Do you remember when Totinos pizza rolls came out a while back? They were popular among the after-school crowd, along with party hosts who needed an easy addition to their Super Bowl party food array. These pizza rolls are still as popular as ever.
If you’ve ever had a sudden craving for these delicious morsels, why not try making something similar at home? Introducing cake pop maker savory pizza bites.
Stuffed with everything you know and love about pizza, such as mozzarella cheese, bacon crumbles, and marinara sauce, you can cook them in a cake pop maker in a flash.
Use these little delights as after school snacks for your kids and you will be the most popular parent on the block.
The dough is the perfect combination of soft and crispy, thanks to the cake pop machine. This machine also makes this recipe a breeze since you don’t even have to turn your oven on. Simply pop them in and wait for flavors to cook and meld into a glorious pizza ball.
These savory pizza balls will store well in an airtight container and placed in a refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze them. Store them in freezer bags and pop them into the microwave or oven whenever you get the hankering for a pizza bite.
They are also marvelous dipped in some tangy marinara, or buttery garlic sauce if you want to get extra fancy.
How did your pizza balls turn out? Let us know in the comments!
Cake Pop Maker Savory Pizza Bites
- ¾ cup mozzarella cheese - shredded
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese - shredded
- 2 garlic cloves - finely minced
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning mix
- ¼ cup crunchy bacon bits - or diced ham
- 1 pizza dough ball (8 oz.) - or an 8 oz. sheet of puff pastry
- ½ cup pizza sauce - your favorite brand
- Salt and pepper - to taste
- Lightly oil the cake pop maker plates. Mix cheeses, garlic, olive oil, Italian seasoning, bacon, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Roll out dough on a floured table.
- Use a pizza cutter to cut out 24 squares. Alternatively, you can use a round cookie cutter to make circles.
- Place 1 tsp. of filling in one of the squares, close it in your hand and roll it to form an even ball. (If it gets sticky, you can add a bit of flour.) Repeat with the remaining squares. Preheat the cake pop maker.
- Place the balls in the cake pop maker. Close the lid and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until they are golden toned. If they didn’t brown evenly, you can flip them over and cook until golden on both sides.
- Repeat with remaining dough balls. Let cool 1 to 2 minutes.
- Serve with the pizza sauce or marinara!
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
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