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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Pizza Bites Cooking View

Say hello to one of the most brilliant snack foods of all time – the pizza bite.  So many foods become even more fun when they are made mini, and I think this proves that pizza is no exception.  The first time I ever made these, they were a big hit and devoured in no time.  I’ve been looking for a reason to make them again ever since, and they seemed to fit perfectly with the girls’ night/guys’ night theme.  They are sure to be a hit at just about any gathering, but seem really ideal for the Super Bowl coming up!

They are incredibly easy to make.  Start out with a chunk of pizza dough, and just wrap it around your choice of topping – or in this case, filling.  (Of course you can use any pizza dough you like, but if you haven’t already, I urge you to try this one – it’s my favorite!)  I like to fill them with a cube of mozzarella cheese and a couple slices of pepperoni.  I normally don’t really eat pepperoni, but I really like it in these.  It reminds me a lot of these cheese and pepperoni-filled breadsticks one of the bars served in college – amazing!  As for dipping sauces, I go with this classic pizza sauce.  Ranch dressing would be good too, if that’s your thing.  Really though, these are so good on their own I don’t think a dipping sauce is necessary.  I have found that a half recipe of the pizza dough (enough for one pizza) is just the right amount for one pan of these bites (about 20-24 bites).  If you want them to be identical in size, you can use a kitchen scale to make sure you use the same amount of dough for each.  I just rip a small hunk of dough off and try to stay consistent with the size.

Pizza Bites
Yield: about 20-24 bites

Ingredients

½ batch pizza dough (enough for 1 pizza)
4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cubed (about 20-24 pieces)
Sliced pepperoni

For topping:
Olive oil
Italian seasoning
Grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking View

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400˚ F.  Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate or cake pan.  Divide the pizza dough into 20-24 roughly equal sized pieces.  Take one of the dough pieces, top with a cube of cheese and a slice or two of pepperoni.  Pull the edges of the dough around the fillings and pinch closed.  Place seam-side down in the baking dish.  Repeat with the remaining dough pieces.

  • Lightly brush the tops of the dough balls with olive oil.  Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and grated Parmesan cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.  Serve warm, with dipping sauce as desired.

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  • http://www.healthyfoodforliving.com Lauren

    I love this idea! Perfect for a football-watching crowd :).

  • http://mybflikeitsoimbg.blogspot.com Peggy

    These look pretty awesome! Definitely a good Super Bowl party treat!

  • http://mybutteryfingers.blogspot.com Wendy

    Wow this is a great idea and looks delicious – I’m sure it would be a crowd pleaser and it looks easy enough to make!

  • http://bakingismyzen.blogspot.com Baking is my Zen

    This is a MUST try for sure. Love the idea! Great photos.

  • http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com Romaine

    This gives me all kinds of ideas for stuffing dough. I agree with you on small sizes–whether it’s cookies, rolls, cupcakes or appetizers. People eat them much more quickly. I think we like to tell ourselves there are fewer calories–which there are. Nevermind that we eat bunches of them.

  • http://jeniandthekiddos.blogspot.com/ At home with the kiddos

    These look really good. I have a friend who makes something similar. She calls them stromboli bites. Spread out a refrigerated pizza crust from a can and top it with pepperoni and cheese. Roll the whole thing up into a loaf and bake it. When it comes out she slices them into into 1 inch spirels. Last time she put in some green olives too. They were amazing and devoured imediatly! I will have to try your recipe. I bet the homemade pizza dough makes them even better.

  • http://www.lesliewebber.com Leslie W.

    Thanks Annie! I can’t wait to make these for the SuperBowl. What a great idea!

  • http://bakeitafterall.blogspot.com Meghan

    Mmm these look so good – perfect game time food!

  • http://chaosinthekitchen.com katie

    Aren’t they just awesome?! They’re on my super bowl menu too. I am glad they were a hit at the party. :)

  • http://jellibeanjournals.blogspot.com Jelli

    I’m really happy to see you’ve posted this recipe. After seeing the picture last week, I searched the site high and low for this yummy appetizer, to no avail. Husband’s b-day fiesta is next weekend, and he LOVES pizza. Perfect! Perfect! Thanks so much!

  • http://telly21182.blogspot.com/ Angie

    I’ve made these before and they’ve always been a huge success! I actually forgot about them momentarily – think I’ll have to make them for Super Bowl. Go Colts!

