I was craving for Pizza. Everything about Pizza sounds so perfect to me starting from the smell of freshly baked Pizza, perfect crusty base, the smell of cheese, lots of topping…Ahhh! I just love pizza “any day, any time”! Did I tell you that I was craving not just to eat, but to COOK! Strange??? Well, this happens to me so many times. 😀 Homemade is LOVE!
I have made Pizza quite a few times in these last 2-3months. Other than my quick fix Bread Pizza I have made the Pizza Buns which were a hit and I got so many lovely feedback from people who tried the recipe, the basic Veggie Delight Pizza, Achari Paneer Pizza, Basil Pesto Pizza, Bread Cup Pizza. Basil Pesto Pizza is my favorite amongst all I have tried and I insist you please try this one whenever time permits and you crave for Pizza. And, Cheesy Pizza Buns could be your next party appetizer and trust me, your family, friends, or guests will love it.
Don’t worry about the calories as I have made them with whole wheat flour and for few Pizzas, I have used half of the whole wheat flour and half of the all-purpose flour just to avoid those extra calories, though didn’t compromise on the taste and the extra cheese. 😉 The best part and the plus point about baking Pizza at home, you can always add as much as toppings as you want to, decide what goes into the Pizza and what to avoid or replace.
These Mini Pizzas are perfect for the weekend get-together, backyard party and for your kiddos too. As I already told you in the starting that I was craving to COOK pizza, I decided to try mini pizza bites and Bang On! The result was freshly baked awesome pizzas.
Let me tell you which was the most helpful ingredient in all these Pizza recipes. It was Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast. This is great for baking Pizza at home, you don’t have to wait for 2-3hrs for the dough to rise. You can immediately bake the pizza after kneading the dough, though I always leave the dough for 20-30mins meanwhile I chop the veggies for topping, gather sauce and cheese, and preheat the oven etc. And one more thing, do not just add salt to the pizza dough, rather use garlic salt and if you do not have garlic salt at home then just add 1-2minced garlic to the dough while kneading and you will thank me later. 😉
- ¾ Whole wheat flour
- ½ Cup all-purpose flour
- ½ Cup warm water (more or less, as required)
- ½ Tbsp Pizza crust yeast
- 1 ½ Tsp Sugar
- 1 Tsp garlic salt or as required (recommended, though you can use regular salt too)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Basil Pesto Sauce
- Pizza Sauce
- Mozzarella Cheese (grated or sliced)
- Mixed bell peppers, cut into Julians
- Onion, cut into Julians
- Cherry Tomato, halved
- Pickled Jalapeno
- Pizza seasoning
- Chili Flakes (optional)
Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Mini Pizza Recipe |Mini Pizza Bites
Step 1- In a large mixing bowl, take all the pizza base ingredients except warm water, mix using a fork. Add water in parts as required and knead to a soft and a bit sticky dough. Add more all-purpose flour if the dough is too sticky. Cover the dough and keep at a warm place for 20-30mins to rise
Step 2- Preheat oven to 425ºF. Take out the dough to a rolling board and dust with flour. Using a rolling pin roll the dough into a thin crust base or as desired. Using a fork prick all the mini pizza base
Step 3- Place the mini pizza bases on the baking tray, apply pesto sauce on few and pizza sauce on few. Top with cheese slice and your favorite toppings. Spread some more cheese on the top. Sprinkle pizza seasoning and chili flakes and place the tray in the heated oven. Bake for 10-12min until the base is done and cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy