Cold pizza in the lunchbox is the most awesome lunch ever according to my kids and these Lunchbox Mini Pizzas are perfect for having in the freezer so they can have an awesome lunch any time! Made with a simple yoghurt dough, they are quick and easy to make and only need 6 basic ingredients. Make a big batch in under 25 minutes! They even contain a veggie- zucchini that we call green cheese. Lunchbox Mini Pizzas are set to become a lunchbox favourite for you (and the kids!).
Why you're going to love this recipe
Delicious hot or cold, pizza is the most awesome food! You can top it however you want and make it to suit everyone. I like to make it myself because then it has no nasties and because then I can hide some green cheese (zucchini) in it too. Making them mini for the lunchbox means we can always have pizza ready to go!
- quick and easy to make
- no dough rising
- easy recipe
- change the toppings to suit
- freezer friendly and perfect for lunches
- defrost easily by lunchtime
- great for at home lunches too
- perfect hot or cold
- easy to make big or small, you don't have to use cutters!
What goes into the recipe
- greek yoghurt- I make my own (DIY yoghurt) and it is quick and easy to make. If you don't it's worth giving it a try, it's literally a 5 minute hands on process. Otherwise, the Greek Style Yoghurt you can get at the supermarket or any natural pot set yoghurt.
- self raising flour- this is flour with the rising agent (baking powder) included. If you don't have self raising flour, you can add 2 tsps of baking powder per cup
- prosciutto- if you prefer, this can be swapped for ham, bacon, even cooked chicken
- zucchini- we call it green cheese! It pretty much melts down with the cheese and becomes barely noticeable.
- tomato paste- is perfect for this recipe, you don't need a lot- only 2 tbsps will cover them all!
How to make this recipe
- Combine the yoghurt and self raising flour in a large bowl (or the bowl of your mixer!)
- Mix until a cohesive dough is formed.
- Pour out onto a lightly floured surface.
- roll out to 5mm thick
- Cut using cutters if you like, or just cut into squares or rounds.
- Brush with tomato paste/pizza sauce.
- Top with prosciutto.
- Add grated zucchini
- Top with cheese.
- Bake for 12 minutes at 200 degrees celsius or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
Expert Tips and FAQs
Using yoghurt dough in these mini pizzas means that you don't need to wait for the dough to rise. The rising agent: self raising flour interacts with the acid in the yoghurt and produces a light, easy to manage dough that works really well for these mini pizzas.
Simple! Freeze until solid on a tray and then transfer to a container. They defrost well in the lunchbox, no need to defrost in the fridge!
It's the brand new Yumbox Presto, it has a stainless steel tray and combination silicone, hard plastic top. You can get one here, from Mini Hippo (affiliate link).
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Lunchbox Mini Pizzas
- 1 cup greek yoghurt (I make my own)
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 2 tbsps tomato paste or leftover pasta sauce
- ½ zucchini finely grated
- 5 slices prosciutto cut into slivers
- 1.5 cups grated cheese i grated some cheddar
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius. (392F)
- Combine the yoghurt and flour in the bowl of a mixer and mix until a dough forms. (You can also do this by hand for about 5 minutes)
- Tip onto a floured board and roll out (I rolled mine to 30 by 50 cms).
- Cut the shapes you want from the dough. Large cutters that are wide work best.
- Transfer onto a lined oven tray then top with tomato paste/ pasta sauce.
- Add the prosciutto.
- Next top with the zucchini.
- Cover with cheese.
- Re-roll the rest of the dough and make another lot!
- Bake for 12 minutes at 200 degrees celsius (392F).
- ham and pineapple
- salami and veggies
- ham and zucchini
- cooked chicken
This post was originally published in November 2015, redone in 2018 and has been republished with new photos, new process shots and a video on November 23, 2021.