Introduction: Personal Pizza Pot Pie

I always try to make food different and fun for my kids.  Today I came up with the personal pizza pot pie.  It takes about a half hour from start to finish and the kids can help.

Step 1: The Bottom

I bought 3 pot pie disposable pans for $2.  Rub some butter or margarine into the pan.  Roll out the dough on a floured surface and drop it into the pan.  Give it a bit of pizza sauce and spread it around .  Lay in some cheese and we have the bottom done!

Step 2: The Middle

My kids like Hawaiian pizza so so placed in a ring of pineapple, a slice of ham ripped up, then another layer of pineapple and ham, then more cheese.  Feel free to mix it up and put whatever ingredients you want into it.  I added sausage, mushrooms and onion to mine.

Step 3: The Top

Roll out another piece of dough and place it on top like a pie shell lid.  Pinch the lid and the base together around the pan.  Then I take the flat of a knife and rub it against the edge of the pan to sever off the extra dough.  Poke a few holes in it with a knife to allow steam to escape and then put a layer of sauce and a layer of cheese on it.

Step 4: The Cooking

I preheat the over to 350 degrees.  I have no idea how long it takes to cook.  I just keep impatiently opening the oven door to look at it and I know it is done when the crust around the edges is starting to go a nice golden brown.  By cooking it at this low temperature the heat has time to get inside to melt the cheese.

Enjoy!

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jackthursby (author)2013-12-03

for gods sakes man ! put a top on it, i can see its filling!

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gn0stik (author)jackthursby2013-12-05

There is a top on it.

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jackthursby (author)gn0stik2013-12-05

proper pies have pastry tops on them. i dont know, each to there own. if you like tawdry page 3 pies thats your biz.... pervert.

Jack thursby
editor and chief
Pie Times, lifestyle magazines

P.s . just to be clear, I jest. im going to try making some now. but with a top, im not a heathen https://www.instructables.com/id/Bacon-and-Egg-Pie/

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PaganRaven (author)jackthursby2015-02-07

You say "heathen" like it's a bad thing?! Polish your glasses, Gramps. His pies DO have a top on them! LOL Blessed Be )O(

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jackthursby (author)PaganRaven2015-02-08

Sure, if you count a 1/4cup of cheese as garnish ? Which i dont . everything needs to be inside the pastry envolpe to be a pie

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crazyjack24 (author)2014-11-10

I just made this, froze the 2 extra ones. I used pineapple, ham, salami, mushrooms and olives. Mine didn't hold as well, but probably because I didn't use homemade dough.

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crazyjack24 (author)crazyjack242014-11-10

Plus I forgot to butter the tins, but it still tasted pretty awesome!

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veruca_salt890 (author)2013-12-08

These look so delicious! I, too, love hawaiian pizza but your's looks good too! Thank you.

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grt57 (author)2013-12-08

I can't wait to try this with "Homemade Cheez-Its" dough!

https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Cheez-Its/

I've done a baked "ravioli" with pizza stuffings, using this dough... that was yummy... but this may be better yet!

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HollyHarken (author)2013-12-05

Oh Yummy!!! I love white pizza with chicken, garlic, & brocolli. I'm going to have to give this a try! MMMMMM :)

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truliwicked (author)2013-12-04

I love it! Any way I can eat pizza is a winner with me.

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crazyjack24 (author)2013-12-03

I really love this idea! I can't really tell, so what are the diameter and height of the pans, or how much fluid do they hold?

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dave spencer (author)crazyjack242013-12-04

They are sold as pot pie tins. I would hazard a guess at 4 inches in diameter by 1- 3/4 inches high. Doesn't matter though. I have made them in a pie tin before.

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KLester78 (author)2013-12-03

Great Tutorial. I make pot pies all the time with leftovers. Never once thought of making a Pizza one. I'm so going to do that for tomorrow's dinner.

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craftyv (author)2013-12-03

Great idea and so easy to get the kids involved to choose their own toppings. They are similar to a Quiche so quiche recipes would give clues re-temprature. Another way is to use buttered bread (face down) to line the tins. We like Bacon and eggs done this way. Good job.

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Klappstuhl (author)2013-12-03

I hope my local pizzeria picks this idea up!

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meatpixel256 (author)2013-12-03

What dough did you use? Did you make it yourself or is it a mix?

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My grocery store has a lump of pizza dough in a bag for under $2. Hard to beat that.

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psycophonic (author)2013-12-01

Mmmmm..... must try this for work. Do you think you can cook these tyen stash tgem for later microwaving? If so, how long do you think it would last?

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-11-29

Gives deep dish a whole new meaning!

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treenail (author)2013-11-29

Good timing! I'm going grocery shopping in a little while.

When I make pizza I always put a cookie sheet or foil below to catch the burbles that might ooze out.

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