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Make ahead veggie pizza cups for back to school lunch

Veggie Pizza Cups

Mini pizza cup pies with spinach, mushrooms, and a homemade pizza sofrito sauce.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 pcs
Author Stephanie Chavez


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white onion, chopped
  • 4 roma tomatoes, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 8oz package white mushrooms, stems removed, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup spinach, chopped
  • 3 Flatout Flatbread pizza crusts


  1. In a medium pan, heat olive oil over medium heat and saute onions with tomato for 3-5 minutes. Add garlic salt and dried oregano; stir well. Add half a cup of water; stir well again and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes uncovered or until the liquid has reduced by at least half. Turn off the heat, let the sofrito cool while you clean and chop the spinach and mushrooms.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. When you’re done chopping and prepping the rest of the ingredients, puree the sofrito.
  3. Lay out a pizza flatbread and start building a pizza as you normally would. Start by spreading a thin layer of the sauce on the pizza crust, then top with 1/3 of the shredded cheese, then 1/3 each of the remaining ingredients. Cut pizza into eight equally sized squares with a pizza cutter.
  4. Spray two mini muffin pans with an oil spray to help keep the veggie pizza cups from sticking when you bake them.
  5. Pick up one square at a time by holding up the corners and gently press the bottom part into the mini muffin cups.
  6. Bake them in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let them rest for a couple minutes then remove them from the muffin pan with a small flat butter knife or spoon and let them cool another 3-5 minutes.

Recipe Notes

You will need two mini muffin pans for this recipe.
For each (12 cup) muffin pan, you will need one and a half pizza crusts.
Also, they might still stick a little because the cheese does tend to seep out, but don’t worry, they will firm up once they start cooling.