Stuffed Pizza Bites

These pizza bites taste just like pizza using a flattened biscuit and stuffing it full of cheese, pepperoni then baking until golden brown on top. Stuffed pizza bites are the hit of our house!

Pizza is a favorite in our home. Sometimes making it a little different makes it more fun like these pizza stuffed crescent rolls or pizza on a stick. My kids love the fun ways of making pizza and seem to eat them even quicker!

Pizza bites baked with parsley on top of it.

Stuffed Pizza Bites

Pizza night just got a fun twist with these stuffed pizza bites. So simple to make but beware, they don’t last long! Everyone can make their own and they are ready in less than 30 minutes. Serve the pizza bites warm and enjoy them in a marinara dipping sauce for a real pizza taste. These are perfect for snacking after school, serving for dinner with a side salad or just enjoying during game night as an appetizer. Just know they don’t last long!

I am so glad I found this recipe! My boys had so much fun making these with me. We all got to stuff our own little dough with our favorite toppings. The picky one only stuffed his with a block of cheese. But even the cheese ones were good! I loved how this switched up our normal pizza night. We all devoured these because they tasted so good. This is a recipe everyone should have!

A pizza bite pulled apart from the pan seeing the cheese and pepperoni in the middle.

Pizza Bites Ingredients:

Make these pizza bites so simple and only takes minutes to create each stuffed bite with your favorite toppings. Simple ingredients that comes together quickly and easily. Your whole family will love making these pizza bites!

  • Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits: Make it easy and simply pull apart and flatten a bit before stuffing full.
  • Pepperoni Slices: One to two slices are best. Add them in under the cheese.
  • Block of Cheese: Pick your favorite cheese and cut into cubes for it is evenly melt while baking.
  • Egg: Beat an egg and brush over top of the biscuits before baking.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Sprinkle over top for extra flavor.
  • Italian seasoning: Season the top of the egg wash to add that Italian pizza flavor.
  • Garlic Powder: You can’t go wrong with adding garlic in a pizza!
  • Pizza sauce: Serve with and dip your biscuits into it while warm.

How to Make Stuffed Pizza Bites:

Once you have one roll filled with the pizza favorites it is easy to just repeat and make the rest. My kids love making these and can now make them on their own. Game night tastes good with these stuffed pizza bites. In less than 30 minutes these are served warm and everyone is satisfied with a little snack.

  1. Prepare Cheese: Cut the block of cheese into at least 28 squares.
  2. Roll and fill the dough: Flatten a biscuit out and stack pepperoni and cheese on top. Gather up the edges of the biscuit.
  3. Add rolls to pan: Line the rolls up in a greased 9×13 in. pan. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes.
  4. Serve warm: Serve the rolls with warm pizza sauce for dipping.
Making pizza bites in a pillsbury dough with a pepperoni and square of cheese then folded into a ball and placed in a baking skillet and brushed with egg wash over top with seasonings.

Variations:

Mix and match the dough, cheese and even meat. Add in some little bites of vegetables and your family will have the best stuffed pizza anyone could ask for. For those little ones that are not fans of all the stuffing, just add a cube of cheese. Get creative. It is that simple and delicious!

  • Pizza Dough: If you prefer to make homemade dough this is my quick and easy dough that doesn’t take long at all.
  • Cheese: Use your favorite cheese like Colby & Monterey Jack or Cheese Stick to cut into cubes and stuff full.
  • Protein: Chicken, ham, sausage all are great ways to mix up the stuffed pizza flavors.
  • Vegetables: Cut into small pieces and add in mushrooms, bell peppers or onions for different types of pizza bites.
  • Fruit: Sliced tomatoes or pineapple are always fun to add into the

More Homemade Pizza Recipes:

  • Keto Pizza 
  • Skillet Pizza
  • Easy Grilled Pizza
  • The Easiest Homemade Pizza Ever!
  • Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pizza

 

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Stuffed Pizza Bites

These pizza bites taste just like pizza using a flattened biscuit and stuffing it full of cheese, pepperoni then baking until golden brown on top. Stuffed pizza bites are the hit of our house!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American
Keyword Pizza bites, Stuffed pizza bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 Pizza Bites
Calories 195kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits 10 biscuits per can
  • 56 Pepperoni Slices or favorite pizza toppings
  • 1 Block Cheese Colby & Monterey Jack or Cheese Stick
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 Jar Pizza Sauce To dip the bites in

Instructions

  • Cut the block of cheese into at least 28 squares.
  • Flatten a biscuit out and stack pepperoni and cheese on top.
  • Gather up the edges of the biscuit.
  • Line the rolls up in a greased 9×13 in. pan. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes.
  • Serve the rolls with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

Notes

Updated on March 14, 2020

Original Post on August 3, 2012

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
A pizza bite being dipped in marinara sauce.

