Mini Pizza Party

Stuck inside on a rainy afternoon with nothing to do?  Host a mini pizza party for your friends!

I recently hosted a group of friends in the Baking Steel test kitchen.  I got to share a few of my favorite pizza recipes while showing off the power of the Baking Steel. If you know me at all, you know I love pizza...I can't get enough!  When I have guests, I love to mix it up -to show how versatile pizza can be.  Mini or personalized pizza's are a fun way to satisfy everyone's pizza cravings. Typically, I make 250 grams dough balls but in this case, I cut that in half so that each dough ball weighed 125 grams. Each pie can be tailored to your guests' specific tastes or dietary requirements.  

For this lunch, I added the challenge of making all five pizzas at one time so we could all enjoy our meal together (Mantra to self-speed is my friend)! This requires a steady hand on the launch and a bit of time management, but also allows your guests to join in the fun of topping their own pie.   So get your Mis en Place ready and create some mini pizza love!  


You can make any of your favorite combinations.  You need to rock the house and have everything prepped up before you stretch out your dough.  This process is super fast, because you are launching all of the mini's at the same time (which also means they are all coming out of the oven at the same time, so be prepared).  I actually mapped out a strategy with pencil and paper.  I didn't want to miss a beat.


1. Preheat your oven at 500 F with your Baking Steel on the top rack for one hour.

2. Pull the pizza dough out of the fridge and weigh 5 portions at 125 grams each.  If you don't have a scale, divide a traditional dough ball in half. These babies are small.

3. Stretch each dough by hand and place on a generously floured work surface.  This will keep the dough from sticking.

4. Lubricate your pizza peel or place all the doughs on parchment.  This is where you need to work fast, begin topping each of your pizza's.  You may want to use two peels, 3 on 1 and 2 on the other.  

5. If using your peel, launch the pizza's on your steel.  If using two peels, be sure to strategically place on steel so all 5 will fit on steel.  Be careful and work quickly, we don't want too much heat to escape.

6. Bake for 4 minutes on convection bake, then switch to broil for remaining 2 minutes.  Remove from oven.

7. Garnish if needed, slice and serve.

Mini Pizza's
hand stretched pizza dough
mini pizza's
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