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Mini Pizza Pot Pies Recipe (Ready in 25 Minutes)

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Get ready to indulge in the ultimate comfort food: Pizza Pot Pies. The best part? They only take 25 minutes from start to finish, the secret? Ready made pie crust.

mini pizza pot pies in a staub ramekin topped with mini pepperoni slices and fresh basil

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Mini Pizza Pot Pies

Mini deep dish Chicago pizza pot pies served in individual ramekins make this a favorite dinner for both kids and adults.

What makes this recipe so great

  • Kid-friendly. They will love helping in the kitchen with this recipe. They can customize each ramekin with their favorite toppings.
  • 25-minute meal. It couldn’t be any easier to get a fun and delicious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. 
  • Budget-friendly meal. Less than 10 ingredients and you probably already have most of them in your pantry.

Love fun twists on pizza as much as we do? Try this Bubble Up Pizza Bake, it’s a casserole-style pizza recipe that you’ll love.

Or this Air Fryer Pizza recipe for another easy and quick dinner recipe.

Ingredients for Pizza Pot Pies

  • Refrigerated pie crust
  • Pizza sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Mini pepperoni slices
  • Green pepper
  • Butter
  • Dried Italian seasoning
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Fresh parsley (optional)
  • Fresh basil (optional)

Recipe Variations

The good news is, you don’t have to follow this recipe to the T. You can switch it up and use your favorite toppings and flavors.

Here are some ideas:

  • Meat lovers: pepperoni, bacon, Canadian bacon, hot Italian sausage.
  • Veggie pizza pot pie: Back on your favorite veggie lovers’ pizza toppings (onions, olives, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc).
  • Vegan pizza: Use a plant based cheese, a ton of vegetables, and your go-to protein alternative. You can also use plant based butter vs regular or coconut oil.
a spoon lifting pizza sauce with pepperonis and peppers out of a pie crust

Ingredient Substitutions

We get it, sometimes you don’t have everything on hand or like everything listed in this recipe. Here are a few substitutes to try.

You can use whatever cheese you prefer over mozzarella. Yes, the taste will be different due to the variety of cheeses out there but do what you prefer.

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Note: pre-shredded mozzarella cheese does not melt as nice as if you buy a block of mozzarella and slice it yourself.

Can’t find mini pepperoni slices at your supermarket? That’s fine, grab regular.

Want more crust? Roll out the other pie dough and cut circles to line the inside of each ramekin before you add the toppings and the top layer of dough.

Make it Gluten Free

If you want to make a gluten free pizza pot pie (or mini ones). Look for a refrigerated gluten free alternative.

I did see that Pillsbury makes one (although I have never seen it in a grocery store where I live) and Kinnikinnick also has one as well.

In addition to the crust, you’ll just want to make sure that the pepperoni is labelled gluten free.

overhead view of pizza pot pie in ramekins

Kitchen Tools Needed

Here are a few tools we recommend to make this easy pizza pot pie recipe.

  1. Ramekins. The Staub brand seen in the photos are the Mini Cocottes.
  2. Baking sheet
  3. Knife
  4. Cutting board
  5. Measuring cups
  6. Measuring spoons
  7. Pastry brush
  8. Fork

How to Make Individual Pizza Pot Pies

rolled out pie dough under 3 upside down ramekins to make a pastry pie topping

Remove one sheet of pie dough from the package and gently unroll it onto a flat surface.

Position your ramekins upside down on the dough and trace around them with a knife or pastry cutter, leaving a slight overhang

Spray each ramekin with nonstick cooking spray. Then, layer pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni slices, and bell peppers inside each ramekin.

stretching refrigerated pie dough over a ramekin to make a pie crust and then pushing it down with a fork along the edge

Stretch each piece of dough over the top of the ramekin, letting it hang over the edges. Then, use a fork to press down and seal the edges to the ramekin.

pizza pot pies with pepperoni on top brushed with butter and herbs

Add the butter in the microwave until heat until melted (15ish seconds).

Then, brush the pizza dough with the melted butter and sprinkle on Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes.

ramekins on a cooling rack

Put the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake until the dough turns golden brown. Top with fresh herbs.

Leftover Storage

If you have any leftovers, you can store it in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Make sure the pot pies are either wrapped with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container*.

Reheat them in the microwave or the oven.

*Please make sure the pies are cooled before you place it in the fridge.

Freezer Meal Instructions

You can batch cook these by doubling or tripling the recipe (since you’re already making it) and store the rest in the freezer for an easy meal on a busy night.

Once each pizza pot pie has cooled, wrap each pie with foil (you want to reduce as much air hitting it as possible).

Freeze for 2-3 months.

To Reheat from Frozen

Pop them on a baking sheet and into the oven for 30-40 minutes at 400F.

Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 20-30 minutes or until it’s hot in the center.

flaky refrigerated pie crust covering a ramekin full of pizza toppings

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find it in the aisle that has Pillsbury products (usually with the ready made puddings). You can also use frozen (if it’s shaped in a ball of flat), let it thaw and then follow the recipe.

Yes, you can, grab whatever is accessible to you.

Absolutely. The fresh herbs are for finishing the pies, but you can sprinkle dried herbs over top as well.

What to Serve with Pizza Pot Pie

This dish is a meal in itself but I always like to serve a few extra veggies on the side.

Here are some side dish ideas individual pizza pot pies.

  • Simple green salad
  • Caesar salad.
  • Breadsticks or garlic rolls.
  • Mozzarella cheese sticks or cook up some frozen french fries.
  • Raw veggies (think a cut up veggie tray).
  • Caprese Salad (sliced up fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil drizzled with balsamic glaze and olive oil)

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Pizza Pot Pies

You'll love our easy and quick individual pizza pot pies. Perfect for busy days, this meal is a breeze to make and even freezer-friendly for meal prep. Indulge in a delicious twist on pizza that will be a family favorite!
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pizza pot pie in a ramekin
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes


  • 14 oz refrigerated pie crust found in the fridge or freezer section (ball of dough or flat rolled out) – see notes for gluten free
  • 15 oz pizza sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperonis
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • Fresh chopped parsley and basil for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  • Remove 1 roll of pie dough from the package and roll it out onto a flat surface. Place your ramekins on top and carefully cut circles around the ramekins leaving a little overhang.
    14 oz refrigerated pie crust
  • Spray each ramekin with nonstick cooking spray. Layer pizza sauce, mozzarella, pepperonis, and bell peppers inside each one.
    15 oz pizza sauce, 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup mini pepperonis, 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • Stretch each piece of dough across the top and let hang over the edge. Use a fork to crimp the edges.
  • Melt butter in the microwave. Brush pizza dough with melted butter and sprinkle with Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes.
    2 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown.
  • Garnish with parsley and basil. Serve immediately.
    Fresh chopped parsley and basil


Gluten Free: If you want to make a gluten free pizza pot pie (or mini ones). Look for a refrigerated gluten free alternative. Pillsbury makes one and Kinnikinnick also has one as well.
Leftovers: Cover with plastic wrap and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.
I like using mini pepperonis but you could certainly use regular-size pepperonis.
A can of refrigerated pizza crust (like Pillsbury) also works great here.
Toppings are easy to customize to your liking. Sliced black olives, mushrooms, spicy pizza sauce, cooked sausage or bacon, or sauteed onions.
Want more crust? Roll out the other pie dough and cut circles to line the inside of each ramekin before you add the toppings and the top layer of dough.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 667kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 15gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 1314mgPotassium: 496mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 895IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 154mgIron: 4mg
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 667kcal

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