Mini Pizza Bites! Bite sized pizza goodness!! Super EASY to make and you won’t have half eaten slices of pizza anymore leftover from your kids!
OK you guys. . so I’m pretty excited about Sunday’s game. . do you guys actually watch the game, or hang out by the food table and eat? I do a little of both . . and if the food is good, watch out. I might be small but I can eat.
As I said in my last post, Super Bowl food is real, yo. It’s serious business. I think it’s all about balance. A good balance of somewhat healthy and not-so-healthy (my husband totally disagrees and thinks it should all be the greasy, not-so-healthy eats . . and so does every man on the planet I’m sure). And you have to have a good mix of finger foods, appetizers, wings, nachos, guacamole, and greasy, drippy, delicious burgers and hot dogs.
I was going to do something crazy and make a huge nachos pizza today. Like a real pepperoni pizza loaded with nachos fixings on top. But then I was like, how would you eat it? Would the tortilla chips be in there, like on top of the pizza like real nachos? And then there would be a sogginess factor, which I can’t deal with when it comes to pizza. So that went out the window.
And then I thought why not make mini pizza bites? They might look messy but these babies just pop right out of the muffin pan and into your mouth (or onto a serving platter if you do proper things like that).
Load these with pepperoni or make them vegetarian, or do both like I did here.
These mini pizza bites are seriously so easy to make and trust me, this might be the first appetizer to disappear!
Mini Pizza Bites
- 1 package 13.8 oz ready made pizza dough (I used Pillsbury)
- 1 to 1 1/4 cups tomato sauce
- 4 oz. cremini mushrooms diced
- 1/2 cup black olives sliced
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- fresh parsley diced for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
- Roll out pizza dough and cut into 24 triangles. Place each pizza dough triangle into each mini muffin cup, leaving the two ends of the triangle sticking out (these will help you pull out the pizza bites easier after baking).
- Top each dough triangle with 1 teaspoon of tomato sauce, and then load on the toppings: place pepperonis in (sticking up is ok), mushrooms and black olives if using, or just the mushrooms and black olives if making veggie pizza bites. Top each cup with some shredded mozzarella cheese and fresh parsley.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until pizza crust is browned and cooked through. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
If you’re here because you watched my segment on WISC-TV, thank you! On the segment, I showed another super EASY way to make these pizza rolls: Once you roll out the pizza dough, don’t cut! Simply spread on the tomato sauce and top with your toppings (but don’t go crazy; will be harder to roll). Try to keep the toppings in a single layer. Roll up the dough, slice, place into your prepared (either greased or sprayed) muffin tin pan and BAKE! Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the dough is cooked through. Enjoy!
Absolutely Tara says
These look great! I’m looking for foods I can make ahead and freeze for my kids lunches and these are very feasible! Thanks for sharing.
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
Who can resist these bite-sized pieces of heaven?? I can only imagine how fast these babies will be swiped up!
Linda |Brunch with Joy says
Alice, I love how these mini pizza bites look. Perfectly bite-size portion and I think I can pop 6 of them (or more) just for myself.
These look great!! Definitely adding them to my repertoire!! Freezing them for lunches is a great idea too Tara. I definitely watch the game – and yell and scream and cheer LOL!!
The only thing better than pizza is mini pizzas! These look so delicious, and I love vegetarian or meat flavors. 🙂 I do watch the game if it’s a good one, and I’m really hoping for a nail biter come Sunday!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
I could care less about the game. But the food, I’m all over it. These bites don’t stand a chance around me. They look delicious, Alice!
Courtney @ NeighborFood says
EEEP! I love these so much. Wish I had a few for lunch right now! They look so good!
These look so good and your photos.. flawless!! 🙂
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
Haha, I usually watch the game while sitting right next to the food table! Best of both worlds.
These mini pizza bites are so genius! I never would have thought to stick pizza dough into a muffin tin!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Haha, nachos pizza sounds like something I would do, too! A little hard to handle though. Love these little pizza bites!
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
What an awesome idea – not just for the Super Bowl, but for any party. They’d be a huge hit! Love these, Alice!!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Yum! I could eat all of these.
I am going to watch the Super Bowl for the first time this year. Super exciting.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
I pretty much adore these like for real for real. I love that you used premade pizza dough to speed up the process. Also, I don’t watch the game. I wait for the commercials and the half time and eat.
Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence says
I am looking forward to the game, well, mostly the commercials! I am usually the person hanging out at the food table and pop in when the commercials come on. These pizza bites are just perfect! I love that they are just oozing with toppings. I could easily eat all of these. 🙂
Maya @ Treats and Eats says
These are so cute! Plus they look easy and delicious, what a great win-win!
