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!
- 1 package (13.8 oz) ready made pizza dough (I used Pillsbury)
- 1 to 1¼ cups tomato sauce
- 4 oz. cremini mushrooms, diced
- ½ 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!