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Caprese Mini Pizzas

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Packed with the delicious, light flavors of a caprese salad, these Caprese Mini Pizzas are an absolute delight to make and enjoy. They’re perfect for pizza night when you don’t feel like putting a lot of kitchen time and effort. Time to satisfy that pizza craving with this easy mini pizza recipe folks!

caprese mini pizzas

Why You’ll love This Recipe

  • These mini pizzas are an absolute hit in my family, and for many reasons.
  • Everyone gets to have their own mini pizza, and is able to customize the pizza based on what they like.
  • They can all choose their favorite toppings and enjoy the process of making these homemade pizzas. If you love pizza, you’ve got to try making these!

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need a very simple set of ingredients to make these mini pizzas.

  • Mini Naan Rounds: Serve as a convenient and tasty base for the mini pizzas.
  • Pizza Sauce or Marinara: Adds a classic Italian flavor, can be customized to taste.
  • Shredded Mozzarella: Creates a melty, cheesy layer on top of the pizza.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Contribute a juicy burst and vibrant color to the pizzas.
  • Arugula: Adds a fresh, peppery crunch for contrast.
  • Basil Leaves: Infuse the pizzas with a distinctive, aromatic flavor.
  • Balsamic Glaze: Drizzled on top for a sweet, tangy, and rich finish.
  • Black Pepper: Adds a final hit of spice and warmth to the dish.
Caprese Mini Pizzas Ingredients

How to Make Mini Pizzas

Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to make these mini pizzas.

Step 1: Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Prep the Toppings

Slice your cherry tomatoes. Place your basil leaves on top of each other, roll them together and cut them thinly.

Step 3: Spread Pizza Sauce Evenly

Place your mini naan rounds on a baking sheet and evenly divide the pizza sauce over the mini rounds.

Step 4: Add Cheese and Toppings

Then evenly divide the shredded cheese, cherry tomatoes, and sliced basil over the mini pizzas. Season with black pepper.

Step 5: Bake Until Cheese is Melted

Preheat the oven and pop them in for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted and the edges reach your desired golden brown color.

Step 6: Add Toppings & Enjoy

Top with balsamic glaze and arugula. Enjoy

Expert Tips

Making these mini pizzas is super easy, but you might want to note down these little tips and tricks too.

  • If you’re wondering how long do mini pizzas take to cook in the oven, well, it totally depends on the kind of pizza crust you’re using.
  • To make sure the pizzas are cooked well, just keep an eye on the crust and cook it until it is lightly browned and the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  • You could use any kind of cheese for this mini pizzas recipe. Pepper jack cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese are two good options.
  • You could also skip the grated cheese and spread some sauce cheese on the pizza dough for some extra melty goodness.
  • To make these easy mini pizzas, remember to roll the biscuit dough on a lightly floured surface before you top it with the pizza sauce cheese, your desired toppings and then bake it in a preheated oven.

Substitutions

  • If you don’t have naan bread, you can use some homemade dough or ready to use pizza crusts instead.
  • Small sized flour tortillas can also be a great option. You could also use biscuit dough to make your own mini pizzas.
  • Just remember to place these on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Optional Toppings

  • You can top the mini pizzas with almost anything you like. Chopped fresh basil, mixed Italian herbs, sliced green peppers, baby corn, zucchini, mushrooms, sliced onions, olives, capers and jalapenos are good choices.
  • For some extra rich flavor, don’t forget to drizzle some olive oil over the pizza dough before you pop it in the toaster oven.

Storage Instructions

  • Cool Down: Allow the mini pizzas to cool down completely at room temperature before attempting to store them. Placing hot pizzas directly into the refrigerator can create condensation, leading to soggy crusts.
  • Wrap or Container: Transfer the leftover mini pizzas to an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. This helps prevent air from reaching the pizzas, which can cause them to dry out or become stale.
  • Refrigerate: Place the wrapped or containerized mini pizzas in the refrigerator promptly. Leftover pizzas can typically be stored in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freezing (Optional): If you want to extend the shelf life of the leftover mini pizzas, consider freezing them. Place the wrapped pizzas in a freezer-safe bag or container, removing as much air as possible before sealing. Frozen mini pizzas can last for 1-2 months.
  • Reheating: When you’re ready to enjoy the leftover mini pizzas, there are a few reheating options.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • These mini pizzas are so much fun, and you can enjoy them as is when you’re hit by a pizza craving and don’t want to order takeout.
  • You can also team up a personal pizza with some Garlic Bread or some tasty Halloumi Fries if you really want to go the extra mile.
mini pizzas

Caprese Mini Pizzas

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes 15 seconds
Total Time: 20 minutes 15 seconds

Packed with the delicious, light flavors of a caprese salad, these mini pizzas are an absolute delight to make and enjoy.

They're perfect for pizza night when you don't feel like putting a lot of kitchen time and effort.

Time to satisfy that pizza craving with this easy mini pizza recipe folks!

    Ingredients

    • 6 mini naan rounds
    • ½ cup pizza sauce or marinara
    • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
    • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes
    • ¼ cup arugula
    • 3-4 basil leaves
    • 1 tbsp balsamic glaze
    • ½ tsp black pepper

    Instructions

    How to Make Mini Pizzas

    Once you have all your ingredients ready, here's what you'll need to do to make these mini pizzas.

    Step 1: Preheat Oven

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Step 2: Prep the Toppings

    Slice your cherry tomatoes. Place your basil leaves on top of each other, roll them together and cut them thinly.

    Step 3: Spread Pizza Sauce Evenly

    Place your mini naan rounds on a baking sheet and evenly divide the pizza sauce over the mini rounds.

    Step 4: Add Cheese and Toppings

    Then evenly divide the shredded cheese, cherry tomatoes, and sliced basil over the mini pizzas. Season with black pepper.

    Step 5: Bake Until Cheese is Melted

    Preheat the oven and pop them in for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted and the edges reach your desired golden brown color.

    Step 6: Add Toppings & Enjoy

    Top with balsamic glaze and arugula. Enjoy

    Notes

    Tips & Tricks to Nail the Mini Pizza Recipe

    Making these mini pizzas is super easy, but you might want to note down these little tips and tricks too.

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 638mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 11g

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