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The Meltiest, Cheesiest Pizza Pot Pie

Pizza pot pie on a serving platter
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Yields
3-4 servings

If you’re a pizza lover, Pizza Pot Pie is one trend you don’t want to miss. It’s a hack on deep dish pizza — you bake the pizza upside down, with the crust on top! This gives us a crispy crust with lots of melted cheese to enjoy.

I’m sharing my favourite way to make it here, but the beauty of this trend is that anything goes! Feel free to use any of your favourite toppings, just make sure to follow the easy sequence: cheese, toppings, sauce and finally the crust. You can’t go wrong.

Related: Easy, Cheesy Pizza Dip

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ingredients

Dough

2 ¼
tsp instant yeast
1
Tbsp sugar
1
cup warm water
1
Tbsp olive oil
1
tsp salt
2 ½-3
cups flour, plus more for dusting

Assembly

Butter for greasing
12-16
slices mozzarella cheese or any other variety you like. Do not use fresh mozzarella cheese
4-6
oz pepperoni
1
cup diced green pepper
6
oz cooked sausage
¼
cup pizza sauce
Fresh basil, to garnish
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directions

Notes

This recipe requires 3-4 ramekins, 3-5 inches in size. This recipe also requires 30 minutes resting time.

Ingredients for pizza pot pie
Step 1

For the dough, combine yeast, sugar and warm water in bowl. Let rest for 5 minutes until bubbles form. Add in oil and salt and give a mix. Slowly add in 2 ½ cups flour, mixing well with a wooden spoon or spatula. Mix until a ball forms.

Wet dough ingredients in a bowl
Step 2

Knead by hand on a floured surface or by using a stand mixer with a dough attachment until smooth. You may need to use the additional ½ cup flour till a smooth consistency is achieved.

Kneaded dough in a bowl
Step 3

Cover with a damp towel and let rise for 30 minutes. Once ready, divide dough into 3-4 portions and roll out. As ramekin sizes can vary, the amount of dough per pizza may vary as well.

Risen dough in a bowl
Step 4

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Butter ramekins well, making sure to come all the way up to the rim.

Three buttered ramekins
Step 5

Divide cheese slices in half. Layer 1-2 cheese slices on bottom of ramekin. Continue layering cheese vertically around ramekin until all sides are covered.

Cheese in ramekins
Step 6

Divide pepperoni, green peppers and sausage equally amongst ramekins. Top with tomato sauce.

Pizza ingredients in ramekins
Step 7

Cover the top of the ramekin with portioned out pizza dough. Stretch over top and let hang on the sides. Brush with oil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until dough is golden.

Ramekins topped with dough and being brushed with olive oil
Step 8

Carefully remove and invert onto a plate. Using a spoon, separate the now cooked dough from the ramekin. Lift the ramekin up — all the contents will immediately flip into the pizza crust.

Ramekin flipped upside down with pizza pot pie inside
Step 9

Top with basil and enjoy!

Bite being taken out of pizza pot pie

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