Pizza Cupcakes


  • cooking spray
  • 8 medium cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (11 ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust
  • 8 teaspoons shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup pizza sauce (such as Classico®)
  • 8 teaspoons finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices pepperoni, quartered
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • garlic salt to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray 8 cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray.


  • Step 2

    Finely chop cherry tomatoes and drain any liquid. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Unroll pizza crust on a floured work surface and roll out thinly into a large rectangle. Using a 4-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut 8 circles in the dough. Place dough circles in the prepared muffin cups, pressing dough into the bottom and up the sides of each cup.

  • Step 4

    Drop 1 teaspoon mozzarella into each cup. Top with 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce. Add chopped tomatoes and red onions. Add 1 tablespoon of mozzarella to each cup, and top with pepperoni. Sprinkle each cup with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and garlic salt to taste.

  • Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbling and melted, 14 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the tin for about 5 minutes. Remove from the tin and serve hot.

  • Cook's Note:

    They freeze well in a zip-top plastic bag and reheat quickly.

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