Smoked Sausage Deep Dish Pizza Rounds

Smoked Sausage Deep Dish Pizza Rounds

With this simple smoked sausage pizza muffin tin recipe, not only do you have a flavorful twist on a favorite food, but it’s also a great way to combine dinner preparation with family time! From muffin tin to plate in about 20 minutes, this kid-friendly dish will be the highlight of the week.

With this simple smoked sausage pizza muffin tin recipe, not only do you have a flavorful twist on a favorite food, but it’s also a great way to combine dinner preparation with family time! From muffin tin to plate in about 20 minutes, this kid-friendly dish will be the highlight of the week.

Cook Time
27 min
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Servings
4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-14oz) package Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 (11oz) can refrigerated thin crust pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup (4oz) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 large basil leaves, minced

Preparation

  1. Heat oven 425ºF. Spray 12-count muffin tin with olive oil spray.
  2. Remove pizza dough from can. Using a sharp knife, cut roll of dough into 12 equal slices. Place 1 slice into each muffin cup. Press dough into bottom of cups and slightly up sides.
  3. Combine olive oil, garlic, salt and fresh black pepper together. Brush mixture onto each miniature pizza.
  4. Place 4 cherry tomato pieces in bottom of each pizza crust. Equally divide sausage between each pizza and place on top of tomato.  Sprinkle each with oregano.
  5. Sprinkle 1 heaping tablespoon cheese over top of each pizza. Bake at 425ºF. for about 12 minutes until dough is cooked and cheese has melted.
  6. Immediately remove pizzas from muffin tin; cool slightly on baking rack. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and basil.
Tips:
  • Pesto or marinara sauce makes a tasty dipping sauce
  • Try other toppings like sautéed fresh mushrooms, red bell pepper, or onions