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.

  • Yield about 20-24 bites


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


  • 01

    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.

  • 02

    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.