  • Carol

    I was looking for some new recipes for the Super Bowl.. these are perfect! Thanks!

  • Judy

    I was hoping this would be the first recipe you posted from your foodbuzz thingy. Thanks, Annie!

  • http://sugarcooking.blogspot.com SugarCooking

    Your blog is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I think I have like half of your recipes bookmarked! These are definitely going on my super bowl menu! Do you think it would be okay to make them earlier in the day, stick them in the fridge, and then bake them off a few hours later?

  • http://penniesonaplatter.wordpress.com Pennies on a Platter

    Awesome! I might make these for the Super Bowl, since I already planned to make pizza this week with your perfect pizza crust!

    Yum!

  • http://victor-recipe.blogspot.com Victor @ Random Cuisine

    OOOOOOOOUUUUUU!!! What a very interesting appetizers. That would entertain lots of guests. I’m for sure taking down this recipe.

  • http://thecollegeculinarian.blogspot.com Kat

    I agree…pizza bites are brilliant, indeed! Yum!

  • Sara

    Annie, you went to IU, right? Those stuffed breadsticks you’re talking about don’t happen to be from Kilroy’s, do they?! ;) Boy, they make me want to go back to B-town right now!

  • http://foodforscot.blogspot.com/ Shanon

    ooooh…i will definitely try these!

  • http://www.mecookingcreations.blogspot.com Mary Ellen

    What a cute and yummy looking app! I’ll have to try these.

  • http://kitchenkatie.wordpress.com Katie

    What a great idea! Looks like a perfect Super Bowl kind of food. I have some marinated mushrooms and olives sitting in my fridge right now, so I may make this and sub the mushrooms/olives for the pepperoni!

  • Annie

    SugarCooking,
    That is an excellent question. I am not sure, but I think that it should be fine to prep them in advance and then refrigerate them until they are ready to bake. I might consider popping them in the freezer for maybe 30 minutes before transferring to the fridge, just to be sure you prevent the dough from rising again. If you try it, let me know how it turns out.

  • Annie

    Sara, yep, you got it! I knew an IU alum would recognize that description :)

  • http://www.cakes-a-nonymous.com brandy

    these look so good! I think i’ll have to try this for dinner one night. :D

  • Jen Hall

    I was thinking the same things when I stumbled onto your blog and read the recipes. I can’t wait to surprise my husband, we are both IU grads with these. I am sure they will bring back some fun memories.

  • http://mangiodasola.com mangiodasola

    These look great!!

  • http://www.sweet-oven-lovin.com risa

    Oh my goodness if only I could take a bite right out of the screen. These look de-lish!

  • http://cookingbride.wordpress.com/ Lisa @ The Cooking Bride

    Yay! I have been waiting for you to post this recipe since your first post last week. This would make a great little snack for a Superbowl party!

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.blogspot.com Joanne

    These are possibly some of the best superbowl food I’ve yet to see. You’ve got me craving pizza. Plus they are way better for you than hot pockets!

  • http://robertapm28.blogspot.com/ a fan of anything chocolate

    What a clever idea. I can’t wait to try them !

  • Jillian

    Oh, yeah. I have so got to try this recipe! Yum-yum

  • Leslie H

    These look awesome! I was searching for something special to take to a Super Bowl party and found your blog. I love it! Do you have any Colts blue treats to share LOL!

  • http://emergingdomesticity.wordpress.com emergingdomesticity

    This is perfect for a Superbowl party! My favorite pizza is ham and pineapple, dipped in ranch dressing. I think I may have to try the way you suggest & play around with ham/pineapple flavors too! Thanks so much for posting!
    ~Emerging Domesticity

  • http://biz319.wordpress.com biz319

    That’s a great idea – my husband is kind of tired of my party pizza Friday – maybe I’ll make these for the Superbowl! Thanks! :D

  • http://onecrazycookie.blogspot.com/ Tiffanee

    This is such a brilliantly delicious idea! I also wanted to eat one right off the screen. I cannot wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.whatmegansmaking.blogspot.com megan

    I made something like this recently with kielbasa. so good! We’ve done it with pizza before too, which I love. I never had much luck with the cheese…it tended to ooze out of the bread. although I guess that’s not all bad right? :) Yours look delicious!

