The Muffin Tin Hack For Effortless Deep Dish Pizza

Pizza is one of, if not the, most beloved foods we consume, and its versatility makes it easy to customize to please the pickiest of eaters. Similarly, the muffin tin is one of the most functional pans you have in the kitchen. From making muffins and cupcakes to cooking eggs to helping you organize your mise en place, it's a handy culinary tool. But when pizza meets muffin tin, you have nirvana. Making pizza with this pan is one of the absolute best uses for your muffin tin and will not only produce an effortless deep dish pizza but one that can be kid-friendly and adult approved.

Simply take your favorite pizza dough recipe or even a frozen dough you buy from the store and turn it into an edible liner for your muffin tin. This is going to create a deep crust ready to be filled. From there, anything goes but you want to work in layers. Start with a little shredded cheese followed by a dollop or two of sauce. Next, it's time for your favorite pepperonis, sausage, mushrooms, olives, or maybe even jalapeño and pineapple. Top it off with a little more sauce and cheese and bake. 

Consistency in size

One of the things you will love about using your muffin tin to make your deep dish pizza is how easy they are to serve. These pizza cupcakes are still the perfect handheld meal that can be eaten on the go or served on a lovely platter for a dinner party. They also have the added bonus of everyone getting the same size serving, so no kid fights over who gets the larger slice of za.

Pizza made in a muffin tin is also going to cook faster than a full-size pizza. You can expect to have your individual deep dish pizzas out of the oven and ready to sink your teeth into within 15 minutes. And if you want to make some to snack on for after-school studying or late-night munchies, your muffin tin pizzas' quality will last for about four days.

You can even freeze them for up to three months before reheating them in a 400-degree Fahrenheit oven for about seven minutes.