Mini Cheese Pizzas

by Ruwani
2 comments

These easy mini cheese pizzas are excellent for quick lunches, snacks, kids lunchboxes, kids parties, and they freeze well too. Top it with your favorite topping and enjoy.

freezer friendly pizza recipe

Everyone is at home! I am working from home at the same time trying to homeschool my son, and I am in the kitchen most of the day thinking of quick snacks and lunch ideas. It’s not only the child but also the man in the house has a list of things that he craves for out of the blue. However, it’s a pleasure baking and cooking for them.


What about you guys, are you on the same page as me? What do you have as snacks for your kids? Leave a comment below, I would love to know your ideas.

mini cheese pizza recipe

This mini cheese pizza dough recipe is the same as my Seeni sambol bun recipe. The dough is enriched with butter, milk, and a little sugar, which is different from traditional pizza dough. These mini cheese pizzas are soft and delicious. The mini cheese pizzas freeze well and fantastic for a crowd. Especially these days, when all the kids are at home, you can make it a fun activity asking the kids to create a unique topping for their pizzas. Who knows, it might become a family favorite.

soft mini pizza recipe

Mini Pizza topping ideas

  • pepperoni and cheese
  • chicken and pineapple
  • potato and mushroom
  • mushroom and peppers
  • chicken with alfredo sauce
  • mint and halloumi cheese
  • meatball and cheese 
  • seafood 

Mini Cheese Pizza dough

Ingredients

  • Flour 
  • sugar
  • yeast
  • milk 
  • butter
  • salt
  • water

How to make the Pizza dough

This dough is similar to my  Sri Lankan Egg & Seeni Sambol Buns and Paneer Stuffed Buns recipes. The only changes I made in the recipe is doubling the butter by 2 more Tablespoons and interchanging the milk and water quantity. ( 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of warm water).

I made about 20 3 1/2 inch mini pizzas with this dough. You can double it or halve it for your preference. Use whole milk and don’t use fat-free or low-fat milk. Use 2 tablespoons of dry milk instead of whole milk. I have used fresh milk in the recipe because all of us don’t have dry milk in our pantry. 

  • Combine flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and butter in a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the center.
  • Add warm water and milk to the flour mixture and knead it to form a very soft dough. 
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead the dough for 10 minutes or until the dough springs back.
  • Put the dough into an oiled bowl and cover the bowl with cling wrap and leave it somewhere warm for 1 hour or till the dough is doubled in size. 
  • Punch the dough down, leave it to rest for 10 minutes and shape the dough.
How to make mini cheese Pizzas

Mini Cheese Pizza Recipe

Recipe by Ruwani Ravin KumarCourse: Main, Snacks, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: Italian, American
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

1

hour 

30

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

These easy mini cheese pizzas are excellent for quick lunches, snacks, kids lunchboxes, kids parties, and they freeze well too. Top it with your favorite topping and enjoy.

Ingredients

  • Pizza Dough
  • 500g/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons/7 g instant yeast

  • 1 cup / 240ml of whole milk

  • ½ cup/ 120ml of warm water

  • 60 g/ 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • Assembling the Pizzas
  • 3 cups / 330g shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

  • Combine flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and butter in a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the center.
  • Add warm water and milk to the flour mixture and knead it to form a very soft dough.
  • Next, turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead the dough for 10 minutes or until the dough springs back.
  • Put the dough into an oiled bowl and cover the bowl with cling wrap and leave it somewhere warm for 1 hour or till the dough is doubled in size.
  • Punch the dough down, leave it to rest for 10 minutes and shape the dough.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 190° C/374°F
  • Divide the dough into half. Next, roll each half into a log and divide each log into 10 equal size pieces.
  • Roll each ball of dough into about 3 .5 inch circles. Place the circles on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan.
  • Put 1 teaspoon of sauce on each circle and top it with mozzarella cheese or with your favorite toppings.
  • Bake the pizzas for 12- 15 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

  • Freezer Instructions- Cool them completely, place the pizzas in a freezer ziplock bag and freeze them for 3 months.

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2 comments

Lakna Mendis April 22, 2020 - 2:11 pm

5 stars
I have attempted several times various recipes for pizza. But none of them turned out as the way I wanted. Simply attempted Ruwi’s pizza recipe and it turned out amazingly well as the way we expected. My husband is very particular about the softness and this recipe was a big hit.
I used several toppings and the tomato puree was used as the sauce. For some, i used Italian seasoning and that too worked well.
I really recommend Ruwi’s pizza recipe for anyone who is looking for a soft base pizza.
Looking forward to trying out your other recipes as well.

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Ruwani April 23, 2020 - 6:37 am

You made my day! Thank you for taking the time to comment and glad your family enjoyed the pizzas. Italian seasoning and tomato puree sounds good.

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