  • meghna

    Hi Annie,

    again a nice recipe thanks, I wish you post some more vegetarian recipes :) this is workable and easy though I am planning to stuff these with cheese, spinach and tomato sauce but will it work on a baking sheet? like i dont want them to stick like that or are they supposed to? I have very limited xperience in baking sorry.

  • Annie

    Hi Meghna,
    Sorry, I’m not a vegetarian – I just post what I eat! You could probably make them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat, though I think they are probably better placed close together so you still pull them apart before you eat.

  • http://www.sunlight-simplicity.blogspot.com melissa

    oh these look amazing!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenna.gisvold jgisvold

    This looks so much better than Totino’s pizza rolls. ;)

  • http://www.sauceandsensibility.com/ Susan

    I love the simplicity of this recipe…and the possibilities it inspires. I have two boys that are going to be really happy with me this Sunday….Thank you!

  • Mindy

    Yum! I made these today for a playdate. Since, I didn’t have time to make pizza dough, I used the frozen Rhodes rolls and cut then into smaller pieces before letting them rise and then stuffing them. They turned out great!

  • http://mrsergulcooksmrsergulbakes.blogspot.com/ Mrs Ergül

    These are decadent!

  • Zeze

    YAY I’ve been waiting for this recipe!

    When is the mushroom bundles one coming?! I was so disappointed there were no pictures, they seemed delicious!!!

  • http://comfortofcooking.blogspot.com Georgia

    What a fun and creative idea! They look so fluffy. Thanks for sharing, Annie!

  • http://www.j3nn.net Jenn

    My husband would love these! He’s a pepperoni fiend lol.

    Jenn

  • http://forthejourney.net Dallas

    When you said, “It reminds me a lot of these cheese and pepperoni-filled breadsticks one of the bars served in college – amazing!”, it totally reminded me of my favorite pizza breadsticks that I lived on in grad school… My husband and I talk about going back to that bar to visit just so we can get some! :) Then I noticed on your about page that you’re in Indiana, so I gotta ask… Any chance you’re talking about Kilroy’s in Bloomington? Their breadsticks (and cheese sauce) are fantastic!

  • Annie

    Hi Dallas,
    Yep, if you look in the comments above, you’ll see another commenter asked that same question and yes, I am talking about Kilroy’s. Those breadsticks are a staple!

  • Amber

    I had planned to make some focaccia bread with my leftover pizza dough last night, but when I saw theese, I knew I would have to change my plans!

    I’ve been using your pizza dough recipe for a few weeks now, and I’ve had nothing but success. This was another great use for an already great dough recipe.

  • Erin

    These look delicious! What a great party food :)

  • http://smittensugar.blogspot.com Krystle

    I cant tell you how excited I am to try these out! I love pizza, its probably one of my favorite foods ever! But who can pass up mini pizza bites! Delish!

  • http://oneshotbeyond.wordpress.com/ oneshotbeyond

    wow..the consistency of that looks fantastic to me.

  • http://aliiiiiive.blogspot.com aliiiiiive

    Can’t wait to try this out!

  • Katie

    OK these totally remind me of “Pizza Balls” from a bar in my college town
    (only they were cooked in the fryer)….I have been thinking about trying to recreate them in the oven and this is perfect!!!

  • http://www.jamieofalltrades.typepad.com jamieofalltrades

    Hello super bowl sunday. I am so making these. Can you make and bake them off later?

  • Annie

    If you scroll up in the comments, I answered this question for another reader.

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  • http://www.christinacostain.blogspot.com crafty p

    mmmm… love these little bites! I’ve made them with biscuits from the refrigerated section. addictive little buggers!

  • http://www.bakeat350.blogspot.com bridget {bake at 350}

    Great idea…and they look so pretty, too!

  • Annie

    Hi Zeze,
    Because I didn’t get a picture, I won’t be posting the mushroom bundles. You can find them on Pioneer Woman’s website.

  • Melissa

    I am making these on Sunday and am so excited!! I shared the recipe with a friend and work and I am hoping we can compare on Monday :) I am also making your salsa this weekend. Your website is SO inspiring and fun.

  • ash

    I just needed to tell you that I love your site. I make a ton of your recipes and they are all excellent! Tonight we had pizza bites and I made a pizza with your crust and sauce. SO GOOD!! I loved it. Thank you so much!

