Pizza Bites are the best way to feed a hungry crowd something quick and tasty. Made by rolling all your favorite pizza ingredients cinnamon bun style and baking until cheesy and delicious! 

Dip these little bites in pizza sauce for serving.

Pizza Bites with a bite taken out of one

How To Make Pizza Bites

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to make this fun treat, and it will be ready in a flash!

  1. Roll out pizza dough and cut into 16 pieces.
  2. Fill with equal portions of cheese and pepperoni in the center.
  3. Form into a ball and top with oil & seasonings and bake!

Ingredients for pizza bites on a cutting board

Enjoy as-is, or serve with pizza sauce, marinara sauce or homemade ranch dressing for some delicious dipping!


Swap out the fillings to your favorites or build a Create-Your-Own pizza bar and let everyone have fun!

  • Mozzarella is the go-to for pizza because of its creamy, mild flavor and its ability to hold everything together, but don’t be shy about trying different kinds of cheese. Muenster is a great choice!
  • Of course, bacon crumbles make everything even better, but how about a dollop of jalapeno popper dip, too?
  • Add your favorite cooked meats and veggies including bell peppers, onions and black olives!

Raw Pizza Bites being brushed with olive oil

Pizza bites are so versatile, they can also be dressed up for a more upscale presentation! Just add basil, red pepper flakes, or a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese and watch everyone come back for more!

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Pizza Bites

These Pizza Snack Bites are the perfect snack for game day, or after school!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
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  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese cut into 16 cubes, or shredded
  • 3 ounces sliced pepperoni chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
  • pizza sauce for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400°F and spray a 9x9 baking dish with non-stick spray, set aside.
  • Divide dough into 16 pieces. Roll each out into a ¼ inch thick circle.
  • Add equal parts cheese and pepperoni into the center of each circle. Pinch together the corners of the dough and create a ball.
  • Place the balls, seam side down, into the prepared baking dish.
  • After all the balls have been made and are in the dish, brush the tops with olive oil and sprinkled on garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until the dough is fully cooked and the rolls are golden brown.
  • Serve with warmed pizza sauce for dipping.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 171 | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
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  1. Me and my son made these tonight, wow! Big hit.. even my picky son couldn’t resist eating these. We dunked them in pizza sauce, they were amazing 5 stars

  2. These are pretty darn good! I will say that at the top of the recipe it says 12 min bake time, but in the instructions it says 20. Might be good to have them match. We like to put veggies in there too.5 stars

  3. I will try this recipe tomorrow. I bought a $1 pizza from Save A Lot and it was bad! The $1.99 pizza was pretty good but I guess there is a point of no return LOL.