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5.17.2010

Pizza Balls

For lack of a better term, we call these Pizza Balls.  You could also call them The-Fastest-And-Easiest-Snack-There-Is-To-Make-That-Are-Mmmm-Good!  Make these then tell me the name you chose.  
 I bought a can of pizza dough (found in the refrigerated section where they keep biscuits and pie crusts).  The cans of pizza dough come in thick crust and thin crust.  We used one of each. There was really not that much of a difference. I used Pillsbury brand.
I spread the dough on my handy-dandy-plastic-roll-out-the-dough-sheet.  By doing that I was just getting more pizza balls for my money!  
  I took my knife and cut the dough into (somewhat) equal squares. I then topped each square with shredded mozzarella cheese and mini pepperoni's.  (Did you even know they had mini pepperoni's???? They are so cute!  They can be found right beside the bags of regular pepperoni's.) It was when I saw the bag of mini pepperoni that I knew I had to come up with something to make with them!  
 I then took the corners and mushed them together (very technical cooking terms, I realize!) I shaped the formerly-a-square-and-now-a-mound into the best ball shape I could. I then put them into a glass casserole dish I had sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray. I put the balls in fairly close together. After I had the pan filled with pizza balls, I sprinkled shredded Parmesan cheese and dry Italian seasoning across the top.  I then baked them at 350 degrees.
(The white you see on these is just the flour from when I rolled the dough out.)   I baked the pizza rolls until they were a golden brown.  The first batch we made we only used the pepperoni's inside.  Since then we have used (cooked) sausage and Canadian bacon (that comes in a fairly small size). We always use mozzarella and sometimes add a shredded yellow cheese in as well.
The pizza balls pull apart from each other and pop right into your mouth in one bite.  They are a fast, easy and tasty treat. 
Obviously, you can tell by looking that I did not strive for perfection on the shape of the pizza balls. The taste was perfect though!

We have also made homemade Marinara sauce to dip the pizza balls in. We used a small can of tomato paste, added a can of water, some spices and heated it up.  Some of my kids like dipping them into plain 'ole Ranch dressing.

Whatever you call them or however you choose to fill them, they are delicious.  It probably took you longer to read this post than it will be to make a batch.  Dip and enjoy!
 I have linked with Foodie Friday.  You will love it.

8 comments:

  1. Those look so good, hey if it's easy, I'm there!!

    xo
    LeAnn
    P.S. Thank you for being so encouraging to me in all of my decorating trials. I think I'm finally there. I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you:)

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  2. Everyone in my home will be wild about these wonderful bites of Italy! And I will love them because they are so easy to make. I wonder if I could make these and freeze them and when we want some pop them into the oven.

    Delicious and yummy! Wonderful and creative post!!!
    Yvonne

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  3. I think these are so cute! My family will love them! I love your way of explaining the recipe too! Joni

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  5. I love pizza! These look so good AND easy!!

    http://christinascreativeside.blogspot.com/2010/05/tortilla-chip-cutouts.html

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  6. This is a great idea - I'm going to make them for the kids and hubby. They'll be thrilled.

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  7. I have to try this when the little grands come to town as they are the perfect size for little hands to hold...and for the adults too:-) Thanks for sharing your recipe with me.
    Joyce

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  8. This would be a perfect snack for the Youth Group - or for me! :) Little pizza goodness!

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