  • JP

    We’re snowed in here in DC (about 30” so far!) and I just made some of these delicious little babies for lunch! They are so easy and so yummy! I can’t wait to make them for my family and friends. They’ll definitely be coming out for my next party.

    I love your blog…I’ve made at least 4 or 5 things you’ve posted and nothing has been short of amazing :) Thanks :)

  • http://goalofmylife.blogspot.com/2010/02/pizza-bites.html Christa

    These were so good! Thanks for sharing this with us. It was quick and easy, and everyone enjoyed them. :)

  • ljparent

    I made these this week when we had friends over for dinner. They were so good and easy to make – they didn’t last long! My husband is already asking when I will make them again :) Thanks!

  • http://thecutestlittlehouseintown.blogspot.com Erica

    I’ve been planning on making these for the game ever since you posted them! However, I just realized that all I have is all-purpose flour. I read on Brown Eyed Baker that this flour will make the crust a little less crisp. Do you think this will matter in this recipe? Thanks Annie for all of your inspirational recipes, love your site!

  • Annie

    Hi Erica,
    I always use whatever flour is called for in dough recipes, because it really does make a difference in the texture. Bread flour has more protein and therefore higher gluten content than all-purpose, which leads to a chewier dough. In the case of the pizza bites, it won’t necessarily affect the “crispness” because these really aren’t crisp, but to get that nice chewy texture of good pizza dough, I think bread flour is best. I am sure you can find substitution ratios on the internet if you still want to use AP. Good luck!

  • http://twinmommas.blogspot.com Ali

    Hi Annie, You have so many amazing recipes on here…I love it! I’m jealous of your photographic skills as well! I used this recipe (and 3 of your others) for Superbowl yesterday (http://twinmommas.blogspot.com/2010/02/go-colts.html). Thank you so much! :)

  • Colette

    Thank you, Annie! My husband loved them on Super-bowl Sunday and is requesting they be served often. :)

  • http://www.imafoodblog.com Sara

    This is an amazing idea. I can’t wait to make these, I guess I know what I will be doing on my snow day.

  • kerri

    thanks Annie,
    I made these for our super-bowl party in Lithuania (yes, we watched it at 1:30 AM!) and they were a big hit. I’ve tried several of your recipes in the past, but these were so good, I just had to leave you a note. love your site.

  • http://foodforscot.blogspot.com/ Shanon

    hi annie!

    i made your pizza bites and they were GREAT!

    http://foodforscot.blogspot.com/2010/02/pizza-rolls.html

    my husband kept calling them pizza rolls, which is why the initial title said that. i told him to stop calling them that! i loved how easy they were. your dough is also wonderful! i made it and used half for the pizza bites and half for bacon cheeseburger pizza the next night!

    shanon

  • http://nettacow.blogspot.com/2010/02/link-roundup-melting-edition.html Lenetta @ Nettacow

    MMM! My hubs is hosting a poker party this weekend, and I might just put this on the menu – sounds awesome!! I linked to it on my weekly roundup, the post is under my name. Thnaks!

  • Kate

    I have just made these as an afterschool snack for my three teenage boys (and all the mates that tend to follow them home everyday and eat everything in the house). I have to summon all of my self control so as not to eat the whole lot before the kids get home! Delicious… and the pizza dough is divine. It’s my new favorite. Thank you.

  • Kim

    Thanks for the recipe! I made these for a party over the weekend and for some reason, while baking, the cheese came out of each pizza bite. Any idea why that may have happened? People actually ate the seasoned dough balls anyway, but I’d love to make them again with the cheese inside! Thanks again!

  • Annie

    Hi Kim,
    It sounds like the dough just wasn’t pinched tightly enough to seal the bites closed. Mine have always been completely sealed, and I’ve never had anything leak out.

  • JC

    Loved these! Made them for the family for our lil’ Super Bowl party and they were perfect! The kids have already asked for them again.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Emily J

    These were so quick and easy to make and came out delicious! Great idea for potlucks and parties!!

  • Kristen

    These were soooo good! They came out absolutely perfect. I wonder if these can be made ahead and refrigerated until party time?

  • Martha Taylor

    I have just discovered your site and it is great. I have added it to my favorites and will be returning on a regular basis.

