Sometimes the best dishes come from blending your favorite ones together. How does the idea of a savory, crispy crust of a chicken pot pie and the tomato sauce and cheesy goodness of pizzas sound to you? It makes our tummies rumble just from the thought of this deliciousness on the dining table. Susan of ourfamilyeats.com must’ve had the same thoughts when her family got together for this recipe. And the best part? No fighting over what toppings to order!

Pizza Pot Pies (serves eight)

Ingredients:
One container pizza dough, either from the deli or the refrigerated section
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
4 cups mozzarella cheese (you can use less, Susan likes hers really cheesy)
Olive oil
Your favorite Pizza Toppings (For this version she used pepperoni, sauteed mushrooms, and green olives)

Method: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Roll out pizza dough and let rest 3 minutes, then stretch it out again. It should be between 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 6-8 pieces, equally sized.
  3. In the bottom of each ramekin, place approximately 1/2 cup of the spaghetti sauce.
  4. Place your favorite pizza topping on top of the sauce. You can add as much as you like, but leave about a 1/4″ of space at the top to avoid bubbling over.
  5. Cover each ramekin with mozzarella cheese. Place each piece of dough on top of cheese, spreading or pinching as needed to get it to fit inside the baking dish.
  6. Brush each crust with about 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil.
  7. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.  Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your crust.

Susan Schuman is a working mom with two small kids and a hungry husband. She writes Our Family Eats to share ideas for fun, wholesome meals that anyone can fit into their hectic schedule.  You can connect with Susan on Twitter @ourfamilyeats.