Miniature Pizza Pies

These are little baby versions of pizzas.


Recently, I was asked to recreate two of Ragu’s recipes.



The first one I did was Italian Sausage and Peppers, and my spin on it was Open Faced Italian Sausage with Caramelized Onions and Peppers.

Check that out.

The second recipe I recreated was their Upside Down Deep Dish Pizza. I made little baby pizzas using my mini muffin pan.

So cute and so much fun to make. You can make these your own. Add any meats, veggies, etc.


I used fresh mozzarella cheese, Ragu Old World Style Traditional Sauce and my homemade pizza crust.

Then topped them with black olives and fresh chopped parsley.

You could even put a layer of pizza dough on top before baking and make mini pizza pot pies.

*gasp* How.Cute.


These would be so much fun for a dinner party appetizer!

Or a luncheon.

Or a baby shower.

Or a day off work when you just want to lock the doors and stuff your face with pizza. What can I say. These are scrumptious little pizza bites.

Miniature Pizza Pies


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • I jar Ragu Old World Style Traditional Pasta Sauce
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted


  • Combine the water and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer; let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Stir on low and add flour, salt and olive oil.
  • Mix on medium until the dough pulls away from the bowl; adding more flour if needed.
  • Roll into a ball, drizzle a little olive oil to the bowl and roll the dough around to get it greasy.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a mini muffin pan with baking spray.
  • Spread about a tablespoon full of dough (you may need to use a little less) in each place of your muffin pan. You want it pretty thin, but going up the sides.
  • Add about a tablespoon of sauce, then a generous sprinkle of cheese.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the crust is beginning to brown.
  • Top with olives and parsley.

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. What a simple but brilliant idea! They look so pretty and I’m all about a pretty presentation especially with appetizers because it’s the first food my guests see. 🙂

  2. Amber L.

    These would make adorable and fun to eat appetizers!

  3. So, so cute. I can picture myself standing by these at a party and devouring them all, then hiding the toothpicks so no one knows it was me.

    1. Shea

      LOL I would do the same thing.

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