It’s innovative. It’s fun. It’s pizza. In a cone. Popping up in shops around the world, pizza cones are the ultimate portable meal. They’re made with dough shaped like an ice cream cone, then filled with pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings. Make pizza cones at home using a cone mold to shape the dough and a cone holder to finish the hand-held creation in the oven.
Things You'll Need
Baking Pizza Cones
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t have a metal cone mold, wrap paper cone cups completely in foil, inside and out.
Roll out prepared pizza dough, homemade or store-bought, on a clean surface to a 1/8-inch thickness. Use any type of pizza dough you like—plain, whole wheat, or gluten-free.
Cut the dough into 5-inch squares for average-sized paper cone cups. If you’re using a cone mold of a different size, cut the squares to be roughly the same width as the length of the mold.
Place the foil-covered cone molds at one corner of each square and carefully roll toward the opposite corner, so that the dough wraps around the mold completely. Press the edges gently against the cone to seal, making sure the tip is completely sealed.
Set the wrapped dough cones on a baking sheet with the open end down. Place them in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow the dough cones to cool to the touch, then carefully remove the molds.
Pizza Cone Filling
Place the cones in heat-proof cone holders. If you don’t have cone holders that can go into the oven, lay the cones on their side on a baking pan. Expect some of the toppings to spill out.
Spoon pizza sauce into the cone, filling no more than halfway.
Add a handful of meat or vegetable toppings, like cooked sausage chunks, diced ham, pepperoni, broccoli chunks, or diced onions.
Fill the cone the rest of the way with mozzarella cheese, or a combination of shredded cheeses that melt well, like cheddar or Monterey Jack.
Top the cheese with a sprinkling of toppings, like mini pepperonis, chopped mushrooms, peppers, and olives.
Place the cones (in the cone holders) in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes until the cheese melts and starts to turn slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve them hot.