Photo of pizza cups topped with cheese

These easy to make pizza cups are the perfect addition to your next game night or party. They have all the delicious flavor of pizza, but are the perfect bite size snack making them great for appetizers. Add this recipe to your list of ideas for when you are serving multiple people. The pizza dough is laid into a muffin pan then topped with pizza sauce, cheese, and any toppings you desire. This would be a fun snack for kids or a fun way to have them help prep dinner. Serve some pizza cups with salad and you’ll be all set for dinner. I love that these pizza cups also make it so easy to switch up pizza toppings for different people without making several pizzas. We made half with dairy-free cheese and half with regular to accommodate our needs.

What You’ll Need for these Easy to Make Pizza Cups

  • Muffin pan
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Pizza dough (I used Simple Mills boxed pizza dough mix)
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 cup of pizza sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning

How to Make Pizza Cups

Start by preparing the pizza dough, but don’t bake it yet. You can make your own dough, purchase a pre-made dough, or use a box mix. I used Simple Mills boxed pizza dough mix and followed the directions on the box to prepare the dough. Once the dough is ready coat the muffin pan using a small amount of olive oil. Place about a 1 inch ball of uncooked dough into each tin of the muffin pan. Press the dough out flat to cover the bottom portion of the muffin tin.

Next, top each pizza dough with a small layer of pizza sauce. Sprinkle shredded cheese onto each pizza cup and top with a little bit of Italian seasoning. You can then leave them as just cheese or add any toppings you prefer. Some easy toppings could be pepperoni, peppers, onions, mushrooms, pineapple, or ham. Place the pizza cups in the oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. The cooking time will vary significantly depending on the pizza dough used, so be sure to check them often until they are done cooking. Once they are done, remove from the oven, allow to cool, and enjoy!

Photo of easy to make pizza cups topped with shredded cheese

Helpful Tips for Making these Pizza Cups

  • This recipe works great for parties, snack throughout the week, or a fun dinner option for kids.
  • Don’t be afraid to get creative with the pizza toppings. Some classic pizza toppings that could easily be added are pepperoni, ham, peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach, or pineapple.
  • The cooking time for these easy to make pizza cups will vary quite a bit depending on the pizza dough used, so be sure to check them often in the oven to avoid them burning.

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Photo of pizza cups topped with cheese

Easy to Make Pizza Cups

These easy to make pizza cups are the perfect addition to your next game night or party. They have all the delicious flavor of pizza, but are the perfect bite size snack making them great for appetizers. The pizza dough is laid into a muffin pan then topped with pizza sauce, cheese, and any toppings you desire. This would be a fun snack for kids or a fun way to have them help prep dinner. Serve some pizza cups with salad and you'll be all set for dinner. I love that these pizza cups also make it so easy to switch up pizza toppings for different people without making several pizzas. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 12 pizza cups

Equipment

  • 1 muffin pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pizza dough
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Start by preparing the pizza dough, but don't bake it yet. You can make your own dough, purchase a pre-made dough, or use a box mix. I used Simple Mills boxed pizza dough mix and followed the directions on the box to prepare the dough.
  • Once the dough is ready coat the muffin pan using a small amount of olive oil.
  • Place about a 1 inch ball of uncooked dough into each tin of the muffin pan. Press the dough out flat to cover the bottom portion of the muffin tin.
  • Next, top each pizza dough with a small layer of pizza sauce. Sprinkle shredded cheese onto each pizza cup and top with a little bit of Italian seasoning. Once they are done, remove from the oven, allow to cool, and enjoy!
  • You can then leave them as just cheese or add any toppings you prefer.
  • Place the pizza cups in the oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. The cooking time will vary significantly depending on the pizza dough used, so be sure to check them often until they are done cooking.
  • Once they are done, remove from the oven, allow to cool, and enjoy!
Keyword 30 minute recipe, after school snack, pizza cup
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