 

Keto Caramel Slice (Millionaire’s Shortbread)

This post is sponsored by Wholesome sweeteners. The opinions and text are all my own. 

This Keto Caramel Slice Millionaire’s Shortbread is the most delicious layered dessert! If you haven’t heard of Millionaire’s Shortbread, there is a layer of crunchy shortbread, insanely delicious caramel and it’s topped with a heavenly chocolate layer. Plus, it’s only 5 net carbs per slice!

It’s no secret that I love desserts! These keto caramel slices feel super indulgent and always please my sweet tooth. The layers of shortbread along with the creamy caramel and deep dark chocolate layer is a combo made in heaven and are so delicious it’s hard to believe they’re keto.

The shortbread and stretchy keto caramel layers resemble traditional caramel bars and are achieved thanks to a new groundbreaking product from Wholesome called Allulose. The allulose helps the caramel with the color, texture, and flavor and is a godsend! If you haven’t tried Wholesome Allulose yet, you are in for a special treat. It’s exactly what we have been waiting for and will become your new favorite zero-calorie sugar substitute.

Skip the guilt when munching on this Millionaires Shortbread recipe because Wholesome Allulose doesn’t just taste good. It’s Non-GMO Certified, keto, gluten-free, vegan, and kosher, so it’s great for various diets. Another thing that I am excited about when using allulose is that it doesn’t have any calories or net carbs, plus it has zero glycemic impact so it won’t spike your blood sugar. How amazing is that?

If you are skeptical about sweetener alternatives, I understand and have been there too. Many of them leave a weird aftertaste that is almost bitter. With allulose, I am happy to say you don’t have to worry about that. There is no aftertaste, and it makes so much sense that it’s becoming very popular as an alternative to sugar.

What You Need To Make This Keto Caramel Slice Recipe

  • Butter: You can’t have shortbread without butter! It gives the shortbread that amazing buttery flavor and texture that’s irresistible.
  • Wholesome Granulated Allulose: You will need allulose for the shortbread and the caramel layers. The allulose browns very well and is great for making caramel sauce. I highly suggest using it as the caramel layer is super hard to achieve with other sweeteners.
  • Almond Flour: The base of the shortbread layer is the almond flour. It adds a slight almond flavor that’s out of this world amazing.
  • Baking Powder: You need a little bit of baking powder to ensure that the shortbread layer rises properly.
  • Vanilla Extract: You’ll need some vanilla for the shortbread layer, and it’s optional for the caramel. I think that the vanilla adds enough flavor that I don’t usually go without, but it’s entirely up to you.
  • Heavy Cream: The heavy cream is a huge asset to this keto dessert. It makes the caramel super deep, rich, and creamy.
  • Sugar-Free Chocolate: It’s fine to use any sugar-free chocolate that you like. It’s just important to make sure it’s sugar-free if you are eating keto.

How To Make Keto Millionaire’s Shortbread

Don’t worry, this recipe for millionaire’s shortbread is actually really easy. The part that takes the longest is to let it set up in the fridge, but it’s completely worth it.

Begin by preparing the shortbread layer and baking it in a parchment-lined pan. Mix together the shortbread ingredients and put the dough in pan. Use your fingers to spread the dough evenly and up to the edges. Bake it for 20 minutes or until it’s golden brown.

Prepare the caramel by whisking together the heavy cream and allulose in a saucepan. Mix until it has turned brown and thickened. This step will take a good 10-20 minutes depending on how big the pot is that you are using and how hot your stove-top is. Use a large (wide) pot or deep pan as it will help the caramel brown so much faster. Once the caramel is golden and the mixture has reduced by more than half, allow the caramel to cool for 10-15 minutes, then pour over the baked shortbread.

