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Pizza Poppers


My kids are absolutely crazy for pizza poppers. Those bite sized balls of pizza that you simply can’t stop popping into your mouths. You know the ones! Best part, with a little help of Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough I can have these made in well under 30 minutes. They’re fantastic as an after school snack, for lunch, dinner, AND when your kids are  having friends sleepover {great way to score a few extra cool Mom points}. They can stuff them with anything they like so go ahead and have a few toppings laid out and let them do it themselves!


We’ve stuffed ours today with mini pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. I find my mini pepperoni in the deli meats section, they’re the perfect size. If you can’t find them, not to worry, simple cut a large sized pepperoni in half. Crisis averted.

For a more elegant popper try adding ricotta and spinach and brushing the tops with garlic herb butter! A great appetizer for your holiday parties!

Pizza Poppers
What you’ll need:
13.8 ounces Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust – cut into 1″ pieces
24 mini pepperoni slices
24 small cubes mozzarella cheese
8 ounces Tomato Sauce
2 tablespoons unsalted butter – melted

What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. To assemble pizza poppers: Using your palm, press down on the 1″ section of dough. Form a circle. To the middle add: 1-2 pieces of pepperoni, 1 cube of mozzarella. Bring sides to center and pinch together sealing edges. Gently shape into a ball. Place shaped balls seam side down onto a non-stick baking sheet. Continue until all balls are assembled.

3. Lightly brush tops with melted butter. Bake for approximately 10 minutes OR until balls are lightly golden.

4. Serve with a side of tomato sauce for dipping.

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