Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are delicious and made with simple homemade or canned pizza dough, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and parmesan. These stuffed pizza bites are perfect for pizza night and the whole family will love them! 

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites

If there’s one food that my whole family loves to eat, it’s definitely pizza.

On the weekends, we frequently enjoy having pizza and movie nights and when we’re not ordering out, we love to make these Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites homemade.

These delicious cheese stuffed pizza bites are made simple with homemade or canned pizza dough, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, lightly brushed with olive oil, and topped with garlic, herbs, and sprinkled Parmesan.

They bake to a golden, cheesy perfection in just 12-15 minutes and they’re so good you might want to make a double batch!

In case you’re a pizza lover too, then keep reading below for the full recipe on how to make cheese stuffed pepperoni pizza bites and check out my full video tutorial over here.

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Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

Stuffed Pizza Bites

These Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are one of our family’s favorites for pizza night and they really could not be more simple to make!

You only need just a few simple ingredients and best of all they can be made in under 20 minutes time.

 

Pepperoni Pizza Bites Ingredients:
  • Pizza Crust – You can use refrigerated canned pizza dough or homemade. We used to use canned, but now prefer our 2-ingredient pizza dough.
  • Pepperoni Slices – You’ll need 24 large slices (one for each)
  • Mozzarella String Cheese – You will need 8 total, cut into thirds, and then into 3 small pieces.
  • Seasonings – Italian seasoning and garlic powder add so much flavor to these delicious pizza bites.
  • Olive Oil – For brushing on top of the pizza bites
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese – Added on top and baked until golden and crispy.
  • Pizza Sauce or Marinara Sauce – For delicious dipping
Kitchen Tools Needed:

 

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

Homemade Pizza Bites Variations

The great thing about this cheese pizza bites recipe, is it can easily be adjusted for you and your family’s preferences.

We love switching up the flavors from time to time, and it’s a great way to involve the kids with cooking.

 

Pizza Dough – This recipe can be made with canned pizza dough, homemade pizza dough, biscuit dough, or crescent roll dough. I prefer using this easy homemade dough.

Cheese – Mozzarella is a classic pizza choice, but feel free to use your favorite cheese instead. Colby & Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, or Gouda would all be yummy!

Meat – Don’t like pepperoni? Feel free to substitute or mix and match with sausage, ham, grilled chicken, meatballs, or bacon.

Veggies – To make these stuffed pizza bites more wholesome, you can add in onion, peppers, diced tomato, or mushrooms.

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

Pepperoni Pizza Bites Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use homemade pizza dough for stuffed pizza bites?

Yes! Our family used to use canned pizza dough for this recipe, but we now prefer to make it using our delicious and easy 2-Ingredient Pizza Dough.

It only takes just a few minutes to make, and is WAY better than canned.

You’ll need a half batch of this recipe, or you can easily double this recipe for the full batch.

 

Can I use biscuits or crescent rolls for stuffed pizza bites?

Yes, you can, although the taste and texture will be slightly different.

You will also probably need to adjust the baking times, as indicated below.

 

Can you bake the pizza bites in a different pan?

Yes! These pizza bites are versatile and can be made several ways.

 

How to Make in a Muffin Pan:

Grease a 12 count muffin pan, place 2 stuffed pizza bites in each tin, and bake in the oven for 9-12 minutes, or until a light golden brown.

Or if you want muffin pizzas, try my Mini Pepperoni Pizza Muffins, which are also super quick and easy and delicious!

 

How to Make on a Baking Sheet: 

Place stuffed pizza bites evenly spaced apart on a large, parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until they are a light golden brown.

 

What’s good to dip pizza rolls in?
  • Marinara sauce
  • Ranch dressing
  • Meat sauce
  • Cheese dip
  • Or pretty much anything – ha!

 

What goes good with stuffed pizza bites?

These pizza bites go with virtually anything, and they can be enjoyed as an appetizer or for dinner served alongside a salad, corn, and your favorite dipping sauce.

Our family actually loves having appetizer nights for dinner sometimes, where we make 2 or 3 of our favorites and enjoy them together.

Here’s some of my favorites to pair with pepperoni cheese stuffed pizza bites for a party!

How to Store Leftover Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites:

These pizza bites always go quick in our house and we rarely have leftovers, but in case you do, store leftover pizza bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

To reheat, place in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, until warm and the cheese has melted.

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

More Homemade Pizza Recipes

Looking for more pizza recipes? Here’s some other delicious pizza night meals you’ll love!

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

How to Make Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites

Step 1:

To make these pepperoni cheese stuffed pizza bites, start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees and spraying a round, glass baking dish or cake pan with non-stick spray.

