Recipe – Pizzette (Mini Pizzas)

A few weeks ago, we had a big birthday celebration for my son with lots of his friends. So how exactly do you keep a bunch of 10-year-old Italian boys happy at a birthday party?  With pizzette of course!  These mini pizzas will make just about anyone happy – – adults included.  


For 20 mini pizzas
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon  salt
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup milk warm
1/4 cup warm water (with a dash of sugar added)
a packet dried yeast

1/2 cup tomato sauce seasoned to taste with salt, and basil or oregano
6 ounces mozzarella


1. Dissolve the yeast in the sugar-water and leave until it is activated.

2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt and sugar. Add the milk, oil and water and stir well, eventually kneading until the dough is smooth. It might be a little sticky, that is ok.

3.  Place the dough in the bowl, cover with a cloth and allow to rise until doubled in volume (about an hour and a half) in a warm place.

4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

5. After dough has risen, form pieces of dough into balls a little bit larger than walnut-sized and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Then gently flatten balls into mini pizzas, leaving imprints.  (the pizzette will look rustic).

6.  Add tomato sauce topping and cheese.

7.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, allow to cool and serve!

22 Comments on “Recipe – Pizzette (Mini Pizzas)

  1. This looks delicious! I will have to make this. We already miss the good food in Italy. I am so sorry we didn’t get to see each other Diana…my one regret!

    • Hi Kathy! Let me know how they come out! Great for a party….Katie’s bday is right around the corner too!

  2. I am so making these! Although I’m guessing they taste better when made in Italy. 🙂 I hope the party was a success! One of my favorite memories from a trip to Italy was being able to attend the birthday party of my 5-year-old cugino. Back to that theme of getting to see a bit of everyday life that we talked about on your last post. Grazie!

    • Hi! Thanks for your sweet comment….I am sure the bday party of your cugino was the BEST! Kid parties are a lot of fun in Italy! Grazie a te e buon weekend…

  3. Bravissima! Of course pizzette is always best! For kids and adults alike! I made my fair share but now we tend to have birthday parties outside. Nothing compares to a traditional birthday party in your own home and I found most children prefer that after all. Love your pizzette!

    • Thanks Alida…..they are so cute….and we don’t really have them in the States…and I don’t know why….they are TOTALLY perfect for parties and also seem so fun and cheerful to me. Have a great weekend!

    • Yes…they are kind of dangerous for that…well…not for a guy a guess…somehow they can eat and at and never gain weight. SO UNFAIR!

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