pizza cupcakes

Pizza Cupcakes

August 14, 2022 No Comments

These individual pizza cupcakes are made in a muffin tin with pre made pizza dough, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. They’re so easy and ready in under 30 minutes.

Pizza Cupcakes

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

Pizza cupcakes are individual pieces of heaven.

I made these in my muffin tin a couple of weeks ago but never uploaded the recipe.

pizza cupcake cover

Only because I wasn’t sure what to call them.

Then when I was at the Mets game a couple of days ago I saw an item on their menu that said pizza cupcakes.

The picture beside it was exactly what I had made!

pizza cupcake sign at mets game

So pizza cupcakes it is.

These are so cute and fun for kids. My sons loved them!

Because I used premade pizza dough and jarred sauce they couldn’t have been easier, too.

pizza cupcakes in muffin tin

They’re easily customized, too.

You can add whatever kind of toppings you’d like.

These pizza cupcakes are super easy and quick to make.

finished pizza cupcakes

I think these are perfect for a busy weekday dinner or snack.

There’s nothing to making them at all.

We will for sure be making these pizza cupcakes again and again.

plated pizza cupcakes

I’m sure if you give them a try that you’ll love them, too.

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Can I use different dough for these pizza cupcakes?

Whatever dough you’d like to use is up to you.

If you have a homemade pizza dough recipe you’d like to use go for it.

I used Pillsbury Mini Pizza Crust.

pillsbury mini pizza crusts

I think it’s a new product that I really wanted to try.

I’m a fan of Pillsbury refrigerated doughs so that’s what I usually use.

Their regular pizza dough, crescent rolls or biscuits would all work.

pizza dough in muffin tin

The crescent dough and biscuits will give you a little more of a light and buttery version but it would absolutely work.

What tomato sauce should I use for these pizza cupcakes?

If you have a your own homemade sauce or would like to make your own that’s great.

homemade tomato sauce in skillet

I have a wonderful recipe for basic tomato sauce here if you’d like one.

Jarred sauce works just fine, too.

jarred sauce

I used Rao’s Homemade Marinara but any brand you like is totally fine.

Do I need to shred the cheese myself?

Yes and no.

Of course you don’t have to. You’re your own boss.

shredded mozzarella cheese

I would recommend grating the mozzarella cheese from the block every time.

Preshredded cheese in a bag that you get at the grocery store has certain chemicals in it like cellulose that also prevent it from melting well.

shredded mozzarella cheese

If you grate the cheese yourself it will melt much better in the oven.

What toppings can I put on these Pizza Cupcakes?

The topping possibilities for these pizza muffins are endless.

I make plain and pepperoni pizzas but choose whatever you want.

pepperoni pepperoni pizza cupcakes

The great thing about this is that they can be individually customized.

So each person eating can have whatever toppings they want.

finished pizza cupcake

Some ideas are:

  • Pepperoni
  • Meatball
  • Ground sausage
  • Peppers and onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Black olives

How can I store these pizza cupcakes?

If you actually manage have any leftover pizza cupcakes without them being completely devoured they’re easily stored.

plated pizza cupcakes

Just place them in a air tight container or wrap them with some plastic wrap and pop them in the fridge.

They will stay fresh up to 3 days.

Other premade dough recipes

If you like taking shortcuts by using premade doughs like in this recipe here are some other recipes you’ll love:

4 ingredient cherry danish
cinnamon roll apple pies

Pizza Cupcake Ingredients

pizza cupcake Ingredients


First spray your muffin tin with cooking spray.

spraying muffin tin with cooking spray

Then open your mini pizza crusts and place them into each section of the muffin tin.

individual pizza dough

Push them down with your fingers until they create a little cup.

pizza dough in muffin tin

Now add some mozzarella cheese first. This is just to make sure they don’t get sorry.

Next add some tomato sauce.

sauce on top of pizza dough

Then add some cheese again.

cheese going onto pizzas

After that you can add any toppings you’d like. I chose a little pepperoni.

pizza in muffin tins

Now place them in the oven and cook them according to the directions on the back of the can of Pillsbury Mini Pizza Crusts Package.

pizza cupcakes about to be baked

Let them cool slightly and carefully pop them out with your fingers or a butter knife.

finished pizza cupcakes

Finally serve warm and enjoy!

My son wanted to pretend he was missing a tooth with a piece of olive haha.

mom and dom

We all loved these so much!

Pizza cupcake recipe video

Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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