Mini Caprese Pizza

Mini Caprese Pizza is the perfect appetizer or easy dinner recipe. They’re made with simple ingredients that pack a punch of flavor.

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A traditional Caprese salad is a classic Italian dish made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. It’s popular for its simplicity and freshness. But let’s take this idea one step further and make it into delicious mini pizzas.

Why You’ll Love This Caprese Pizza Recipe

You’re going to love this recipe because it’s an easy recipe. It only has 5 ingredients but is very flavorful. They’re versatile and can be served as an appetizer, light dinner, or even a snack.

They’re perfect for parties, game nights, or just a casual night in with friends and family.

mini caprese pizza on a plate

What’s the Difference Between Margarita and Caprese Pizza?

There are two big differences between a traditional Margherita pizza and a Caprese pizza. Both use similar ingredients like mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, the main difference lies in the type of cheese used.

Margherita pizzas use shredded mozzarella while Caprese pizzas use sliced fresh mozzarella. Additionally, Caprese pizzas often have a drizzle of balsamic glaze or reduction, adding a slightly tangy and sweet element to the dish.

Specialty Ingredients

To make this Mini Caprese pizza, you’ll need a few specialty ingredients that might be hard to find in all grocery stores. Here are my Amazon affiliate links to the exact ingredients I use:

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How to Meal Prep Mini Caprese Pizzas

Mini Caprese Pizzas are a great recipe to meal prep ahead.

To prep ahead, I recommend making the recipe as is and then storing them in airtight containers in the fridge.

When you’re ready to eat, reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.

naan bread pizza on a plate

Menu Ideas

Here are my favorite recipes to serve with caprese pizza:

Appetizer: Charcuterie Board

Side Dish: Mediterranian Orzo Salad

Dessert: No Bake Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

If I’m serving this as an appetizer, I like to pair this with a heartier appetizer like meatball sliders or buffalo chicken pockets.

How to Store Leftovers

If you have leftover caprese pizza, I recommend storing them in the fridge for up to 5 days.

When you’re ready to eat, reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until it’s hot.

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Mini Caprese Pizza

mini naan pizzas on a white plate
Mini caprese pizza is the perfect dinner or appetizer! This simple recipe has all the yummy tastes of caprese pizza, packed into an easy to make bite size form.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 mini naan rounds
  • ½ cup pizza sauce or marinara
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup arugula
  • 3-4 basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp balsamic glaze
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Slice your cherry tomatoes.
  • Place your basil leaves on top of each other, roll them together and cut them thinly.
  • Place your mini naan rounds on a baking sheet and evenly divide the pizza sauce over the mini rounds.
  • Then evenly divide the shredded cheese, cherry tomatoes, and sliced basil over the mini pizzas.
  • Season with black pepper.
  • Place in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted and the edges reach your desired crust.
  • Top with balsamic glaze and arugula.

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