  • Katharine

    I just tried these – delicious on a rainy afternoon! I added a little marinara sauce inside the bite and they were perfect. Thanks! Can’t wait to make more of your recipes!

  • Andrea R.

    These were a huge hit with my husband and kids! We don’t like a lot of sauce on our pizza, and my husband is a big fan of pepperoni stuffed breadsticks. These were great! Thank you!

  • http://www.sweet-giggles.blogspot.com Ashley

    Hi Annie!

    I’m attempting to make these pizza bites for my daughters birthday party. I’m confused about something. Am I following the pizza dough recipe (letting it rise) before I start making the balls and putting the cheese and pepperoni on it?

    Thanks!

  • Annie

    Yes, you need to make the pizza dough completely before you can use it for the pizza bites.

  • Kelly

    going to work on these tomorrow…btw have you ever used the pizza dough for calzones?

  • Annie

    Yes, I’ve posted about it a few times.

  • Lisa

    Thanks Annie – I hosted a ‘finger food’ party for several friends last night, and also did a test run the night before. This recipe was a huge hit. I purchased the pizza dough and pre-sliced pepperoni, so this was put together in no time at all. Guests had a choice between ranch dressing and pizza sauce, and they just loved it.

  • Kelly

    OMG, what a hit!! made these for lunch yesterday and all my boys loved them. I’m ready to stock my freezer with pizza dough to make this an easy dinner or lunch when I need it.

  • Samantha

    Can I add the sauce inside the dough? This looks so yummy!

  • Annie

    I suppose you could, but I imagine it would be a messy endeavor making them.

  • Meghan O.

    I made these a couple of weeks ago for Monday Night Football, and they were a hit. They were gone is a flash. One of my friends talks about them every time I see him. I guess I will have to make them again. Thanks for the recipe!!

  • Sara

    I tried these over the New Years and they were a huge hit! I know my husband and I will be making these often. Thanks!

  • Lauren

    OMG thank you for this recipe! I hosted a big party a few months ago and made two batches of these for the “midnight snack.” I made them the day before and put them in the freezer; put them in the fridge the afternoon of the party and they baked perfectly. I swear, both batches were completely devoured in less than 5 minutes. I did the same thing for a suprise bday party and yet again, both batches were gone in 5 minutes. This is a new appetizer staple in our house!

  • Jessica

    Hi Annie,
    I love your website and have made some fantastic recipes from this site! I know this recipe was from last year’s superbowl, but I’m thinking of making it for Superbowl 2011. Lol! I have a question. Do you think I could use the refridgerated pizza dough in a can instead of making the homemade dough?

    Thanks!

  • Annie

    Can you? Yes. Will they be as good? No. This pizza dough is totally the key to really great pizza bites, in my opinion :)

  • Nancy

    Annie, I made these last night. We loved them. My kids are pretty picky and not too often do I hear, “Mom these are soooo good” (and I am not a bad cook). It was nice to hear last night. Absolutely delish! Thank you

  • Zoua

    I made these tonight and they were delicious! I didn’t think my dough would turn out since I failed to make pastry dough turn out in the past. Good luck was on my side today!

    Next time, I’ll make sure to be generous in oiling my pie pan! They were stuck to the bottom and needed some prying to get them off. AND- I’m going to add MORE filling! I ended up eating a lot of bread but it was still good. Posted a pic on my facebook and my friends asked me for the recipe– totally referred them back to this page! :)

  • http://www.ourlittlebeehive.com Felicity @ Our Little Beehive

    Amazing! Have you tried the yeast specifically made for pizza? It just rises in the oven as the pizza (or pizza bites) cook. I was skeptical at first, but I’m a total convert. Turns pizza into a fast and easy weeknight meal!

  • Annie

    No, I haven’t. I love this recipe way too much to ever mess with it. And I completely trust Cook’s Illustrated. Pizza is a fast an easy weeknight meal if you keep the dough in the freezer all the time!

  • Stacey

    Could you use all purpose flour instead of the bread flour?

  • Annie

    See the FAQ page.

  • brooke schaefer

    I drool over your site but am too scared to try stuff. I finally sucked it up and tried these yesterday. AMAZING!! My 7 year old helped me and we had so much fun. Then it looked so fancy to our company. Thank you so much. What fun. Can’t wait to try something else.

