Mini Pizza Appetizers (Mini Margherita Pizzas)

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Mini pizzas are the perfect appetizer for tailgating, game day, or any casual gathering! These pizza appetizers made with tortillas are so easy, fun, and yummy. We made margherita pizzas and loaded them with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.

mini pizzas arranged on a baking rack

Mini Pizzas for Appetizers

Fall is here which means we’re gearing up for game days and tailgating around here. There’s nothing I love more than an excuse to eat tons of appetizers, and this is the ultimate excuse.

I always have plenty of game day appetizers on hand, but my new favorite are these mini pizzas! They’re made with tortillas and baked, so they come out of the oven super crispy and delicious.

We went with the classic margherita pizza toppings because you just can’t go wrong with something simple. Cheese, tomatoes, basil, done. But you could easily follow the same directions and use whatever toppings you like.

How to Make Mini Pizzas with Tortillas

These pizza appetizers are super easy to make. Just 5 ingredients and about 15 minutes to make these babies and you’re good to go!

  1. We’re using those large burrito-size tortillas to make smaller tortillas that will become our pizza crusts. Use the bottom of a can or glass to make “cut-outs” and create 12 crusts. 
  2. Spray a cupcake tin with non-stick spray and place each tortilla in a separate cup.
  3. Place marinara, mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil on each tortilla.
  4. Cook for 10-12 minutes at 450°F (oven should be preheated).

So simple, and everyone will devour these! 

Be sure to check the printable recipe card below for the full ingredients and instructions.

plate of tortillas covered in cheese, sauce, and tomatoes

small margherita pizzas on a baking rack

mini pizzas on a baking rack

Margherita Pizza & Other Toppings

You really can’t beat a classic margherita pizza! Mozzarella, diced tomatoes, and basil make the most delicious combination for true Italian-inspired appetizer. I think the crunchiness of the tortilla pizza crust really adds an extra kick to the flavors.

Of course, you can change the type of pizza and use any toppings you like for your pizza appetizers. Follow the same steps, but change out the ingredients. This is a great way to use up random ingredients you have sitting around, because everything tastes good in the form of pizza!

Mini Pizza Topping Ideas:

  • Meat Lovers: sausage, pepperoni, beef
  • Veggie: diced onion, olives, diced peppers
  • Chicken: shredded chicken, alfredo/white sauce, garlic

I recommend keeping ingredients to maybe 2-3 tops in addition to the cheese and sauce. These pizzas are small, so you want to make sure there’s room for everything. Although I’m not opposed to piling them high with everything if you’re prepared to make a mess when you chow down (you gotta do what you gotta do).

How to Save Leftovers

These Mini Margherita Pizzas are so yummy served straight out of the oven. They are so hot and melty and crispy…yum!

But let me tell you, they are just as delicious when served cold! So if you have leftovers, be sure to save them and sneak back into the fridge for a snack, no reheating necessary.

Store leftover pizzas in an airtight container, and if you do want to reheat them, you can easily do so in the microwave. If you want to retain the ultimate crunchiness of the tortilla, pop them back in the oven for a few short minutes at 400°F.

This would be a good way to make them ahead of time if you are having a larger party.

a plate of mini pizzas made with tortillas

I hope you love these little pizzas! They are so fun to serve to guests, and kids will especially love them. They seem to enjoy eating anything mini, and I really can’t blame them. The cuter the food, the more fun it is to eat, right?

Check the recipe card for more details on How to Make Mini Pizzas. Enjoy!

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