Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza Bites

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Skip the pizza delivery! Enjoy these easy, cheesy pepperoni Pizza Bites hot and fresh from the oven. You’ll want to double the batch!

Skip the pizza delivery! Enjoy these easy, cheesy pepperoni Pizza Bites hot and fresh from the oven. You'll want to double the batch!

Skip the pizza delivery! Enjoy these easy, cheesy pepperoni Pizza Bites hot and fresh from the oven. You'll want to double the batch!

If my husband ever suggests a recipe, I immediately take notice.

He just doesn’t get excited about food the way I do. So, in those rare instances when he [gasp] emails me a recipe, I fall over myself with joy and enthusiasm.

I bet you can guess where this is going.

Yes: HE (Jim) is the one who found today’s recipe. He emailed me the link. Subject: “this looks like it would be fun to make”.

Sorry pizza delivery boys, we’re rendering you obsolete.

Skip the pizza delivery! Enjoy these easy, cheesy pepperoni Pizza Bites hot and fresh from the oven. You'll want to double the batch!

These Pizza Bites are perfect for so many reasons:

  1. They start with exploding biscuits. You know, the cans that pop open.
  2. Cheese + Pepperoni
  3. It doesn’t feel like a weekend if there’s no pizza.
  4. Cheaper than delivery.
  5. Because it’s football season!

But really, I could go on and on, and I’m sure you have your own reasons to add to this list. These Pizza Bites are, quite simply, a great idea. Thank you, Mr. Reddit person.

A standard can of exploding biscuits contains 8 biscuits. You’ll be cutting each one in half, flattening it into a small disk, stuffing it with cheese & pepperoni, and shaping it into a tiny Pizza Surprise ball.

Skip the pizza delivery! Enjoy these easy, cheesy pepperoni Pizza Bites hot and fresh from the oven. You'll want to double the batch!

Then, arrange the Pizza Surprise balls in a baking dish. Stuff the spaces between the Pizza Surprise balls with pepperoni, top with cheese, and add some fresh chopped parsley if you like the color green.

Skip the pizza delivery! Enjoy these easy, cheesy pepperoni Pizza Bites hot and fresh from the oven. You'll want to double the batch!

I have adapted the original baking time and temperature, but “until golden brown” is a good rule of thumb here.

I love marinara sauce on the side for dipping, and this easy recipe takes just a few minutes and 5 pantry ingredients. You can easily whip it up while the Pizza Bites are in the oven.

By the way, pretty sure this recipe feeds TWO. Yeah. Just sayin’. You may want to double or triple the batch…

Skip the pizza delivery! Enjoy these easy, cheesy pepperoni Pizza Bites hot and fresh from the oven. You'll want to double the batch!

Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Yield: 8 servings (2 bites each)

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Total Time: 35 min

Skip the pizza delivery! Enjoy these easy, cheesy pepperoni Pizza Bites hot and fresh from the oven. You'll want to double the batch!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can refrigerator biscuits, halved
  • 1 (8 ounce) block mozzarella cheese, cut into sixteen (½ ounce) pieces
  • About 60 pieces of pepperoni (from 6 ounce package)
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish, optional
  • Marinara sauce, for dipping, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Form each biscuit half into a circle and flatten into a disk. Top with one piece of pepperoni, a ½ piece of mozzarella cheese, and a second piece of pepperoni.
  3. Fold the sides of the biscuit up and over the pepperoni and cheese until it is completely covered. Shape into a ball and place in the prepared pan. Repeat with remaining biscuit halves, 30 pepperoni pieces, and mozzarella cheese pieces.
  4. When all the pizza bites have been formed and placed in the baking dish, arrange the remaining pepperoni (about 24 pieces) between the biscuits. Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese and garnish with parsley if desired.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the biscuits are golden brown. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping, if desired.
Inspired by Reddit.

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7 comments

  1. This is such a genius idea! Love how uncomplicated and easy it is, yet looks stunning and delicious!

    Any suggestion for the can of refrigerator biscuits since you can’t find those where I live. What could I use instead?

    • Hi Stella! Thanks for your comments. You could use any kind of store-bought or homemade pizza dough (or frozen bread dough). They are all delicious! Thanks again.

  2. Oh I know what you’re talking about! Boyfriend always tells me to stop showing him recipe links+photos and rather make them, he’ll be more enthusiastic when he can taste it, when for me it is enough to look at an apetizing photo :-)

    This is such a genius recipe, love how uncomplicated and quick it is, and also how stunning and delicious it looks!

    But you can’t find “can of refrigerator biscuits” where I live, any suggestion what I could use instead?

  3. Hi Meggan!
    Sorry for the duplicate comment, my browser froze.

    Thanks, I’ll try that :-)

  4. any way this works with a glass dish for the oven???

    • Absolutely, I don’t see why not! I haven’t tried it, but it’s just like anything else – brownies, cake mixes, whatever. You should have no issue using a glass dish. With cakes mixes, etc. the oven temperature is the same for metal and glass pans, it’s just a lower temp if you use dark or nonstick. So you should be fine! Maybe check it 5 minutes early just in case?

  5. Thank you! Just put them in the oven :)

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