Recipe By lutzflcat
Published Mar 14th
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional 5m Ready In 35m
Servings 8 servings Calories 148.5

They’re portable, sort of like a mini pizza, except shaped like a cupcake. They’re a great savory snack and a great addition to a game day buffet. Feel free to customize to your family’s tastes with additions like ham, sausage, bell peppers, salami, mushrooms, olives, jalapenos, etc. I recommend not omitting the tomato, that really adds something special.

Recipe Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 8 medium cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (11 ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust
  • 8 teaspoons shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup pizza sauce (such as Classico®)
  • 8 teaspoons finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices pepperoni, quartered
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • garlic salt to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray 8 cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Finely chop cherry tomatoes and drain any liquid. Set aside.
  3. 3 Unroll pizza crust on a floured work surface and roll out thinly into a large rectangle. Using a 4-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut 8 circles in the dough. Place dough circles in the prepared muffin cups, pressing dough into the bottom and up the sides of each cup.
  4. 4 Drop 1 teaspoon mozzarella into each cup. Top with 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce. Add chopped tomatoes and red onions. Add 1 tablespoon of mozzarella to each cup, and top with pepperoni. Sprinkle each cup with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and garlic salt to taste.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbling and melted, 14 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the tin for about 5 minutes. Remove from the tin and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 148.5
  • Carbohydrate 21.3 g
  • Cholesterol 8.1 mg
  • Fat 3.8 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 6.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sodium 434.6 mg
  • Sugar 2.8 g

Chef's Notes

They freeze well in a zip-top plastic bag and reheat quickly.


  1. Made these for my boyfriend's birthday. Loved them! Fun to make and turned out perfect.
  2. It was really easy to follow this recipe & my whole family enjoyed them. It was also really nice that I could adjust the ingredients based on my family members preferences. I made these with my niece and had a lot of fun.
  3. These are genius—easy to make and customizable for all! I’m a novice cook and if I can do this, anyone can! I used garlic powder, as that’s what I had and it went nicely with the saltiness of the cheese. I added extra, as this girl loves cheese!! Thanks lutzflcat! I always love your recipes!

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