Photos updated December 2019
Pizza is an absolute favorite in my household. But, how could it not be? My daughter knows what kind of pizza she wants every time; pepperoni with cheese. She always gets excited to make anything with me in the kitchen, while my son loves to watch and sneak scraps into his mouth when I am not looking. I do love to make my own pizza, but I must confess, I do get it from the store occasionally when I am not in the mood to cook.
With our love of pizza, pizza bites were a must. A bite into of these is just divine. I make my own dough, but this is definitely adaptable with store bought. These little bites are filled with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni, and topped with a little more cheese. The cheesier the better! These would be perfect for a finger-food party with a side of dipping sauce, or, as we like to eat it, as a main dish with a side salad.
Recipe from Annie’s Eats
These homemade pizza bites are a fun way to mix up pizza night. They also are a fabulous appetizer or party food.
- enough pizza dough for one pizza ( 1 lb.)
- shredded or a block of mozzarella cheese, cubed
- Italian seasoning
- olive oil
- parmesan cheese
- granulated garlic
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate. Divide the pizza dough into 20-24 roughly equal size pieces. Press a piece of pepperoni onto each dough piece, and top with mozzarella cheese. Pull the edges around the filling and pinch the seam closed. Place seam-side down in the prepared pie plate. Repeat with the remaining dough pieces.
- Lightly brush the tops of the dough pieces with olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, grated parmesan cheese, and granulated garlic. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tops are golden. Serve warm, with dipping sauce as desired.