FoodHealthy mini pizzas: A party favorite with a protein boost

Healthy mini pizzas: A party favorite with a protein boost

Mini pizzas
Mini pizzas
Images source: © Adobe Stock | Zbigniew Lewczak

5:19 PM EDT, May 22, 2024

Mini pizzas are a hit at parties, and they never return home when I pack them for lunch. Since I learned the lighter version of the recipe, I bake mini pizzas at least once weekly. They disappear down to the last crumb.

I don't know anyone who doesn't love pizza, even in mini form. When I serve them as a snack at gatherings with friends, hands immediately shoot up for a little bun. I replace a significant portion of the flour with cottage cheese, making them a healthier, protein-packed snack. This recipe can't fail.

Mini pizzas with cottage cheese

No waiting for the dough to rise, no long kneading, and no long waits. You'll make these express mini pizzas in no time. They'll disappear from plates even faster – I don't know anyone who wouldn't like them. Cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein, making the dish lighter and suitable even for those on a diet.

Mini pizzas - Deliciousness
Mini pizzas - Deliciousness© Getty Images | KJoyMcKean

You can choose the toppings as you like. Chopped vegetables, deli meat, or chicken work well here, and cheese is necessary.


  • 7 oz cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 oz light spelt or wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Seasonings: salt, pepper, basil, oregano, garlic


  • 3 oz tomato passata
  • 1.5 oz ham
  • 1.5 oz red bell pepper
  • 2 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 1.5 oz onion
  • chives


  1. Mix the cottage cheese with eggs, flour, baking powder, and seasonings in a bowl.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Form the mini pizzas out of the prepared mixture on the parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 375°F for about 15 minutes.
  5. When the bases are slightly baked, remove them from the oven. Spread with passata or tomato sauce, and add your favorite toppings, such as bell pepper, ham, or onion.
  6. Sprinkle with grated cheese and put back in the oven for another 6-7 minutes.

Decorate the ready mini pizzas with chopped chives. Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!

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