I’ve seen recipes for pizza bites around the web for a while now and decided to make them for the appetizer party we had. I made plain cheese, pepperoni and cheese, kalamata olive, and feta cheese bites. I used my favorite Trader Joe’s pizza sauce for dipping. These pizza bites were quick and simple to make and tasted great. The kids loved them and so did the adults. I look forward to trying different combinations of these in the future.
- Whole wheat pizza dough
- Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Pepperoni slices
- Feta cheese
- Kalamata olives, halved
- Dried basil, to taste
- Dried oregano, to taste
- Dried parsley, to taste
- Garlic powder, to taste
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- Parmesan cheese
- Olive oil cooking spray
- Pizza sauce or marinara sauce, for dipping
How to Make Pizza Bites
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a pie dish with olive oil cooking spray.
Let the dough rest on the counter for 20 minutes. Grab a walnut-size piece of the dough, flatten it with your hand then place the desired ingredients in the middle of the dough. Seal dough around the fillings and place in the pie dish seam side down. Repeat, placing 15-16 balls into each pie dish.
Coat each ball with olive oil or olive oil cooking spray then sprinkle the basil, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and Parmesan cheese, to taste.
Bake for 16-18 minutes or until the pizza bites are golden brown. Serve with warmed pizza sauce or marinara sauce. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net Adapted from Lauren’s Kitchen
What a fun idea for a party! I'm thinking of hosting some co-workers around the holidays and this would be a fun addition! Thanks Pam!
this is genius!! like a minicalzone but more manageable to eat and less time to cook. and it will be my next pizza adventure
I want to come to your parties! 🙂
Another great appetizer! Thanks for sharing!
Oooo, these look amazing and I bet they taste great! It's a great idea, Pam- actually I could eat the whole plate!
Perfect party snacks or a meal just for me. hehe. Love it. Don't worry I'll share with others.
Wow.. this looks absolutely interesting.. yummmm.. wish I could grab one from the pic. absolutely tempting 🙂
Your blog is awesome. Exactly what I wish mine would be like. I would love it if you'd read mine and give me feedback!
Another delicious snack recipe to put in my holiday file!!!! This is ideal after a long day at the beach!!!
Pam, you are the best, new appy recipes is what I am looking for right now for my Xmas cocktail party…hooray
My daughter would love these and so would we- I bet you could freeze these and have them ready to pop in the microwave.
now, this is my kind of dish.
I keep meaning to make my own pizza bites- thanks for the yummy reminder!
What delicious party bites! Love the idea.
I think I could eat the entire tray….they look wonderful…can't wait to make these…they will be a hit!!!!!
Sort of like calzones but less formal! I love the idea!
Well, I had fun tracking down the appetizer that looked to me like monkey bread with a marinara sauce dip (Facebook page photos).
The Pizza Bites are even more tasty looking than what I had dreamed up. I’m sure these are popular any time an appetizer or snack is called for by friends and family! Yummm. I’m so glad to add your blog to my list of favorite food blogs. The photographs are terrific also. Grateful to you for taking the time to post to your blog. Your precious time and energy matter.
We moved to Florida from California and I have missed Trader Joe’s so much. One will open here in Tallahassee, FL in the near future. Can’t wait!