Our friends are dying to meet our baby girl Unieka. Since we know planning ahead is a luxury, we just have to be more flexible and make last minute decisions. So the good old dinner party becomes a morning tea. This is a much better time for bubbas to be social and also for mommy 🙂
Of course, when it comes to a short notice visit, cooking is the last thing I have in mind. So everything has to be super simple… I mean it! Nothing fancy but it also has to be delicious!
Finger food starts to become my favourite choice nowadays and after some digging and experimenting (on my dear hubby and folks), I know what to do in a very short time frame using my limited energy after breastfeeding.
You always feel lucky to have good bunch of friends when they come to your house with food supply and insist keeping them for ourselves, and WE DO FEEL SUPER LUCKY! Now our freezer is filled with homemade pizza dough, lasagne and yummy sweets. However, this also means I have to put some food on the table. One thing came up in my head is mini party pizzas!
Mini Party Pizzas with Puff Pastry: The Ultimate Finger Food
Do you have a party coming up and want to impress your guests with some delicious finger food? Look no further than these mini party pizzas made with puff pastry. These bite-sized pizzas are not only super easy to make, but they are also incredibly versatile. You can customize them with any toppings you like, making them perfect for any occasion.
In this post, we will be sharing our recipe for these mini party pizzas. But first, let’s talk about why they are the ultimate finger food.
Versatile and Easy to Eat
One of the best things about mini party pizzas is how versatile they are. You can top them with anything from classic pizza toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms, to more unique combinations like prosciutto and goat cheese or BBQ chicken and red onion. The possibilities are endless!
Additionally, because they are bite-sized and easy to eat in one or two bites, they’re perfect for parties where people may be standing around chatting and don’t want to commit to a full slice of pizza.
Made with Puff Pastry for a Flaky Crust
The best thing about using puff pastry as the base for these mini party pizzas is that it creates an incredibly flaky crust that tastes amazing. Not only does it add another layer of flavor and texture to your pizza bites, but it’s also very forgiving if you don’t get the shape exactly right.
Using puff pastry also makes these mini party pizzas a lot quicker to make than traditional pizza dough. No need to wait hours for the dough to rise when you can just pop some pre-made puff pastry in the oven!
Easy Customization Options
When it comes to adding toppings to your mini party pizzas, the options are truly limitless. You can go classic with pepperoni and mozzarella or experiment with your favorite non-traditional toppings like spinach, feta cheese, artichoke hearts, or even mashed potato and bacon.
One of the best things about using puff pastry as your base is that you don’t need a pizza sauce; any sauce or condiment can be spread on top of puff pastry to create a flavorful base for your toppings. Plus, you don’t even need to make sure the toppings are perfectly centered, since they will puff up a bit in the oven and cover more surface area on their own.
Get ready to impress your friends and family with these delicious mini party pizzas. Let’s get started! Check out our recipe below.
Mini Party Pizzas FAQs
What are mini party pizzas?
Mini party pizzas are small-sized pizzas that are perfect for serving at parties, as appetizers, or as a snack. They are usually made using pre-made pizza crusts or dough, and topped with a variety of toppings such as sauce, cheese, vegetables, and meats.
Can I make mini party pizzas ahead of time?
Yes, you can make mini party pizzas ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the mini pizzas on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through.
How can I make mini party pizzas healthier?
To make mini party pizzas healthier, you can use whole wheat or cauliflower pizza crusts, and add more vegetables as toppings. You can also use low-fat cheese or vegan cheese as a substitute.
Mini Party PizzasCourse: SnacksCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
2 Puff pastry sheets
Vegetable Oil (to spray the muffin pan)
100 g Twiggy Salami sticks
100 g Pizza cheese (mozzarella/ parmesan / cheddar combo)
150 ml Pizza Sauce
1 pinch Dried Basil (based on taste)
1 pinch Dried Oregano (based on taste)
- Heat up the oven at 200 degrees
- Spray the muffin pan and put it aside; I used a 24 mini muffin pan
- Cut each square puff pastry sheet into 16 small squares (total of 32)
- Cut up the salami sticks into 5 mm thick pieces
- Put the small squares of puff pastry in to the muffin pan and press them down to form a pie shape cup
- Fill each cup with a tea spoon of tomato sauce.
- Add 2-3 pieces of salami in each cup and top it with some pizza cheese
- Sprinkle a pinch of dry basil and oregano on top of the cheese
- Put them into oven and bake them for 15 minutes