Canned Biscuits Are An Easy Option For Quick Mini Pizzas

Step aside, English muffin pizzas. There's a new sheriff in town, and its name is "canned biscuit pizzas." Shaking in your cowboy boots? You should be (with excitement, that is).

Refrigerated biscuit dough is the flaky, buttery secret ingredient your mini pizza game has been missing. It's an effortless way to whip up show-stopping low-key hors d'oeuvres for a football game, as a college dorm snack, or as a movie night smorgasbord. In the utilitarian sense, they're also a quick, easy, and cheap way to satisfy a pizza craving if you aren't hungry enough for an entire pie.

To do it, just crack open your can of biscuit dough and separate each round. Then, grab a rolling pin and flatten each biscuit into a personal pan pizza. Brush the dough with butter, olive oil, and a blend of your choice of herbs. Garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley, oregano, and red chili flakes are all killer options. Par-bake the dough for 10 minutes to help it cook fully and become structurally sound. Then, simply load up your mini pizzas with shredded cheese, pizza sauce, and whatever toppings your heart (and stomach) desires. Bake 'em on a cookie sheet at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes and you'll have a fun, kid-friendly dinner ready in under a half hour.

A dinner for all ages

On the culinary side of things, refrigerated biscuit dough is also much easier to manipulate than homemade pizza crust. We're all about a user-friendly dinner recipe, especially for novice bakers. Whereas finicky yeast dough needs to be kneaded and allowed to rise, zero prep is necessary with canned biscuits.

However you enjoy your mini biscuit dough pizzas, don't forget the most important part: getting creative. Swap the marinara for Alfredo sauce, pesto, or even barbecue. Try out different cheeses and add toppings like chopped onions, diced green bell pepper, black olives, crumbled sausage, mushrooms, canned pineapple, fresh basil, halved grape tomatoes, or chopped chives.

Complete the meal with garlic knots and a Caesar salad. For a kid-friendly side, put out some raw carrots, celery, cauliflower, and ranch dressing. For even greater ease, use jarred marinara sauce, and line the baking sheet with parchment paper for wicked easy cleanup. These pizzas also double as a fun school lunch the next day, like a DIY Lunchable. You could even host a pizza-making party and load a bunch of different personal-sized pies with different toppings to share with a crowd.