Appetizers can be tricky as you want something that’s perfect for snacking, but not too filling. Also, you want a dish that’s tasty and substantial enough to keep your party guests satisfied until dinner is served. If you’re searching for that perfect appetizer, then you must try our pizza bites recipe. Ideal for a party or even for game day, this recipe makes 20 servings, and it offers up a lovely blend of cheddar cheese, pepperoni and marinara sauce. We hope you enjoy the recipe—if you think your friends and family might like it, consider sharing the recipe with them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.
Our pizza bites recipe is a real winner, and we’re confident that you and your family will love them. You’ll need the following ingredients to get started: six ounces of Cabot Mild Cheddar, Cabot Sharp Cheddar, or Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar (grated, preferably), some finely chopped pepperoni, two tubes of store-bought, refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, olive or vegetable oil and some marinara sauce. The directions below highlight everything you need to know about making the pizza bites, but here’s a quick tip: when prepping the pizza bites, remember to roll and stretch each biscuit on a floured surface. Moisten part of the bites’ edges, and place your filling in the center of each bite—basically, you then fold the other edge over, making a sort of mini-calzone.
Searching for another cheesy appetizer recipe? You can’t go wrong with our sausage cheddar balls—they feature all the meat and cheese you could want in a single bite! Cabot is a cooperative of 800 farm families, and collectively, we’ve been making award-winning cheeses for decades. We’re proud of all of our dairy products—from our cheddar cheeses to our Greek yogurts—and we’d love to hear any feedback you might have about our cheeses or recipes. After trying our pizza bites recipe, do us a favor, and rate and review the dish.
6 ounces Cabot Mild Cheddar, Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 1½ cups)
⅓ cup finely chopped pepperoni
2 (7.5-ounce) tubes regular-size refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (20 biscuits total)
Olive or vegetable oil
Marinara sauce (optional)
TOSS together cheese and pepperoni in bowl; set aside.
ROLL or stretch each biscuit into approximate 3½-inch circle, on floured work surface.
MOISTEN half of edge with water and place heaping tablespoon of filling in center. Fold circle in half over filling, pressing edges firmly together to seal.
PLACE large skillet over medium-low heat until hot. Lightly brush skillet with oil and add as many filled biscuits as will fit. Cook until browned on underside, about 2 minutes. Turn over and cook until browned on second side and cooked through to center, about 2 minutes longer. Meanwhile, heat small bowl of marinara sauce in microwave, if using.
TRANSFER filled biscuits to serving platter, brush skillet again and repeat with remaining biscuits (keep cooked ones warm in 200°F oven if not serving immediately).
Made double the recipe for a family get together and it was a big hit. Gone in less than 30 minutes.