Deep Dish Mini Pizza

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This is a go-to dinner (or lunch) to make for my family because it is just so quick and easy. And SO delicious! This is another 5 ingredient or less dinner that your whole family will love!

This is such an easy meal to make and it can double as an activity if you let your toddler help make it! Mine loves to help add the cheese and all the toppings. He is way more likely to actually try it if he helps with it.

If there’s one thing most toddlers have in common, it’s a love for all things pizza! From the cheesy goodness to the endless topping options, pizza is a universally adored treat. Today, I’m bringing you a fantastic toddler-friendly twist on this classic favorite – Deep Dish Mini Pizzas. These bite-sized pizzas are not only delicious but also a breeze to make and customize according to your toddler’s preferences. Let’s explore why these mini pizzas are a hit with little ones and how to whip up a batch in no time.

Why Deep Dish Mini Pizzas Are Great for Toddlers

  1. Kid-Friendly and Fun: Toddlers adore foods they can pick up and eat with their hands. These mini pizzas are perfectly sized for little fingers, making mealtime an interactive and enjoyable experience.
  2. Customizable: One of the best aspects of these pizzas is that they’re highly customizable. You can let your toddler choose their favorite toppings, encouraging them to be adventurous with different ingredients.
  3. Nutrient-Packed: You have control over the quality of ingredients, allowing you to incorporate nutritious toppings like veggies and lean proteins. It’s an excellent way to sneak in those essential nutrients.


  • 1 can of crescent dough (or other pizza dough)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Optional toppings: pepperoni, olives, onions, green peppers, spinach, mushrooms, etc.


  1. Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). While it’s warming up, you can get your pizza ingredients ready.
  2. Prepare the Dough: Open your can of crescent dough and carefully unroll it. If you’re using pizza dough, you can roll it out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.
  3. Cut the Dough: Using a knife or a pizza cutter, divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.
  4. Shape the Dough: Place each dough piece into the bottom of a muffin tin, pressing it to form a cup shape that will hold the toppings.
  5. Add Sauce and Toppings: Spoon a small amount of pizza sauce into each dough cup, followed by a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese. Now, here’s where you can get creative! Let your toddler add their favorite toppings to each mini pizza.
  6. Bake: Pop the muffin tin into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 13 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  7. Cool and Serve: Allow the mini pizzas to cool slightly before serving. Be cautious as the cheese will be hot! Once they’re safe to handle, serve up these yummy Deep Dish Mini Pizzas for your whole family to enjoy.


If you happen to have any leftover mini pizzas, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, simply pop them in the oven for a few minutes to regain their crispy texture. These mini pizzas are also perfect for freezing. Place them in an airtight container or a freezer bag, and they can be stored for up to three months. To reheat from frozen, bake them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for around 10-12 minutes. This makes them a fantastic make-ahead snack or meal option for busy days.

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5 from 3 votes

Deep Dish Mini Pizza

Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 can crescent roll
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • optional toppings: pepperoni, olives, onions, green onions, mushrooms, etc.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Cut the crescent roll into 12 pieces.
  • Place pieces into muffin pan and fill the bottom.
  • Add pizza sauce, cheese, and any toppings you want.
  • Cook at 350 F for 13 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the dough is starting to brown.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Hi! Can you make these in advance and store in fridge/freezer? If so, for how long in each? Trying to make pre-k lunch prep a little easier lol