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
- 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!