These versatile and addictive Homemade Poppable Pizza Bites are simple to make and are perfect for tailgating or a kid-friendly lunchtime. Just like everyone’s favorite Friday night food, the possibilities are endless when it comes to flavor varieties.
So, you’re having a party and looking for an amazing little something to have people snack on while there? Or maybe your kids’ friends are over and you need something simple and filling for the bunch. Maybe you’re like me and just want some pizza and a greasy slice just doesn’t fit the quick and easy memo you were shooting for.
Well, I’ve got you covered for almost any occasion with these Homemade Poppable Pizza Bites!
Try saying that three times fast. Serious tongue twister! Inspired by my love for cheese, dough, and marinara sauce, these simple Poppable Pizza Bites were born.
I love having these on hand for family get togethers. They are usually the appetizer that goes missing first. These bites are great for any occasion. Quick, easy, and the varieties you could make up on your own are endless! You can customize this recipe with different fillings that meet your desired pizza cravings. Pepperoni and cheese is what I’m serving up today, but you could easily do a meat lovers, supreme, ham and pineapple, or if you’re weird like my fiancée, try doing a little chicken and mushroom goodness inside. Truly, you can do whatever you like with these awesome Homemade Poppable Pizza Bites.
Homemade Poppable Pizza Bites
Another reason I love them so much is because I have young kids. I’m the proud dad of two beautiful daughters and honestly, I never thought much about kid-friendly food before having my own. Heck, I never thought much about kid anything before having them; but the truth remains, kids are messy. Normally messy + pizza = bigger messy. Having a two year old argue with you because you are cutting their slice of pizza and they just want it whole is not for the faint at heart, my friends. However, with these Poppable Pizza Bites, there are zero arguments from the kid section. Now, I know I can get an amen on that one! It’s what we all want as parents – kids that eat what you put in front of them without any arguments.
Whatever occasion you need to make these for, these hand-held little doughs of stuffed goodness are the perfect solution!
- Pizza Dough
- 6 oz sliced pepperoni
- 1 lb swiss cheese, cubed
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
- Red pepper flakes, optional
- Marinara sauce, for dipping
- Make pizza dough according to directions.
- Once dough has risen, roll dough out to a 22" circle.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Cut dough into 3" x 3" squares.
- Layer 1 slice of pepperoni, a few small cubes of cheese, and another slice of pepperoni.
- Fold edges up and around to create a ball and pinch the edges to seal.
- Place in a 8" x 8" round cake pan.
- Brush with melted butter.
- Top with Italian seasoning and optional red pepper flakes.
- Cook in oven for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately alongside marinara sauce.
Home Chef Tip: Each round cake pan should fit 16 poppable pepperoni bites. Each recipe should make enough to fill two cake pans. After baking and cooling, you can freeze these and pull them out as needed. Just heat through.
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