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Recipe: Mini Pizza Cups

Pizza is always a crowd pleaser, but making your own can be a bit of a headache. This bite-sized alternative is easy to make and healthy (just 150 calories each!) and as much fun to make as they are to eat.

Mini Pizza Cups
Mini Pizza Cups

Mini Pizza Cups

I’m sure you’ve all heard of or made Pizza Cupcakes or  Pizza Muffins before. But as simple or obvious as this recipe seems, sometimes we need a good reminder of the un-fussy classics. Sometimes you don’t have time or the right ingredients to make an elaborate meal. When this happens, it’s good to have something simple and inexpensive to fall back on.

Mini Pizza Cups recipe

Healthy, Budget Friendly Mini Pizza Cups? Yes, Yes, and Yes!

Mini Pizza Cups recipe
Mini Pizza Cups

If you’re crazy about pizza like me, but can’t justify eating it as much as you’d like, this is a great recipe for you. I used leftover pizza dough, chicken, lots of fresh vegetables, and a tablespoon or so of cheese on each mini pizza. Considering each pizza cup base 60 calories, the shredded chicken & cheese about 40 calories, and the rest of the ingredients were vegetables, I’m guessing each pizza had about 150 calories. This is not scientific, but it’s my best guess.

Mini Pizza Cups
Mini Pizza Cups

An interesting and fun way to present your pizzas. These cute little pizza cups will delight anyone, especially kids. Have your children create their own pizzas, and get creative with the toppings. Perfectly shaped and easy to handle, they make for a great addition to lunch boxes or for picnics and road trips.

Mini Pizza Cups


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Check it out the Mini Pizza Cups recipe and printable version here!!

Mini Pizza Cups Recipe
Serves 21
Pizza is always a crowd pleaser, but making your own can be a bit of a headache. This bite-sized alternative is easy to make and healthy (just 150 calories each!) and as much fun to make as they are to eat.
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
125 calories
14 g
11 g
5 g
5 g
1 g
59 g
188 g
1 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125
Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 11mg
Sodium 188mg
Total Carbohydrates 14g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For Pizza Dough
  1. 2-1/2 cups plain or all purpose flour
  2. 4 tablespoon oil
  3. 1-1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  4. 1 teaspoon castor sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 pinches of baking powder
  7. warm milk with a bit of water for kneading
For Mini Pizza Cups
  1. 1 cup pizza Sauce or Ketchup ( Recipe here)
  2. 1 cup cooked chicken
  3. 1 small Capsicum, chopped
  4. 1 small onion, chopped
  5. 5-6 black Olives, thinly sliced
  6. 1 cup mozzarella Cheese, grated
  7. Italian herb Seasoning, for topping
  8. 1 teaspoon oil, for greasing
To Make Dough
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients and the oil in a bowl or food processor, then gradually add the warm milk a little at a time.
  2. Knead it into a soft dough.
  3. Dab a touch of oil all over the dough, then cover it and place it somewhere warm.
  4. Leave it to rise to double its size, takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the weather.
  5. Once ready, punch down the dough and then divide it into 18 equal balls.
  6. Grease 24 cups muffin pan with oil or butter and set aside.
  7. Roll each dough ball out into a circle of about quarter inch thickness, then gently place it in the cup hole of the pan, patting it gently to fit the shape.
  8. Repeat this method with the rest of the balls.
  9. Next, spread a light layer of pizza sauce in each cup. Then add the chicken, capsicum and onions.
  10. Sprinkle some cheese over the filling and drizzle some ketchup over the top of each cup.
  11. Top with olives and herb seasoning.
  12. Allow the pizza cups to rest and rise for 20 minutes, then preheat the oven at 180 degree C.
  13. Bake them for about 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the dough is cooked through.
  14. Remove the pizza cups from the pan and allow them to rest on a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.
  15. Delicious Mini Pizza Cups are ready to serve. Enjoy!
Recipe Note's
  1. These delicious Mini Pizza cups can be frozen for up to 2 weeks.
Serving Suggestions
  1. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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I have also posted My Fav French Bread Pizza Recipe and Pizza Rolls Recipe which are another easiest & tastiest version of making Pizza. Do check it out as well.  It’s finger lickin’ good. You’ll be coming back for more. 

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  1. Hey girl do i add the more shredded cheese into these pizza cups? and add more on top when its done baking

  2. Wow! These must be amazing! Need to try asap! That cheesy center is speaking to me. Ha!

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