Pizza Cupcakes

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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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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

Cook's Note:

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

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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