Step 2: 

Unwrap 8 mozzarella string cheeses and use a pizza cutter  to cut each one into thirds, and each third into smaller pieces, if desired. The cheese will melt inside and create an ooey gooey center that’s delicious!

Step 3: 

Next, spread your homemade or canned pizza dough on a large cutting board or baking sheet.

Use a pizza cutter and cut the crust into 24 even pieces.

Cutting tip: To get as even pieces as possible, I’ve found it’s easiest to make three cuts long-ways, then cut in half horizontally, then cut each halve three ways, giving you 24 pieces total.

Place a pepperoni on each piece.

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

Step 4: 

Next top with the string mozzarella cheese pieces.

I prefer cutting the string cheese into smaller pieces, as it melts easier, and it makes it easier to form into the pizza balls.

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

Step 5: 

Roll each piece up into a tight ball, pinching the seams together on the bottom.

Place side-by-side, bottom side down into the glass baking dish.

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

Step 6: 

Stir together the seasonings and shredded Parmesan and combine with the olive oil.

Use a basting brush to spread evenly on top of the cheese stuffed pizza bites and place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the pizza bites are a light golden brown.

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

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Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Description

Easy Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are delicious and made with homemade or canned pizza dough, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and parmesan. These stuffed pizza bites are perfect for family pizza night and take less than 20 minutes to make!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 Roll Refrigerated Pizza Crust Dough or Homemade Pizza Dough
  • 24 Pepperoni Slices
  • 8 Mozzarella String Cheeses, cut into thirds or smaller pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Pizza or Marinara Sauce for Dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a round glass baking dish or cake pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Unwrap the mozzarella string cheese and use a pizza cutter to cut each one into thirds, and each third into smaller pieces, if desired.
  3. Open and spread out your canned or homemade pizza dough on a pan or large cutting board. Use a pizza cutter and cut the crust into 24 even pieces. Cutting tip: To get as even pieces as possible, I’ve found it’s easiest to make three cuts long-ways, then cut in half horizontally, then cut each halve three ways, giving you 24 pieces total.
  4. Place a pepperoni on each piece and top with the string mozzarella cheese pieces. Roll each piece up into a tight ball, pinching the seams together on the bottom. Place side-by-side, bottom side down into a glass baking dish.
  5. Stir together the seasonings and shredded Parmesan and combine with the olive oil. Brush evenly on top of the cheese stuffed pizza bites using a pastry brush.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes* or until the pizza bites are a light golden brown. (As always, oven times may vary)
  7. Serve immediately with pizza sauce and enjoy!
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Notes

Store leftover pizza bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

To reheat, place in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, until warm and the cheese has melted.

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Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

Don’t these cheese stuffed pizza bites look delish?!

Our family definitely can’t get enough of them and we love eating these pizza bites with salad and corn or serving it along other appetizers such as my delicious Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip and tortilla chips!


Hope you enjoyed today’s recipe and will give these Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites a try the next time you want a pizza night in! Are you a pizza lover too? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites are made with canned pizza dough or crescent rolls, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, and topped with garlic, herbs, and Parmesan. These delicious stuffed pizza rolls are perfect for family pizza night and a great appetizer or snack for parties. #pizzabites #pizzarolls #pizzarecipes #pizzasnack #appetizers 

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  1. Sherri wrote:

    I made these and they tasted great. Unfortunately the initial learning curve on getting 24 equal squares of dough took a fairly long time. I hope next time i can do it quicker

    Posted 2.8.22 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks, Sherri! I also struggled with this initially, but found it’s helpful to cut it in half long ways, then cut both those pieces in half as well. Then cut it in half horizontally, and then divide both those halves into three even horizontal cuts, giving you a total of 24 even pieces. (Sorry if that sounds confusing, it’s easier to show it). I’ll be adding a video to this post soon and might also update with a better visual guide for this part. Also, using a pizza cutter definitely helps make it quicker vs. a knife.

      Posted 2.9.22 Reply
  2. Angie wrote:

    I love these! In haste, I grabbed crescent sheets and didn’t catch it until it was too late. I dropped back and threw a hail-Mary into the mini muffin tins and scored the TD! These shall live in my “go-to” file for sleepovers and late night snacks!

    Posted 10.16.21 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Angie, we love these too and I’m so glad they worked out great for you with the crescent sheet swap! Have a great day! 🙂

      Posted 10.17.21 Reply
  3. Nadine wrote:

    These look so fun! Zoe loves pizza bites, I will have to make them for her.

    Posted 3.24.20 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes! Our kids love anything pizza and these are delicious! Hope ya’ll love them.

      Posted 3.24.20 Reply
  4. Stephanie wrote:

    They look so good

    Posted 3.21.20 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Stephanie! Our family loves them! 🙂

      Posted 3.23.20 Reply