These Mini Pizzas get inhaled pretty quickly, so count on at least 4 per person—more if my family is coming.
Servings: 6 People
- 1 pound store-bought or homemade pizza dough
- 1 cup tomato sauce such as a simple jarred pasta sauce
- Cornmeal for sprinkling
- Shredded mozzarella
- Other shredded or crumbled cheeses such as feta, cheddar, Monterey Jack, smoked mozzarella, fontina, gouda, Swiss-style cheeses
- Finely chopped red onion
- Finely chopped bell peppers or roasted peppers
- Finely chopped tomatoes
- Sliced pepperoni or try different kinds of salami or cured meats
- Chopped fresh oregano or dried oregano
- Red pepper flakes
Bring the pizza dough to room temperature in a bowl, draped with some plastic wrap.
Preheat the oven to 500°F. If you have parchment paper, line the baking sheets with that. Lightly oil the baking sheet or the parchment, or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle the parchment or baking sheet lightly with cornmeal.
Divide the dough in half, and then each half into halves again. Then divide each quarter into 5 pieces. This way your pizzas will all be very close to the same size. Use a rolling pin to press each piece of dough into a flat circle about 2 inches in diameter, and 1/8 inch thick; you can also press with your fingers but a rolling pin is easier). Place them on the baking sheet and let sit for about 15 minutes.
Spoon about 1 teaspoon of sauce onto each round, spreading it almost to the edges. Sprinkle over about 1 tablespoon of the cheese(s) of your choice. Top each pizza with about 1 to 2 teaspoons of toppings, choosing the combo you like best. Sprinkle the pizzas with oregano and/or red pepper flakes as desired.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the dough is cooked through and the cheese is melted and started to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven, transfer to a serving platter and serve hot or warm.
Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 761mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 2mg