  • debcurlydog

    I recently made this for a baby shower. My daughter belongs to a competitive dance team and the baby shower was for a Mom of one of the dancers. We had it at the dance studio after a practice and you would have thought the kids had not eaten all day the way they made these disappear!!! I didn’t even get a chance to try one! So I made them again for the game tonight, according to the dancers “They ROCK!” Thanks again for all your great recipes.

  • http://www.thegenerousteaspoon.blogspot.com Mestebla

    I made these today for our super bowl get together and they were a huge hit! The kids and adults all loved them. I doubled the recipe for us and they seemed about the perfect amount for our gathering. My husband has requested that I make them again soon. Thanks for the great recipe!

  • http://babblingjulie.typepad.com Julie

    Yummy, yummy! I too made them for a Superbowl gathering. They went over well and have been requested again by my husband and son. Thank you!

    You can see mine (not as perfect as yours, but I added olives, and red pepper to some) here: http://babblingjulie.typepad.com/babbling/2011/02/pizza-bites.html

  • Syin

    I made these with whole wheat pizza dough and they were very unique! My friends were very inspired to make these and also struck by how ridiculously easy it was. I might even try to incorporate a teaspoon of sauce within the balls before rolling it up next time to get some extra flavour. Thanks for the idea.

  • http://karrinhasablog.tumblr.com Karrin

    Ahhhhmazing. My friends & I had a fun time making and eating them. We’re already planning another get together just to make them again. Thanks for the easy and awesome recipe! :)

  • AJ

    I have been looking for a reason to make these, too! Finally found my opportunity–I’m making these for my BUNCO group. So excited! Thanks for a great idea.

  • http://sewberrycute.blogspot.com Kimberly Bowman

    Wow, these were SO amazing! I had my 3 year old daughter help make them, and it turned dinner time into fun time! We’ve been having eating “issues” with her lately, but she gobbled these right up, along with her side of vegetables. Thanks so much for the recipe, we’ll be making them again.

  • Angela

    Another great recipe! Just made this one tonight and it was a big hit with the family for a snack!

  • http://fantasticalsharingofrecipes.blogspot.com/ Sarah E.

    I tried these a few days ago!
    Not only did I love them, but my kids did too! They devoured them!

    Thanks for sharing :)

  • Danielle

    I know you can freeze the pizza dough. What about making the pizza bites and freezing them individually? Thoughts? Kinda like making your own totinos pizza bites that are ready whenever the pizza mood strikes you :)

  • Annie

    Seems like it would work to me. Good luck!

  • Kristy

    These are A-MAZING

  • http://badmommymoments.com CK

    I made these last night for my husband and his friends (for the All Important Fantasy Football Draft) and they were such a hit I didn’t get to have any for breakfast this morning. Guess I’ll have to get my salt intake another way. Thanks!

  • http://cookingmisadventures.wordpress.com Courtney

    I just made my version of these and they were TASTY! I made sure to give credit to you as my inspiration and linked back. I’d put the URL here, but it says you delete them, so if you get a chance, or would like to, check out my post on my blog. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  • http://cookingmisadventures.wordpress.com Courtney

    WordPress is being weird right now, so it’ll be up shortly. :)

  • Qnoswords

    Made these for a party yesterday and they were a huge hit; wish I had made more because they went so fast!

  • Mecerator

    I’m pretty sure I just died and went to heaven… Delicious!

  • Ayah

    this looks absolutely Yummy!! i will sure make it this weekend ;) it would be perfect for a movie night with the family ;)

  • Becky

    Two thumbs up! I made these for a party a couple of weeks ago and tested the “make ahead and freeze” method. I put them on cookie sheets to freeze (uncooked) and then transferred them to freezer bags. When I was ready to bake them I put them in greased pie tins, finished the tops as directed and baked about 5 to 8 extra minutes. Perfect! Now we have a supply in the freezer to use whenever. Thank you, yet again, Annie!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Natasha-Steinbruegge-Hicks/1476113202 Natasha Steinbruegge Hicks

    just made these and they were fantastic lol! i added a small piece of sausage and we dipped them in ragu sauce…yummy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=601131334 Lindsay Conant

    I made these for the Super Bowl party that I went to with the girls in my grad program. I did half with pepperoni and fresh mozzarella and the other half with spinach, Kalamata olives, feta, and a sweet basil, pesto, and goat cheese spread. The spread wasn’t too hard to put on, and it helped kind of glue the spinach leaves down (though I imagine putting an actual sauce inside would be more challenging). Both were equally delicious! I also made them the morning of and then put them (fully made) into the freezer for 30 minutes to stop the yeast from rising, and then refrigerated them until game time. I thought they turned out terrifically (and they got a lot of compliments!). Thank you, yet again, for an awesome recipe! Who knew pizza dough was so easy to make. :) Mmm!