These mini pizza bites are so adorable, Alice! Love how easy they are to make and customize too! Making half vegetarian and half pepperoni sounds perfect for everyone on game day!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Alice – these look gorgeous – such a fun appetizer indeed!
My Inner Chick says
I’m making these for my guys!! WOW. x
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
Oh these look sooooo good Alice! Can I pop like a dozen in my mouth? Normally, I way more interested in the food than the game. But with my current team facing off against my former team, I guess I’ll have to pay attention to the game! 🙂
Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire says
Uuuhh, this is genius and I need them in my life asap!! And those pizza nachos. I feel like that can still be a thing (my stomach is begging for it to be a thing).
Maria|Pink Patisserie says
I absolutely love little bites like this Alice. Absolutely perfect for the day the Seahawks are going to win the Super Bowl!! 🙂 Go Hawks!!
Maryanne @ the little epicurean says
Mini pizza bites are such a great idea! I don’t mind watching football, but during the Super Bowl- I’m usually the one sitting by the food waiting for the half time show. Unless it’s baseball…then don’t bother me! 🙂
It’s absolutely amazing! Omomomomom! I’m in love with this cute mini pizza bites :D!
First, thank you SO much for the kind comment on my site this morning! So full of love!
And second, can I come to your house for the game? Please? 😉
I am the one hanging out by the food on Sunday! I would be all over these.
So creative, cute and easy to make! Love these pizza cups 🙂 Of course I stay by the food table and don’t care about the game !
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says
What a super fun idea for Super Bowl! We just decided to throw a party so now I’m scrambling for ideas – these sound perfect!
I so have to make these for my brothers! They look super awesome, Alice. Yum, Yum, YUM!
Sarah | Broma Bakery says
Oh, I’m so with you- you’ve gotta have a balance between the super greasy foods and the, erm, less greasy foods. Because no one wants a food coma in the third quarter! These look delish as always, Alice!
I probably won’t be watching the game, but I am always willing to snack on some delicious appetizers. I might even be able to wait until Sunday to make these. They look so good!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I definitely hang out by the food for the Super Bowl as I really don’t watch much of the game! These pizza bites look gorgeous, Alice! I love how easy these are to customize depending on your tastes. This is definitely the perfect game time snack! Delish!
Jolena @TheRubyKitchen says
I love anything mini, especially for a party. What a great alternative to regular pizza – and not having long wait times for delivery or takeout!
David @ Spiced says
I’m pretty sure I want to eat that entire tray of pizza bites! I love the idea of baking them in a muffin tin…how creative is that?? As long as I have a tray of these in my lap, I’m pretty sure I won’t care who wins the Super Bowl this year! Pinned!
I don’t care anything about the game. It’s all about the food for me. These pizza bites look incredible! I know they would disappear in a hurry at our house.
Duh, food is the main event, then commercials, right? Who cares about football anyway. Haha LOVE these mini pizza bites, Alice!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Total snack time domination…these are unreal!!! Yum!
Julie | This Gal Cooks says
OH yes! These are happening on Super Bowl Sunday. I started making my list of appetizers last night and there is definitely room for these on that list!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Now I don’t watch the superbowl.. but I definitely will be making these cute pizza bites. They look so moorish and addictive Alice!
These are so cute! I am definitely wanting some of these right now!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Can I have a dozen please? NOW? I am so craving pizza!
Whoa, your pizza bites look spectacular! And I’m sure I could pack away a LOT of these gems!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
Saw these on insta and DIED. They look so great! I love pizza and I love mini food… yum!
I can see that game day means seriously tasty business in your household too! Although I don’t know much about the match, I could get totally inspired by the food. Mini pizza bites sound like the ultimate Man food snack!
Jersey Girl Cooks says
I don’t know why I’ve never made these before! Perfect for the game this weekend!
Allie | Baking a Moment says
These look even better than actual pizza Alice! And that is no small feat my friend 😉 I think I could eat that whole tray by myself! Such a fun idea….
These pizza bites look irresistible!!!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
What perfect little bites for game day, I’d inhale these! 🙂
Kathleen | HapaNom says
I’m totally there for the food! And I would definitely go to any party that served these – whoa! I love that made an entire pizza in just a few bites. This is very creative!
Susan | Simple Healthy Kitchen says
bite size pizza…hello…amazing! Things are getting a little crazy here in Seattle this week …I just might have to up the ante a bit and bring these to Sundays Super Bowl party! (GO HAWKS!)
aida mollenkamp says
Oh, my, these look fabulous!
Andrea @ Chocolate & Sea Salt says
These look amazing! SO cute. And yes, football Sunday (esp Superbowl Sunday) is ALL about the food! Pinning these 🙂
Ali @ Home & Plate says
I can’t wait to try these. My boys are big pizza fans. I think it will be fun to make these with them helping. Thanks for sharing.