Thursday, January 13, 2011

Smoked Salmon Mini Pizzas

This is a recipe that I adapted from Food Network's show "Giada at Home". Giada made a lovely sunset brunch with Smoked Salmon Pizzettes (mini pizzas), Eggs Florentine, and Raspberry Filled Crepes. The whole meal looked amazing and I decided to try her Smoked Salmon Pizzettes. These are absolutely DELICIOUS. Things I changed---I used less capers & used a pizza crust mix.

Smoked Salmon Mini Pizzas


  • (1) 6.5 oz. package of pizza crust mix
  • flour for dusting work surface
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup Mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1.5 tablespoons capers, rinsed, drained, and coarsely chopped and dried on paper towels
  • 2 oz. smoked salmon, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped chives

  • Place oven rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Mix pizza dough mix according to package directions. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand 5 minutes or the amount of time stated on package.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a 1/4 inch thick round.
  • Using a 2 inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles from the pizza dough. You should get approximately 14-15 circles.
  • Arrange the circles on a heavy baking sheet.
  • Prick the circles all over with the tines of a fork.
  • Drizzle lightly with olive oil.

  • Place in oven and bake until golden brown, 7-10 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream, marscarpone cheese, and capers until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon about 1/2 -1 teaspoon of mascrcapone mixture into the center of each pastry round.
  • Top with a piece of salmon and press gently.
  • Arrange the pizzas on a platter or  wooden pizza paddle.
  • Sprinkle with chopped chives just before serving.
These mini pizzas are delish and I love the colors. I made raspberry crepes with Chambord whipped cream and fluffy scrambled eggs with chives to go with these. SO yummy!


  1. Those look delish! And not that difficult either. Might have to bookmark this!

  2. these are adorable! would be super cute to serve at a party!