes

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade pizza cupcakes:

1. Roll out the pizza dough and cut it into circles.
2. Press the circles into prepared muffin cups.
3. Layer the ingredients in the cups, then add the seasonings.
4. Bake the pizza cupcakes until the cheese is bubbling and melted.

How to Serve Pizza Cupcakes

Serve these pizza cupcakes as a snack or bite-sized appetizer. They'd be perfect for your next tailgate menu or party buffet table. Pair it with store-bought or homemade marinara sauce for dipping.

How to Store Pizza Cupcakes

Allow the pizza cupcakes to cool, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat in the oven or in the microwave.

Can You Freeze Pizza Cupcakes?

Yes! These pizza cupcakes freeze quite well. Flash freeze them on a baking sheet, then transfer them to a zip-top freezer bag or freezer-safe container for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator or reheat using the defrost function on the microwave.

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • cooking spray

  • 8 medium cherry tomatoes

  • 1 (11 ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust

  • 8 teaspoons shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup pizza sauce (such as Classico®)

  • 8 teaspoons finely chopped red onion

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 8 slices pepperoni, quartered

  • Italian seasoning to taste

  • red pepper flakes to taste

  • garlic salt to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray 8 cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Finely chop cherry tomatoes and drain any liquid; set aside.

  3. Unroll pizza crust on a floured work surface and roll out thinly into a large rectangle. Using a 4-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut 8 circles in the dough. Place dough circles in the prepared muffin cups, pressing dough into the bottom and up the sides of each cup.

  4. Drop 1 teaspoon mozzarella into each cup. Top with 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce. Add chopped tomatoes and red onions. Add 1 tablespoon of mozzarella to each cup, and top with pepperoni. Sprinkle each cup with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and garlic salt to taste.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbling and melted, 14 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the tin for about 5 minutes. Remove from the tin and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

149 Calories
4g Fat
21g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 149
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 435mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 56mg 1%

* 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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