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Mini Pizza for your mini people
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Having mini stuff just goes along with having kids. When I was a kid I loved little Bagel Bites as well as pizza in general. Those little pizzas are far from vegan friendly though, so I set out to make a vegan version of those. Mine turned out a little thicker but really good.
Unfortunately I do not know much about dough as I have not worked with much in my life. So I used someone else’s recipe for the dough. You can find that recipe here. They also have a gluten free dough recipe.
This dough was pretty easy to make. It makes a ton though so have a plan to use it or you can freeze it as I will suggest later in this post.
You can always buy your favorite pizza sauce. I opted to make my own.
I used two large tomatoes (cut into smaller chunks), a handful of fresh basil leaves (from my basil plant), onion powder, two cloves of garlic, and Italian seasoning.
All of this went into the food processor, blended until smooth. Well that was easy.
Whatever dairy-free cheese is available to you will work. I use Daiya most often because I can get it almost anywhere now. For these pizzas I used the mozzarella shreds.
How to Make Mini Pizza
It is easiest to assemble these by pushing the dough into the bottom of a cupcake pan. This will keep the pizzas uniform and small enough. Start by greasing the pan (bottoms and sides!) so that they do not stick when they are done.
Add your pizza sauce and dairy-free cheese and put them in the oven to bake. You can also put these in the freezer at this point as well if you are meal-prepping. Bake for around 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
Ba-da-bing Ba-da-boom: They are done!
Meal Prep Option
Even more reason to love these Mini Pizzas, you can assemble and freeze them for later. Maybe you need something easy for your babysitter to heat up, or for a busy night. This is a pretty simple option for meal prepping.
It is easiest to freeze in the cupcake pan initially and move after they have become more solid. Store in a closed container for up to three months. When ready to use bake as directed above (30 minutes at 400 F).
- 2 large tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons fresh basil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Dairy-free mozzarella shreds
- Optional: tomato chunks, veggies, any preferred toppings
- See link in post for ingredients and instructions
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Press small chunks of dough into the bottoms of a greased cupcake pan.
- Place sauce ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Spoon about a tablespoon of sauce onto the dough.
- Add toppings.
- Bake the mini pizzas in the oven for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- The dough recipe is not my own. There is a link in the post.