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Miniature Pizzas That Kids Love

What you need: 

pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
vegan pizza sauce or pasta sauce (or whatever kind of sauce you like on your pizza)
mozzarella style cheese substitute
desired toppings, finely chopped or grated
olive oil (to grease pan, if necessary)

What you do: 

I especially like to make this recipe using a muffin pan. Howe'ver, you can use a cookie pan or pizza pan instead. If you use a muffin pan, these pizzas are like mini deep-dish pizzas...mmm!
If your pan isn't non-stick, oil it lightly with olive oil. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Roll out the pizza dough to about 1/4 thickness. If you are using a muffin pan, find a biscuit cutter, cup, shot glass, etc. that is slightly larger in diameter than the muffin openings, and use it to cut the dough into circles. Pat each dough circle into a section of the muffin pan so that some of the dough begins to creep up the side of the muffin opening.
If you are not using a muffin pan, then use a biscuit cutter (or whatever kind of make-shift cutter you have on hand) to cut the dough, and place the dough circles on your pan, remembering to leave a little space between them because they increase in volume slightly during cooking.
Next, cover each mini pizza with sauce, whatever toppings you like, and cheese substitute. Then sprinkle a little oregano on top.
Put mini pizzas into the oven, and cook until cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Remove from oven, and slip pizzas out of cooking pan and onto a plate or serving tray. Enjoy! My children love to eat these pizzas during jogger stroller walks, and they (the pizzas, not the children) make great hors doevres, too!

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how clever!

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