These mini pizza bites are made with a yeastless pizza dough, that’s ready in less than half the time of regular pizza! The dough is super easy to work with, and bakes up incredibly light and crispy. You can also fill these mini bites with whatever pizza toppings you like.
Pizza is already a plenty fun food – but it’s even funner when you make it mini AND use a no yeast pizza dough! Easy + delicious = this recipe!!
These tiny, one bite treats come together surprisingly quickly, and the dough is much easier to work with than a yeast pizza dough. So this is perfect if you’re still new to dough making and want a low fuss recipe!
Mini pizza bites ingredients:
• flour: all-purpose does the job fine (it’s what I usually use). But if you want an extra light and crisp dough, you can also use cake & pastry flour!
• baking powder: to help the dough rise, annnnnd it also helps crisp up the dough while it bakes!
• salt: to season
• water: for consistency
• olive oil: for flavor
• pizza sauce: to fill
• mozzarella: to fill
• your choice of filling: (optional) more on this below!
How to make mini pizza bites:
1. Whisk together dry ingredients.
2. Add water and oil to dry ingredients. Mix together until it comes together into a rough dough.
3. Knead. It shouldn’t take long, just about 2 to 3 minutes, or until you have a smooth dough.
4. Rest. The dough (and yourself) for 15 minutes. This is just to relax the gluten and make it easier to roll.
5. Roll. Divide the dough in half and roll both halves thin as you can without them breaking. It should be about the thickness of a tortilla. I like to roll the first half, then transfer it to a piece of parchment paper and set it aside while I roll the other half.
6. Fill. Working with half the dough, place little dollops of sauce (about 1/4 teaspoon) along the top of the dough, leaving about 1 inch of space between each one. Top with cheese and/or whatever fillings you’d like. Take care not to overfill! These guys like to explode!
7. Cut. Lightly wet the visible areas of dough with water (to help the top half of dough stick). Place the other rolled half of dough over the dough with the pizza fillings. Gently press the edges around the filling to seal. Cut into small bites, and pierce the top of each pizza bite with a knife or skewer to allow steam to escape.
8. Bake. Transfer onto a baking sheet and bake until golden brown! Cool slightly before serving.
Mini pizza bite fillings:
You can just fill your pizza bites with sauce and mozzarella (which is what I went with this time around!) or you can add whatever else you like! Just make sure to avoid overfilling the bites (they do like to explode in the oven), and do chop up any add-ins extra tiny so they fit!
Some popular add-ins include pepperoni, bell pepper, red onion, other cheeses, etc.! Try to avoid fillings that release a lot of moisture (eg mushrooms, pineapple, etc.) because it can cause your dough to end up soft or soggy.
… But if you ask me, pineapple does not belong on a pizza anyway. So, NO, thank YOU!
If you do want to add moisture packed ingredients, give them a quick sauté in a skillet before filling, and keep the filling to a bare minimum! But this technique doesn’t work too well with tomatoes and similar fruits and veggies that breakdown when cooked.
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Mini Pizza Bites Recipe
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 & 1/4 cups lukewarm water (about room temperature)
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- your choice of additional fillings (optional) * see notes
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine. Add water and oil to the dry ingredients. Mix together until it starts to form a rough ball of dough.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead the dough for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until it's smooth and soft. Cover the dough, and set aside to rest for about 15 minutes to make it easier to roll out.Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Uncover the dough, and divide in half. Roll each half of dough into about 1/8th of an inch thick. Working with one half of the dough, dollop small amounts of pizza sauce (about 1/4 teaspoon) over the top of the dough – leaving 1 inch of space between each dollop. Top each dollop of sauce with mozzarella (and any other toppings you like).
- Brush a light layer of water along the edges around the dollops of sauce and cheese (this is to help adhere the top dough). Take the other rolled half of dough and place it overtop the sauced and cheesed dough. Press down the edges around the filling to seal.
- Using a knife or pizza/pastry cutter, trim off the excess dough on the sides, and then cut out mini bites. Using a knife or skewer, pierce a small hole on top of each mini bite to allow steam to escape while it bakes.
- Transfer the portioned pizza bites to your parchment lined baking sheets, leaving about 1 inch of space between each one. Bake in the center of your preheated 400°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Cool slightly before serving!