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

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15 mins
15 mins
5 mins
35 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray 8 cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray.

  • Finely chop cherry tomatoes and drain any liquid. Set aside.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Cook's Note:

They freeze well in a zip-top plastic bag and reheat quickly.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; protein 6.6g; carbohydrates 21.3g; fat 3.8g; cholesterol 8.1mg; sodium 434.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

Rating: 5 stars
Made these for my boyfriend's birthday. Loved them! Fun to make and turned out perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It was really easy to follow this recipe & my whole family enjoyed them. It was also really nice that I could adjust the ingredients based on my family members preferences. I made these with my niece and had a lot of fun. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are genius—easy to make and customizable for all! I’m a novice cook and if I can do this, anyone can! I used garlic powder, as that’s what I had and it went nicely with the saltiness of the cheese. I added extra, as this girl loves cheese!! Thanks lutzflcat! I always love your recipes! Read More