  • Erindubb

    We saw it on pinterest. Made it. Loved it. Devoured it. Thanks so much. I posted about it here
    http://www.abirdandabean.com/2012/02/pizza-pull-apart-bread.html
    and linked back to you! Thanks again. Come on over and check it out. :)

  • http://indayze.wordpress.com/ Maesmith631

    This is such a genius idea. I made them for an party and it was delicious! I wanted to just keep popping them in my mouth – no mess but the deliciousness of pizza. Wonderful and thank you!

  • Pgarcia10040

    Made these today, they were awesome. I had to make the dough by hand, sprinkled salt and garlic powder, did not have any left!

  • jeremy

    these pizza bites look really good

  • Jlb7200

    Do you have a specific Italian seasoning that you use? I’ve used some before but wasn’t crazy about. Maybe it was just not fresh.
    Anyways- love your blog!

  • annieseats

    Nope, I’m not brand loyal. I just buy whatever I see first :)

  • Deeewald

    Hi Annie! Recipe sounds great! Just wondering if u have tried freezing these? I’m having my sons gift opening in a few days but am needing do ahead freezable recipes… Any input would be greatly appreciated :)

  • annieseats

    I haven’t. Let me know if you try it and how it goes. Enjoy!

  • Em

    I made these ahead of time and froze them with great success for my son’s first birthday. Will do them again for his second in a few weeks as they were so good. I froze them after par baking and then finished them in the oven on the day

  • Dee Wright

    Hi, Annie. I was hoping to find a pepperoni bread recipe, but love this idea. There’s a local shop in town and I’m always tempted to buy their pizza dough they sell. When you buy pizza dough that is pre-made and refrigerated, do you need to set it out to rise before making these?

  • annieseats

    I’m not sure, I haven’t bought it in ages. I would guess different doughs would have different instructions too so you probably need to check the packaging.

  • Sarah Menezes Viana

    If I want to fill them up with chocolate or another sweet filling, for example, what kind of modifications would I have to do? To substitute the olive oil for simple oil? To sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon instead of the italian seasoning?

  • annieseats

    I wouldn’t recommend doing a sweet filling with this particular recipe. You might want to try something like this instead: http://www.annies-eats.com/2012/09/14/chocolate-swirl-buns/

  • hayley thomas

    hello! i was thinking of making a version of these however we dont eat pepperoni. What do you think about making a meatball (out of ground turkey) and putting it inside the pizza dough? I guess I would make the ‘turkey ball’ first, bake it, then put it inside the dough and bake it again? thoughts?

  • annieseats

    Yeah, you can play around with any filling you like. As long as any meat you use is cooked first, you should be fine. Enjoy!

  • Andrèa

    I made these for a babysitting movie night and they were an absolute hit! The kids ask for them all the time now! Thanks for all the great recipes :)

  • Shelly

    We enjoyed these on the beach last night for an impromptu cocktail party with our OBX neighbors! Big hit!

  • Kellie

    Do you think I could make these a day ahead of time and refrigerate before baking?

  • annieseats

    I would recommend freezing rather than refrigerating. If you only refrigerate, the dough will continue to rise too much and then will be too puffed.

  • Amber

    Hi Annie! My children love helping make the pizza bites. They request this meal about every other day, although I don’t let them have it quite that much! Quick question… I’ve always just used your basic pizza dough, not wanting to deviate, but I was wondering whether or not you’ve tried your more recent white whole wheat pizza crust recipe with these? I’d love to add some whole grains to this, but didn’t know if it still turned out well. Thanks!

  • annieseats

    I haven’t made these in a while so I haven’t tried with the wheat dough, but it should work just as well as the original dough. Enjoy!