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Pizza Pot Pies Recipe – How to Make it in 9 Simple Steps

Looking for a kid friendly recipe to create with the kids at their next sleepover party? This recipe for Pizza Pot Pies will be a favorite. With layers of pizza toppings and covered with pastry crust, this recipe is a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen.

This is a portion of a pizza pot pie on a plate.

When you host a kids’ party in your home, finding activities that are enjoyable for a group can sometimes be challenging. One thing that most kids like is cooking. Whether you are baking a batch of cookies or decorating cupcakes, kids love making something delicious themselves. When the food is a favorite flavor, that makes it even better.

These Pizza Pot Pies are created in individually sized ramekins. Creating the pizzas in the ramekins is a lot less messy than giving each kid their own individually sized pizza crust. Additionally, you can bake all of the ramekins at the same time by placing them all on a baking sheet and sliding them into the oven. The kids can help clean up the kitchen mess while you wait for the Pizza Pot Pies to bake.

This is a portion of a pizza pot pie on a plate.

Pizza Pot Pies Recipe

April Freeman
Are you looking for a recipe for the kids to create and enjoy? Our recipe for Pizza Pot Pies has all of the flavors of a traditional pizza recipe, but it is created in individually sized pot pies. With layers of pizza toppings and covered with a pastry crust, this recipe is a fun and interesting twist on a traditional pizza. With this recipe, you can combine the comfort food flavor of your favorite pot pie with the junk food appeal of a pizza!
Prep Time 20 mins
Baking Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 Pizza Pot Pies


  • Medium-Sized Bowl
  • Pastry blender
  • Rolling Pin
  • Six One-Cup Ramekins
  • Baking Sheet


Ingredients for the Crust

  • cup Shortening
  • 2 cups Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Iced Water

Ingredients for Assembling the Pot Pies

  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • 15 ounces Pizza Sauce from a Jar Divided into twelve
  • 1 cup Diced Ham
  • 1 package Sliced Pepperoni
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage cooked, chopped, and drained
  • Other Pizza Topping Ingredients like diced bell peppers, olives, onions, etc.


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Measure the shortening into the bowl and cut it into the flour mixture with a fork or a pastry blender. Add about half of the water, holding the ice back with your fingers. Stir with a fork, just until the water is mixed in. Add some of the rest of the water a little at a time, stirring gently after each splash of water. Once the dough starts to stick together and all of the flour is moistened, stop adding water and use your hands to gather and press the dough into a ball.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press it into a disk. Roll the dough into a large circle with a rolling pin.
  • Prepare six one-cup ramekins by spraying them lightly with cooking spray. Put two tablespoons of the pizza sauce in the bottom of each ramekin.
  • Add a spoonful of ham to each one, three pepperonis, and a spoonful of Italian sausage. Top this with a sprinkle of cheese. Add another two tablespoons of pizza sauce and layer the pizza toppings in the ramekin, repeating until the cups are filled. You should end up with a layer of cheese on the very top.
  • Turn to the dough and cut circles of the pastry dough slightly larger than the diameter of the ramekins. Top each ramekin with a circle of dough. Add a sprinkle of cheese and a few pepperonis to the top of each pot pie.
    The dough is flattened and cut into small discs.
  • Place all of the ramekins on a baking sheet so that you can easily remove them from the oven. Bake the pizza pot pies in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the top is browned.
  • Let the ramekins sit on the pan for five to ten minutes. The ramekins will cool enough to be eaten after about ten minutes but be careful in handling them so that you don’t burn yourself.
  • Let the pot pies cool completely, and then you can store leftover pizza pot pies covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to five days.
    A batch of six pizza pot pies freshly baked.


Our recipe calls for several traditional pizza toppings. You do not necessarily have to stick to this list, however. If there are other toppings that you like, feel free to make substitutions. You can be creative by switching out other meats and cheeses for what is suggested.
Additionally, you do not have to make the top crust from scratch. If that sounds daunting to you, or you do not have time to make it, you can purchase a premade pie crust in the dairy department of your local grocery store.
These pot pies are perfect for make-ahead lunches. Assemble the ramekins all the way up until the point in the recipe where you have to bake them. At this point, you can cover each individual ramekin with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and put them in the refrigerator.
Later in the week when you are ready to eat them, just preheat the oven and proceed as directed in the recipe. Because this recipe makes six-pot pies, if you are only serving two or three people at first, you can bake only as many pot pies as you need for dinner and save the others in the refrigerator for later on in the week.
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