Take the sugar-free chocolate and melt it in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time. Stir and keep repeating until it’s soft and melted. Add the butter and whisk to incorporate and pour it on top of the caramel layer. Shake the pan gently to ensure that the chocolate covers all of the caramel.

You can sprinkle with sea salt and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. It should be firm when it’s ready. Then slice it into 16 pieces and keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks.

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Keto Caramel Slice (Millionaire’s Shortbread)

This Keto Caramel Slice Millionaire’s Shortbread is the most delicious layered dessert! There is a layer of crunchy shortbread, insanely delicious caramel and it’s topped with a heavenly chocolate layer.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, desserts, easy, keto, low-carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 297kcal

Equipment

  • Wholesome Allulose
  • 60% Bittersweet Chocolate
  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients

Shortbread

  • 2 tablespoons Wholesome allulose granulated
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Caramel

  • 1 cup wholesome allulose granulated
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (if desired)

Chocolate

  • 6 ounces sugar-free chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil

Instructions

To Make Shortbread Layer

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients for the shortbread and pat onto the lined baking pan. Press to even out. Bake 15 minutes or until the top of the shortbread starts to turn golden. 

To Make Caramel Layer

  • Whisk heavy cream and allulose in a medium-large saucepan over high heat, whisking and keeping a close eye on it so it doesn’t bubble over, until brown and thickened and has reduced by half. The caramel will take 10-20 minutes to turn golden depending on the size (width) of your pot and how hot your stove-top is. Cool for 10-15 minutes then pour onto prepared shortbread.

To Make Chocolate Layer:

  • Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments until softened. Add butter to the chocolate and whisk the melted chocolate and until creamy. Pour onto the cooled caramel layer. Gently shake the pan from side to side to help it spread.
  • Refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm. Slice into 16 pieces and store remaining slices in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Note: To use unsweetened chocolate, add ½ cup powdered sweetener to the chocolate layer when adding the heavy cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 793IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg

Bryant Terry’s Amazing Green Rice

Hi all, I hope everyone is hanging in there during all of this uncertainty. I’ve been trying to stay off my phone and focus instead on doing things that are positive and productive close to home. There’s a lot of cooking and baking going on and I wanted to share this gem of a recipe. It’s an amazing green rice from Bryant Terry’s new book, Vegetable Kingdom. If you’ve got some greens on hand, and some rice, you must, must, must make it. It really is so good. A blender of green juice made from kale, spinach, and a creamy stock is cooked with onions, garlic, green pepper, and long-grain rice. It all cooks together into an intensely green and fragrant pot of fluffy grains.

Give it a Try, Really!

Let me just also say, I know some of you are shy about cooking rice.  Even if you think you’re no good at cooking it, push those thoughts aside and give this recipe a try. It’s worth a go. Because even if you don’t nail your rice perfectly, close enough is good enough here, and you can make adjustment based on your experience the next time around! Also, consider doubling the recipe while you’re at it, its a great way to up your greens consumption. I’m going to list the ways I’ve been using this green rice for leftovers below.

Green Rice Leftover Ideas

There are so many(!) things you can do with leftover green rice. Here are a few to consider.

Fried rice: Cook day-old rice in a skillet with extra garlic, a bit of chopped up omelette, a bit of tofu, maybe add a handful of broccoli?

Onigiri: Shape the green rice into chubby triangles and pan-fry until crusted and golden. You can even tuck a bit of tofu or a few edamame into the center for added surprise.

Green Burrito with Guacamole: Do a version of this quinoa burrito, but use this green rice in place of the quinoa.

Green Rice Soup: Make a green version of this rice soup (I actually made this for dinner last night) – basically thin the rice out to desired consistency with stock or water, season, and go from there with toppings, etc.

Green Rice Cakes: Whisk an egg or two into the rice (1 for each cup of rice), shape into patties and pan-fry into rice cakes.

Whole Grain Green Rice: Do a version using brown basmati or brown jasmine rice. Up the liquid, and cooking time a bit based on the rice you’re using, and package instructions.

Topping Ideas

It’s all about the crunch here. Toasted nuts, crispy shallots, toasted nori, citrus zest, sesame seeds, crumbled kale chips.

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