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Easy Homemade Pizzas with Premade Dough

If you enjoy a good herb-infused pizza crust, you are going to love my Easy Homemade Pizzas with Premade Dough. Follow along for this fun recipe.

Updated post from January 29, 2019

easy homemade pizzas with premade dough 2 shows a mini pizza on a red star plate


I love to make individual pizzas. They are just so much fun to prepare and eat, especially for little ones.

But for the most part, my experience has been making them with split English muffins. Those are pretty good, but they do not taste like pizza crust.

I also like the refrigerated pizza crust you get in a tube that you just unroll and bake. However, I thought it needed a little something. So I came up with this recipe.

Here is what makes this a great recipe:

  • By adding butter and spices to the crust, you get more of a pizzeria-style crust.
  • Have on-hand an assortment of toppings for everyone to make their own.
  • This recipe can be served as an appetizer, main course, snack or for game day.
  • This easy recipe requires 30 minutes of your time from start to finish.

To make this pizza with premade dough, you will need:

  • pizza crust – in the refrigerated section of the grocery store
  • pizza sauce – already prepared is easiest
  • sausage  I like Italian but you could use breakfast
  • pepperoni – mini or regular
  • mushrooms – I think canned or jarred actually are better than fresh for this recipe
  • cheese – any cheese you like on pizza–mozzarella, colby-jack, cheddar, etc.
  • butter – very soft
  • garlic powder
  • Italian spices – you can buy several spices in one container

easy homemade pizzas with premade dough 3.2.2 shows the ingredients used including crust, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, sauce, cheese, butter and spices

Come along as we make Easy Homemade Pizzas with Premade Dough

A full printable recipe is available in the recipe card toward the end of this post.

  1. To the very soft butter, mix in the spices.easy homemade pizzas with premade dough 4.2 shows infusing the butter with spices
  2. Unroll the crust and spread with the butter mixture.
  3. Reroll the crust and cut into 12 equal pieces.
  4. Using the heel of your hand, press each crust to form a 4″ round circle.
  5. Prebake the crusts for 5 minutes.
  6. Spoon on the pizza sauce.
  7. Add the cheese, pre-cooked sausage, pepperoni, and mushrooms.
  8. Finish baking according to the below recipe.

easy homemade pizzas with premade dough 5.2-2 shows the crust spread with the butter and spices

As you can see from the above image, the herb-infused butter is spread all over the top of the rolled-out pizza dough. 

Optional Toppings:

onions (red, yellow or white), peppers (any color), ham, hamburger, pineapple, olives (you are only limited by your imagination).

My Best Time-saving Tip:

These refrigerated tubes of pizza crust are actually pretty good. No need to work with yeast or wait for rising time as with a traditional pizza crust.

Important Notes: You have questions (???) I have answers!

Do I need to prebake the crust? Yes, I like to prebake the crusts on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 5 minutes to ensure that the crust actually gets done.

Could I make a full-size pizza with this recipe? Yes, just unroll the tube of crust on a sprayed oblong baking sheet. Then add the spice butter on top (see the above image).

easy homemade pizzas with premade dough 7.2-2 shows frying the sausage and pepperoni

When should I serve this recipe?

  • These make great after-school snacks. In fact, you could bake them up and store in the refrigerator or freezer to let the little ones pop them into the microwave after school.
  • Game day would not be complete without pizza. Let everyone make their own with their desired choice of toppings.

This is the traditional refrigerated dough that I infused with butter and herbs for more of a pizzeria flavoring.

easy homemade pizzas with premade dough 6.2-2 shows the pressed crusts

Get the whole family involved and have everyone create their own pizza with premade dough. 

easy homemade pizzas with premade dough 8.2-2 shows a tray of pizzas after removing from the oven


It is unlikely that you will have leftovers with this recipe. But it will keep in the refrigerator for up to four days. After that, you would want to freeze it for up to two months without loosing any flavors.

If you like this recipe, please give it a like and share–thanks!

5 from 1 vote
easy homemade pizzas with premade dough 1 shows a plated mini pizza on a red star plate
Easy Homemade Pizzas with Premade Dough
Prep Time
13 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This recipe uses refrigerated pizza dough infused with butter and herbs. I like to prebake the crusts for 5 minutes before adding the sauce and toppings.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy recipe, kid friendly
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Renea
  • 13.8 ounces refrigerated pizza dough
  • 4 tablespoons butter, very soft
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 ounces pizza sauce
  • 12 slices pepperoni or 2 ounces of mini-pepperoni
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, colby-jack or cheddar works well)
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 8 ounces sausage (breakfast or Italian)
  1. Incorporate the garlic and Italian seasoning into the butter. Unroll the pizza crust onto a working surface and press out into a 9 x 14 rectangle. Spread the soft butter over the entire surface of pizza crust.

  2. Working with the short side, begin to roll the crust into a long cylinder. Using a sharp knife, cut into 12 equal pieces and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using the heel of your hand, press each into a 4" round circle. Prebake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the sausage into crumbles in a skillet. Toward the end of cooking, add the pepperoni to the sausage for a minute or two to remove some of the grease from the pepperoni. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Remove the crusts from the oven and carefully spoon some sauce over each pizza crust.

  5. You can add the rest of the ingredients in any order you wish.

  6. Finish baking in a 425 preheated oven for 12-14 minutes.

If you made this recipe, let me know what you thought in the comments and give it a star ***** rating.–xoxo Renea

After you try my Easy Homemade Pizzas with Premade Dough, your family will be asking for them time after time. Are you looking for other pizza ideas? Try my Game Day Pizza Bar. Need more options? Try my Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto. Check out my other great pork recipes.

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Thursday 7th of February 2019

Easy way to make mini pizza. Make any combination you like. I really enjoyed them!!

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