Cheesy pepperoni pizza bites are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. The best finger food for both kids and adults!
After making this Chicken Pesto Pizza the other day, I still had the other half of the Perfect Pizza Crust dough to use up. It wasn't hard for me to figure out how. These Pizza Bites have been tempting me since the day I saw them on Annie's Eats.
These cheesy pizza bites are so easy to whip up once you have the dough ready. Just separate the dough into roughly 20 pieces and press in your choice of filling. I made them with pepperoni and mozzarella as Annie did. But, next time I may just experiment with other pizza type toppings, although it will be hard to separate from my love of pepperoni.
- 1 Pizza dough I use store-bought refrigerated or half batch of my homemade Perfect Pizza Crust dough
- 20 1-inch cubes mozzarella cheese (chop up a block of mozzarella or cut up string cheese)
- 40 slices 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 roughly 20 equal sized pieces. Take one of the dough pieces and press in a cube of cheese and two slices of pepperoni. Pull the edges of the dough down around the filling and seal. Place in the pan, seam side down. Repeat with remaining dough. Each piece of dough should be touching each other in the pan. (It may seem crowded, but will be fine.)
- Lightly brush the tops of the dough with olive oil. Sprinkle on Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature, with dipping sauce if desired.