Cheesy Pizza Balls

cheesy pizza balls Appetizer Italian
Cheesy Pizza Balls
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 30

These pizza bites are the bomb. Stuff all that cheesy, saucy goodness into a flaky, buttery biscuit and bake!

Updated November 20, 2013
Pillsbury Biscuits
Make with
Pillsbury Biscuits



  • 3
    cans (10 ct each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/3
    cup pizza sauce
  • 30
    fresh basil leaves
  • 1
    block (8 oz) Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend, cut into 30 pieces
  • 60
    slices turkey pepperoni
  • 1
  • 1
    tablespoon water
  • 1
    teaspoon Italian seasoning

Garlic Butter

  • 1/2
    cup butter, melted
  • 3
    teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2
    teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste, if desired


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Separate each can of dough into 10 biscuits; flatten each biscuit into thin round. Spread 1/2 teaspoon pizza sauce on center of each round. Top each with 1 basil leaf. Sandwich 1 cheese piece between 2 pepperoni slices; place on top of basil. Fold edges up and over filling; pinch to seal. Place biscuits, seam sides down, in baking dish.
  • 3
    In small bowl, beat egg and water. Lightly brush tops of biscuits with egg mixture. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
  • 4
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5
    In small bowl, mix garlic butter ingredients. Brush over biscuits; serve warm.

  • Try adding sliced ripe olives or diced green pepper for even more pizza flavor.
  • You can use regular pepperoni instead of turkey pepperoni.
  • Warm up some extra pizza sauce to serve with the biscuits, if desired.

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