Animal-Shaped Mini Pies Make Pizza Night Even More Fun

Pizza's a win no matter what, but when you want to up the fun factor, turn your food into a friend! All you have to do is shape your dough and arrange your toppings to make these cute critter faces.

Animal Mini Pizzas

Level: Easy

Make Your Own Animal Pizzas!
How to Make Pizza Animals

What You Need

  • Pizza dough (buy it or make your own )
  • Kitchen shears
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cheese
  • Toppings


1. Roll out your pizza dough and use kitchen shears to shape it into your favorite animal.

Pro Tip

It's trickier to shape a bigger slab of dough, so opt for personal-sized pizzas.

2. Bake the naked crusts at 450 F for 4-5 minutes. In the meantime, prepare all your toppings. We used chopped olives and peppers, but the sky (or the fridge) is the limit!

Good to Know

Pre-baking helps set the shape of the crust, so they're easier to decorate.

3. Layer the sauce and cheese, then add the facial features. Don't worry about being too detailed — the eyes, ears and nose are most important.

4. Pop the pizzas back in the oven for another 4-6 minutes. If you plan to add any finishing touches with cheese, pull the pizzas back out, add the cheese and bake for 2-3 more minutes.

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Turn pizza night into game night with our family-friendly series, Pizza Revolution .

Lily, 13, loves to sing, dance and play the ukulele. She and her family regularly make mini pizzas together, but that's not gonna be much help as she spins the wheel; it's loaded with crazy toppings like sardines, pickles, snails and macaroni!

May 20, 2020
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