Mini Deep Dish Pizza Muffins Recipe

Although pizza is a fan favorite, it's more of an entrée than an appetizer. But thanks to this mini deep dish pizza muffin recipe, you can enjoy it as just that! Each of these tiny, adorable pizzas can be eaten in just three bites. Make 'em for parties or as a kid-friendly snack.

Mini deep dish pizza muffins

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Things You\’ll Need

  • 12 ounces refrigerated crescent roll dough

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 cup pizza or marinara sauce

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/3 cup pepperoni, chopped (or mini pepperoni)

  • Butter or oil for greasing

Ingredients for mini deep dish pizza muffins


To make 12 pizza muffins in a standard tin, you'll need 12 ounces of dough. This is equivalent to 1 1/2 8-ounce cans of crescent rolls. You can save the leftover dough for more pizza muffins or another recipe.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.

Form the dough into 12 balls, about the size of small golf balls. You should have enough leftover dough to make at least four more muffins.

Form pizza dough into balls

Step 2

Press each ball into the cup. Spread the dough in an even layer, making sure it's not too thick along the bottom. Remember, the dough will become puffy when baked.

Press dough into muffin cups

Step 3

In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Whisk with a fork.

Mix melted butter and spices

Step 4

Brush the butter mixture into the dough cups. Bake for 5 minutes.

Brush with melted butter and Italian seasoning

Step 5

Remove from the oven. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of sauce into each cup.

Add pizza sauce

Step 6

Top with cheese and pepperoni. Feel free to experiment and add your favorite pizza toppings, like cooked sausage or diced pineapple.

Add cheese and pepperoni

Step 7

Return to the oven. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until dough is golden brown and cheese is bubbly.

Bake until golden brown

Let sit for 2 to 3 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh herbs, crushed red pepper or Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Mini deep dish pizza muffins

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