Pizza Poppers

Pizza Poppers
With the football playoffs here I have been trying out new recipes for the party for the Big Game! I have had these pizza poppers from Oh Bite It bookmarked to try for a while and now was the perfect time to make them! You really cannot go wrong taking something already great like pizza, making small bite sized balls and then frying until golden brown and crispy!

These pizza poppers a so easy to make! You pretty much just roll out the pizza dough, cut it into squares, top it with your favorite pizza ingredients, wrap the up and fry them. After they have been cooked you can sprinkle on some parmesan and seasonings and serve them with hot pizza sauce for dipping.

Pizza Poppers

Pizza Poppers

Pizza Poppers

Pizza Poppers
These are so good dipped in pizza sauce. Lick your fingers clean good!

Pizza Poppers
Pizza Poppers

Pizza Poppers

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 24

All of the flavours of pizza rolled into balls and fried until golden brown and crispy! These little pizza poppers a stuffed with plenty of melted cheese and perfect when served with pizza sauce for dipping!



ingredients
  • 1 pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
  • 24 slices pepperoni
  • 24 1x1x1/4 inch pieces mozzarella
  • oil of frying
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1 teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce (homemade or store bought), hot
directions
  1. Roll the dough out into a 12x8 inch rectangle, cut into 24 2x2 inch squares, top with pizza filling and wrap them up sealing them tightly.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat and cook until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes, set aside in paper towels to drain, sprinkle on the mixture of the parmesan, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper and enjoy while warm, dipped into pizza sauce.

Option: Use your favourite pizza toppings.
Option: Instead of frying, place them in a baking dish with the sealed side down, brush with oil, sprinkle on the mixture of the parmesan, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper and bake in a preheated 400F oven until golden brown on top, about 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 138, Fat 8.7g (Saturated 2.4g, Trans 0.1g), Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 203mg, Carbs 10.8g (Fiber 0.8g, Sugars 0g), Protein 4.6g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

26 comments:

Jeanette said...

What a totally fun idea Kevin - you are the king of Super Bowl football snacks!

Jenny Flake said...

Perfect appetizer for the big game!!

Robyn | Add a Pinch said...

Okay, Kevin! These look amazing and simply perfect for every possible thing I can imagine! LOVE!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

The perfect game time snack!! Love the cheese inside!

Maria said...

Great game day food!

Heather Christo said...

OMG!! I feel like I could eat about a million of those!

Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker said...

Kevin, These are genius! Love all of that oozy gooey cheese!

Anonymous said...

I am going to try to brush these with butter and bake them in the oven...I wonder if that will work....they look awesome....

Tieghan said...

Prefect Super Bowl food!

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: These are also great baked!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Kevin, this pizza poppers look finger licking delicious!

Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures said...

The gooey melted cheese looks amazing! Scrumptious! What a great game day snack!

Gaby said...

The perfect game day snack! Dying over the gooey cheese!

Gwen said...

How fun! We are all about pizza around here and my kids will love these poppers, they've never had such a thing.

Marilyn said...

These look great - I'm going to try them with different fillings like sausage, meatballs and maybe shrimp. Hey how about clams casino? We love that pizza.

Serene@HouseofYumm said...

So much fun! They look delicious! I love all the melty cheese in the pictures! I bet those don't last long!

Gabinete Psicontigo said...

Ohhhh nice. I like it!!

mj said...

What kind of oil do you use for frying? What do you recommend?

Kevin Lynch said...

mj: Use a vegetable oil that has little or no flavour. I tend to stay away from olive oils for frying things like this.

vanillasugarblog said...

How did you get the dough to seal up good? Mine hardly do.
Going to try them again....

Kevin Lynch said...

vanillasugarblog: I tried to minimize flouring the dough so it was pretty sticky, otherwise a touch of water helps.

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Such a fun appetizer recipe :)

John said...

Just made these last night with some chopped up pepperoni and jalepenos. Really good but I probably went a little too light on the cheese. 2-3 tbsp of shredded mozz would have been better than the 1 tbsp I used.

nika said...

how do you do it with store-bought pizza dough? i mean, since they are already round, do you still have to knead it or you can just cut 2x2 squares out of them? Also, will they seal up good? thanks.

Kevin Lynch said...

nika: Just roll the store bought pizza dough out and slice it up. As long as you do not use a ton of flour when rolling the dough out it will seal easily. If it does not seal easily, dip your finger in a bit of water and run it around the edges before sealing.

s066694 said...

It was hard trying to find pizza adaptations. I'm glad I found this! By the way, does the number of servings really mean the number of poppers?

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