If you’ve been following for long, you know that I have a slight obsession for all things that are mini. Mini skillets, mini pies, mini tacos – but my absolute favorite small food has to be mini pizzas. They’re quick and easy to make and a fun way to try lots of different toppings. These would be great for a summer party – you could even toss these little guys on the grill if you don’t want to heat up your house.
The first step to your mini pizza party is mini naan – I buy Stonefire Mini Naan all the time – they’re easy to keep on hand in the freezer, especially for last-minute pizza cravings. Bake them, toast them, grill ’em… you get the idea.
Choose a bunch of toppings: I went with a mix of classic pizza toppings (mozzarella, tomatoes, pesto), and few that are a little unexpected (blackberries, poblanos, pepitas and grilled corn). I mixed a little smoked paprika with the tomatoes, and a drizzle of balsamic with the blackberries… my basic rule of thumb is to pair flavors that contrast each other – balancing ingredients that are sweet, salty, smoky, tangy, etc.
Whenever I do a post with multiple options, I hate to pick favorites. These were all quite tasty but Jack and I decided that there was one clear winner: the grilled poblano, corn and pepita pizza, dolloped with a little bit of kale pepita pesto. It’s a little spicy, but not too spicy… a little sweet because of the corn, a little smoky from the grill flavor. I’m starving just talking about it again!
Mix & Match Mini Pizzas
- 8 Stonefire Mini Naan
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling at the end
- Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika (mix with the tomatoes)
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- a good slather of Kale Pepita Pesto (recipe below)
- fresh mozzarella slices, 2-3 pieces per mini pizza
- 1 large poblano, grilled, deseeded and sliced into thin strips
- 1 ear fresh corn, grilled and kernels cut off the cob
- 2 tablespoons pepitas
- dollops of Kale Pepita Pesto, after baking (recipe below)
- fresh mozzarella slices, 2-3 pieces per mini pizza
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ¼ cup blackberries, lightly crushed
- drizzle of balsamic vinegar
- a few leaves of fresh mint
- a few leaves of arugula
- ½ cup pepitas
- 1 small garlic clove
- 2 packed cups baby kale (or mix of kale and basil)
- Juice and zest of 1 small lemon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon dijon mustard
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, more as needed
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional to offset bitterness)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (or heat an outdoor grill).
- Make the pesto by pulsing the pepitas and garlic together in a food processor. Next add the baby kale and pulse again. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, cumin, dijon mustard and a few pinches of salt and freshly ground pepper. Pulse again, then with the food processor running, add the olive oil until the pesto emulsifies. Taste and season with more salt and pepper as desired. If your pesto is a little bitter from the kale, add a little bit of honey or maple syrup to balance the flavors.
- Assemble naan pizzas with toppings of your choice, be sure to add the mint and arugula after your pizzas are done baking. Bake for 12-18 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Drizzle with olive oil if you like and dig in!
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Delicious!!! Love the idea!
I love these mini pizzas! Would be really fun to serve this combo at a party! Great recipe as usual!!
I love them! I will try my best to make them
I love a good pizza but would never have thought to create mini pizzas of different flavours…these look incredible and will have to give it a go 🙂
The Blackberry feta pizza looks really nice!
Love this as a party idea! Especially the blackberries – very creative and summery 🙂
It’s so clever that you put these on mini naan! I’m going to try the poblano/ corn one for my friend’s sweet 16!
I used your pizza menu as inspiration for and Arts & Crafts build your own pizza party … we had a blast ,happy faces pizzas appeared with watchful eyes we claimed our pizza’s spot on the BBQ. I decided to marked my pizza’s with slices of cooked new potato. We added grilled green onions and grilled cherry tomatoes on the vine the creativity was flowing, so much fun as well as delicious & nutritious.
thank you 🙂
These mini pizzas are to die for! I love how beautiful they are and I’m very sure they taste fantastic as well. Great tips on how to pair flavors, adding those with contrasting texture also works.
this is such a good and delicious idea !!!
such a different and cool option for dinner!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing!! xoxo
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I love these mini pizzas! Would be really fun to serve this combo at a party! Great recipe (and photos) as usual!!
I love mini pizzas! This would make a fun party idea.
Jeanine – I’ve been following you for a few months now, and I just wanted to comment and say thank you! Making yummy meatless/vegetarian meals (that are also filling!) has always been a struggle for me, but your recipes are always SO flavorful and delicious! I love pizza, so I can’t wait to try this out. Again, thank you so much for sharing your recipes with the world. You’re awesome. <3
Hi Sami – I’m SO happy to hear that!! Thanks for commenting!
I love all your mini recipes! Especially this one because it means not having to pick just one flavor for pizza night – a little of each pretty please! 😉
oh my these sound delicious!!! Love the idea!
I love Naan, do they make the minis in whole wheat or whole grain?
Thanks! The mini’s aren’t but their regular-sized whole wheat naan is delicious – you could cut them in half and they’d be a similar size…
Fantastic idea!!!!!! Thank you! I will look for them!
grilled poblano, corn and pepitas sounds so good!
So smart! can’t wait to try. 🙂