Stuffed pizza bites

photo of a pan of stuffed pizza bites

I’ve been pretty obsessed with pizza lately. The other day I had a craving for pizza bites. While I love the easy pepperoni pizza puffs I made, I was craving something with actual pizza dough. So I set about making some pizza dough balls, and decided to stuff them with pepperoni and mozzarella.
photo of one pizza bite
The funny thing is, I’ve actually made these before, but forgot. I thought my pizza balls had just been pizza dough dipped in marinara sauce, and that this was a new variation because I stuffed them. But I just looked back at my old post and apparently those were stuffed too. Oh well. These were still ridiculously good.
close-up photo of a pan of Stuffed pizza bites
Fluffy pizza dough, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce. All the ingredients in a pizza but in a cute bite-sized pull-apart ball form. The whole pie plate full of these pizza bites were gone within minutes. Yikes.
photo of a pizza bite dipped in sauce

To save time, you can use refrigerated pizza dough. I used premade dough last time. So this time, I decided to take the time to make homemade pizza dough. Homemade pizza dough is really easy to make, but you do have to prepare it ahead of time since it needs to rise.
photo showing how the pizza bites are madeclose-up photo showing the inside of a pizza bite

Stuffed Pizza Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6


  • 1/2 pizza dough enough for one pizza I used this recipe or you can use premade dough
  • 15 pieces pepperoni chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • marinara sauce for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a 9-inch pie pan. Make round balls with pizza dough, about 1 inch in diameter. Flatten dough balls and stuff with cheese and pepperoni before sealing dough balls back up.

  2. Place finished dough balls into pie pan, lining them next to each other and covering plate.

  3. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on top of the balls. Bake for about 20 minutes until tops are golden brown.

  4. Serve warm with a side of marinara sauce.


Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Pizza Bites
Amount Per Serving (0.17 of recipe)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 396mg17%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
Net Carbs 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.



4 comments on “Stuffed pizza bites”

  1. These sound just delicious! I havnt had pizza for a while and you certainly have me craving the comforting cheesy-meaty combo now indeed, gorgeous recipe 🙂

  2. Nice- I was looking for a snack when the kids come in late tonight. This works!

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