Mini Deep Dish Pizzas


This recipe has been roaming around several recipe blogs. There's one version here at Mmm.. Cafe. She got it from Rachel Ray. I thought these sound like fun. My kids loved them and getting to make them with their own desired toppings. A fun activity for family night or for a Saturday dinner at home.

1 tube Pillsbury Grand Flaky Layers biscuits
1 jar Ragu pizza sauce
Desired pizza toppings, we like canadian bacon, pepperoni, sausage, etc
Shredded mozzarella

Cut biscuits in half to make 2 circles. (Mmm.. Cafe suggested trying to get 3 circles out of each biscuit, but I had a hard time getting 3, so I just did 2.) Grease a muffin pan and carefully push up the sides. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.
Per Mmm... Cafe's suggestion, I also put the little cups on a baking sheet to finish cooking. I undercooked mine by about 3 minutes so mine aren't as golden brown as they should be. Make sure you cook them long enough or they'll be a little bit dough-y after the sauce has cooked and the cheese has melted. And nobody likes dough-y pizza. The dough will puff up a little bit so just use a spoon and push it to the sides so you have a little pocket to put the sauce. Spoon about a tablespoon of sauce into each pizza. Add desired toppings and sprinkle with cheese. Put back in oven until cheese is melted, about another 7 minutes or so.

Enjoy! Makes 16 mini deep dish pizzas.

Note: These reheat very nicely under low broil for 3 or 4 minutes. They crisp back up and are warm and bubbly.

We make another version of these, mini breakfast pizzas. I'll be posting the recipe soon. They are also a fun recipe to make with your kids.

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