Deep Dish Pizza Cupcakes

Deep Dish Pizza Cupcakes – make mini deep dish pizzas in your muffin pan! Crescent rolls, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese. Let the kids customize each pizza with their favorite pizza toppings. Great for tailgating, parties, lunch or dinner.

Deep Dish Pizza Cupcakes - make mini deep dish pizzas in your muffin pan! Crescent rolls, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese. Let the kids customize each pizza with their favorite pizza toppings. Great for tailgating, parties, lunch or dinner.

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Muffin Tin Pizza 

Pizza is my all-time favorite food. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The other day I was in the mood for deep-dish pizza. I wanted something quick, so a traditional deep-dish pizza was out of the question. I had a can of crescent rolls in the fridge, so I made these deep-dish pizza cupcakes. They were SO good. They took about 20 minutes from start to finish. We had them for lunch, but they would be great for a quick dinner. These can be customized for every family member’s personal preference. You might want to double the recipe, these don’t last long!

How to Make Deep Dish Pizza Cupcakes

This pizza is effortless to make with only a few basic ingredients. Spray 8 regular muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray. Cut crescent roll dough into 8 squares. Press into muffin cups. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on the bottom of each muffin cup. Spoon pizza sauce over cheese. Add more mozzarella cheese and top with pizza toppings. Sprinkle garlic powder over the toppings. Bake until golden brown. Remove from pan and garnish with Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can substitute a can of refrigerated pizza dough for the crust.
  • I use mini pepperoni in these pizza cupcakes. Feel free to use your favorite toppings:
    • Veggies
    • Mushrooms
    • Green peppers
    • Red Onion
    • Sausage
    • Olives
    • Ham
    • Pineapple
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Pizza Sauce: https://www.plainchicken.com/brownie-pan-pizza-with-homemade-pizza/
  • Can Pizza Cupcakes be frozen? Yes! Bake the pizza and cool completely. Transfer cupcakes to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat pizza in the microwave or the oven.
Deep Dish Pizza Cupcakes - make mini deep dish pizzas in your muffin pan! Crescent rolls, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese. Let the kids customize each pizza with their favorite pizza toppings. Great for tailgating, parties, lunch or dinner.

What to Serve with Pizza

One bite of these individual pizzas and you will be hooked! We serve this with a side salad or baked zucchini. These pizza cupcakes are also great for parties and tailgating! Add this to your menu! It is sure to become a family favorite!

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deep dish pizza cupcakes

Deep Dish Pizza Cupcakes

Yield: 8 cupcakes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Deep Dish Pizza Cupcakes – make mini deep dish pizzas in your muffin pan! Crescent rolls, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese. Let the kids customize each pizza with their favorite pizza toppings. Great for tailgating, parties, lunch or dinner.

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-oz) can refrigerated crescent rolls, (I used the seamless sheet)
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • pizza toppings – pepperoni ham, sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Spray 8 regular muffin cups with cooking spray. Cut crescent roll dough into 8 squares. Press into muffin cups.
  • Sprinkle some of cheese (about 1 Tbsp) in the bottom of each muffin cup. Top with 1 Tbsp of pizza sauce. Add remaining cheese and top with pizza toppings. Sprinkle garlic powder over toppings.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes. Remove from pan and serve immediately.

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Comments

    1. I use canned pizza dough and just cook about 5 minutes in the muffin tin before adding the sauce, cheese abs toppings.

  1. I made these tonight and it was a HUGE hit. My 2 year old and 4 year old devoured them. Next time I will double the recipe.

    1. I have never seen them in Australia (from US moved over 4 years ago). I think maybe something like puff pastry could work as a replacement.. But it wouldn't be exactly the same.

  2. Always looking for easy quick recipes and this one is great can add what ever ingredients I have in the house.

  3. Always looking for easy quick recipes and this one is great can add what ever ingredients I have in the house.

  4. You can even use the low fat crescents, low fat cheese and turkey pepperoni to make it healthier!!thanks for sharing this!

  5. Dee – I haven't frozen them. If you do freeze them, make sure to bake them first. They won't rise properly if you freeze them without baking them first. Let us know if you try it!

  6. This is a great idea for a party. I am hosting one next week and was wondering about making them and then freezing them? Has anyone tried this?

    1. I am a freezer cook and I am pretty sure these will freeze beautifully. You could then microwave them, but I will probably bake them for 10 minutes after they are thawed.

  7. These are genius…can't wait to make them…I am about to do a post on the many uses of crescent rolls and will put this recipe in, linking back to you.

  8. Great idea and they sound so delicious. If you get a chance stop by my blog. I am having a giveaway for my new cookie cookbook.

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