Mini Pizzas

We love everything miniature: Miniature Dacshunds, Miniature Pinschers and miniature cupcakes.  So, why not mini pizzas?  We love to make homemade pizza, but it requires a little planning and a little muscle to roll out all of that dough.  If you are short on time (or muscle) these will be perfect for you.


Another great thing about mini pizzas is that each person can be in charge of their own pizza toppings.  Some people may like a lot of cheese or a lot of sauce while others might like to go light on the sauce and the cheese.  This way the options are endless, and you are not stuck rolling out pizza after pizza after pizza.

Occasionally I will make my own pizza dough, but more often than not I buy the pre-made stuff from my local Italian grocery store.  This in itself is a huge time saver, but you still have to take it out of the freezer early enough to allow it time to defrost and rise.  If you didn’t plan ahead then just buy a bag of Rhodes dinner rolls,  and take out as many as you will need at least 1 hour ahead of time.  I usually take out 2 rolls per person.


Take out your rolls at least 1 hour in advance

Flour your work surface

Roll them in 3 inch x 3 inch rounds

Throw the dough up in the air and catch it

Place the mini pizzas on a baking sheet

Coat with olive oil

Par-bake these…about 5 minutes

Spread with pizza sauce

And any toppings that make you happy, pop into the oven for 5 more minutes

Pizza! Pizza!


Mini Pizzas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer


  • Rhodes dinner rolls
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Pizza sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning


  • Take the rolls out of the freezer at least 1 hour ahead of time.  Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Roll out the dough.  You want it to be about 3in x 3in.  Brush the dough with olive oil.  Par-bake the pizzas for 5 minutes.  They might puff up, but don’t worry about it.  After taking the pizzas out of the oven, top with pizza sauce and whatever else you are using.  Don’t forget to cook the sausage, peppers, onions and mushrooms, if you are using them.  Pop the pizzas back in the oven for another 5 minutes.  You are done!


 This is really just a guide.  Once you have the dough and the sauce you can top it with whatever you want.  I usually do pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, garlic and Italian seasoning.  Other suggestions are: pre-cooked Italian sausage, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, artichokes, pineapple.  The list of possibilites goes on and on.  These are only in the oven for a short amount of time, so if you plan to use peppers, onions or mushrooms, I suggest cooking them ahead of time.  I always cook my sausage ahead of time, even for a full size pizza.
Keyword Pizza