National Pizza Day! Pizza Cups

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It’s National Pizza day!! Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? And there are so many options! Seems us folks in the U.S. love our pizza – more than 3 billion are sold every year! And that doesn’t even include the frozen variety. And yes, Pizza really is from Italy. Naples to be exact, in 1738.

But back to pizza day. It’s really hard to come up with something new, a pizza that no one has tried. Well, I came up with Pizza cups. And since one cup is a serving, everyone can put together their own cup (or cups).

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Here’s How to Make some Pizza Cups:

Start by cooking up and preparing your “toppings”.

We used mushrooms and sausage. I cooked the sausage whole and cut it up after it was done.

I added the mushroom slices to the same pan to slightly sauté them. Set them aside.

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Next, grate the cheese. We also had sliced olives and sundried tomatoes and, of course, pepperoni.

Spread the sheet of dough out and cut it into six pieces. Place on piece in each Texas Muffin cup, spreading it out covering the bottom and up the sides.

Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of the parmesan cheese in each cup (about 2/3). That helps to keep the bottom crust from getting soggy.

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Top the parm with the sausage,

mushrooms,

olives, onions and tomatoes.

Spread one Tablespoon of sauce over each,

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the spread over the mozzarella cheese and pepperoni and the rest of the parmesan. And any other toppings you want to do.

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Some topping ideas – artichoke hearts with ricotta and gouda cheese (no tomato sauce); Fresh spinach, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts and mozzarella; Ricotta, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and mozzarella; taco seasoned beef, cheddar, jalapeño and tomatoes. Now go forth and pizza!

Place in a preheated oven (400°) and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes. The inside will be bubbling and the crust will be golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five to ten minutes.

A great meal or a snack!

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© Copyright 2021 The Lazy Gastronome

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5 from 1 vote
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Pizza Cups

Individual pizzas in a cup - make them all the same, or let people build their own!

Course: Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: breakfast sausage, cheese, olives, pepperoni, pizza
Servings: 6 Pizza cups
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 1 large sheet premade pizza dough (or you can make your own)
  • 2 Whole Italian Sausages
  • 1 cup sliced crimini mushrooms (baby portabellos)
  • 1/4 cup sliced or halved kalamata olives
  • 18-24 slices pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup thin onion slices
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 1/4 cup dried parmesan (the stuff in the can)
  • 6 - 8 Tablespoon pizza sauce
Instructions
  1. Start by cooking up and preparing your "toppings".

  2. We used mushrooms and sausage. I cooked the sausage whole and cut it up after it was done. I added the mushroom slices to the same pan to slightly sauté them. Set them aside.

  3. Next, grate the cheese. We also had sliced olives and sundried tomatoes and, of course, pepperoni.

  4. Spread the sheet of dough out and cut it into six pieces. Place on piece in each Texas Muffin cup, spreading it out covering the bottom and up the sides.

  5. Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of the parmesan cheese in each cup (should be about 2/3 of it). That helps to keep the bottom crust from getting soggy.

  6. Top the parm with the sausage, mushrooms, olives, onions and tomatoes. Spread one Tablespoon of sauce over each, the spread over the mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Spread on the remaining parmesan. And any other toppings you want to do.

  7. Place in a preheated oven (400°) and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes. The inside will be bubbling and the crust will be golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five to ten minutes.

Recipe Notes

© Copyright 2021 The Lazy Gastronome

Some topping ideas - artichoke hearts with ricotta and gouda cheese (no tomato sauce); Fresh spinach, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts and mozzarella; Ricotta, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and mozzarella; taco seasoned beef, cheddar, jalapeño and tomatoes. Now go forth and pizza!

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7 Responses to National Pizza Day! Pizza Cups

  1. Natalie says:

    Oh man pizza is my soulmate! Pinned this recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    These look great , thanks for sharing.

  3. Alexandra says:

    These are fun! And so easy to personalize the toppings on each one.

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