When my son was a toddler, one of his favorite foods to eat was pepperoni pizza cups. Thankfully at the time, I could easily make these with prepared pizza dough.
They were always a hit with him and super easy to make.
I would make batches of them and then put them in his lunch when he was in preschool as well. Then, about a year ago, he had to start eating gluten-free.
That meant my easy recipe got just a little bit more time consuming because I had to make the pizza dough.
Thankfully, over the years I have found a great pizza dough recipe that works perfectly with a simple swap of flours. I swap out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free version.
I decided recently to test the water again with these pizza cups to see if the gluten-free version would work.
Guess what? It did! My son was absolutely ecstatic to see his favorite food grace his lunchbox yet again. Plus, a bonus it didn’t make his stomach hurt either.
The pizza cups can be filled with any toppings you prefer. I do a layer of pizza sauce, with a sliced pepperoni, and cheese.
We also have done these with sausage and cheese. Not only are they good for traditional pizza toppings but they can be made into breakfast pizza cups too.
These are perfect to make on a Sunday and use them throughout the week for lunch. I have found that kids never seem to get tired of pizza, adults rarely do either!
Now, I have a great go-to recipe for these pizza cups with gluten-free dough. My daughter even enjoyed them too.
That’s a win in my book because I gave birth to two very picky eaters.
Are you ready for a tasty individual serving size pizza? It’s time to make these!
Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe
- 2 Active Dry Yeast
- 1.25 Warm Water
- 1 Olive Oil
- 3 All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour
- 1.25 Salt
- Pizza Sauce
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Or Italian cheese
- Begin by making the pizza crust. In a small bowl combine the yeast, warm water, and olive oil.
- Whisk this together until it gets foamy.
- Pour the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, a stand mixer works the best for this.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well with a dough hook.
- If needed add more water if the dough is not sticking together well. Remember this dough will be very sticky.
- Cover and let this rest for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Prepare 2 muffin-baking pans; spray them with non-stick cooking spray.
- Once the dough has rested, remove and knead, use additional flour if needed too, so that it does not stick to your hands.
- Pull off or cut rectangular portions of the crust to shape and fit in the muffin tins. There should just be a small amount of dough hanging over the top of the muffin tin.
- Continue for the remaining dough; place the muffin tins in the oven for about 10 minutes for the dough to set.
- Remove from the oven carefully and add your toppings.
- Once the toppings are added, bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.
- Let them cool for 5 minutes and carefully remove.