Simple and Delicious recipes

Mini deep-dish Pizza – Cheesy, Simple and Delicious

mini deep dish

Some days call for an indulgent (mini) pizza night

Satisfy your pizza cravings with these delightful mini Chicago-style deep dish pizza bites. They are made with pie crust, gooey mozzarella cheese, flavourful marinara sauce, and a sprinkle of parmesan on top. This makes these bite-sized pizzas capture the essence of the iconic Chicago deep dish in every delicious bite. Perfect for parties, appetisers, or a fun twist on pizza night, these mini deep dish pizzas are sure to impress.

These mini pizzas only needs a couple ingredients to make

The foundation of these mini pizzas is a flaky and buttery pie crust. Its layers add a delightful texture and provide a buttery richness to complement the robust flavors of the pizza toppings. Pre-made refrigerated pie crusts make these bite-sized treats quick and convenient to assemble.

Each mini deep dish pizza bite is generously layered with gooey, melty mozzarella cheese. The cheese creates a rich and creamy base that holds all the flavours together. Its stretchy texture and mild flavor perfectly complement the savoury marinara sauce.

Then, a spoon of flavorful marinara sauce is scooped over the mozzarella cheese, infusing each bite with tangy and savory goodness. The tomato-based sauce adds a burst of flavor, balancing the richness of the cheese and providing a zesty touch that complements the other ingredients.

A sprinkle of parmesan completed these mini deep dish pizzas. The parmesan adds a nutty and salty flavour, enhancing the overall taste profile of the pizza bites. It also forms a delectable golden crust when baked, adding a satisfying textural element.

Then, bake the mini deep dish pizzas in the oven until the crust turns golden brown and crispy, and the cheese is fully melted. When the aroma of warm pizza fills the kitchen, you can finally devour these pizza bites.

Still deciding? You might also like these simple and delicious recipes

These mini pizzas are incredibly versatile and can be served as appetizers or party snacks. You can also add additional topics to each bite, such as bell peppers or salami. Their bite-sized nature makes them perfect for sharing and ensures that everyone gets to enjoy the rich and cheesy flavors.

Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mini pizzas
Servings: 12 mini pizzas


  • 2 store-bought shortcrust doughs (savory version)
  • 200 ml marinara sauce
  • 150 g grated mozzarella cheese
  • grated parmesan to sprinkle on top
  • Optional: bell pepper, salami or other ingredients to add to the filling


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees
  • Lay the shortcrust doughs on top of each other and roll them up into a sausage. Cut it into 12 equal parts, then press each roll of dough inside the muffins mould. To avoid sticking to the pan, use paper tins or oil.
  • Add a bottom layer of mozzarella cheese (about 1 tsp), then a tbsp of marinara sauce, any additional toppings you like and sprinkle over some parmesan
  • Bake for 20-25 mins at 180 degrees

One thought on “Mini deep-dish Pizza – Cheesy, Simple and Delicious

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Made with love by Katja & Youssef | 2023