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Pizza Bites (3 Ways, with Veggies!)

Fluffy pizza bites are a delicious lunch or dinner option—and you can customize the filling to please your kids! We like these with a little side of warmed marinara sauce for dipping.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 259kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough (homemade or purchased; 16 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets, shredded carrots, or chopped pepperoni
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp pizza seasoning (or Italian seasoning)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce (slightly warmed)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and grease a 9-inch pie plate (or 9x9-inch square baking pan) with nonstick spray.
  • Divide the dough into 16 pieces.
  • Flatten each dough piece into a round circle. Add about 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese and broccoli, carrot OR pepperoni. (Do one option per bite.)
  • Fold the dough around the filling, making a little ball. Place, seam sides down, into the prepared baking dish. Repeat to make the rest of the bites. The should fit tightly into the dish.
  • Brush the tops of the bites with olive oil. Sprinkle on the Parmesan and pizza seasoning (or Italian seasoning). Let rest for 10 minutes. Poke the top of each bite with a fork. (This allows steam to escape and helps prevent the cheese from running out.)
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes and serve warm with slightly warmed pizza sauce, if desired.

Video

Notes

  • To make ahead: Make the recipe and let them cool. Cover tightly with plastic wrap or transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for 3-5 days. Warm in a 375 degree oven for 5-8 minutes or in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or until warmed through.
  • You can also freeze them in a sealed freezer bag for up to 3 months.
  • Use homemade pizza dough or a purchased ball of dough from the supermarket.
  • Use any other pizza topping you prefer in place of the ones I used. You can also just use cheese in the filling.
  • Serve with warmed pizza sauce or marinara, if desired, for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 3mg