When we had friends come to visit (YAY!), I wanted to have something for us to snack on before dinner.  The great thing about this appetizer is that you could change the filling based on whatever you like or have on hand!  I didn’t make any changes to this recipe, so the original is below, although I think I might try stuffing even more toppings in them next time. 😉

Pizza Bites

  • ½ batch pizza dough (enough for 1 pizza)
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cubed (about 20-24 pieces)
  • Sliced pepperoni
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

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.

Source: Annie’s Eats inspired by Chaos in the Kitchen