Freezer Pizza Bites Recipe
I think at some point, every parent has been in a crunch. This leads them to pull out something from the freezer for a quick meal or snack. Sometimes all you have is a few minutes! It’s a lifesaver to have something already prepared that you only have to pop in the oven. Here’s a recipe for an even better version of what you can buy in the freezer section at the grocery store. However you won’t find all of the preservatives, extra fat, and lack of veggies!! You can customize these depending on what your kids like. You can even have them help you put the toppings in!
I like to double the recipe and make a bunch at a time to have in my freezer for whenever we need them. I love the tool used to make these because it comes in different sizes and so you can make small ‘bites’ for the kids, and then bigger sizes for adults all at the same time!
To make these, we used our favorite whole wheat pizza dough recipe.
Step 1: Let the dough rise until double in size.
Step 2: Roll out very thin – about 1/4″ thick.
Step 3: Use the circle part on the back of the press to then cut out circles.
Step 4: Stretch the circle on top of the press.
Step 5: Use about 1 tsp of pizza sauce on the small circle.
Step 6: Fill with your favorite toppings
Step 7: Then press the dough and place on a pizza stone or baking sheet. If you use a baking sheet, spray with cooking spray or a bit of oil first.
Step 8: Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-11 minutes or until golden.
You can serve these with more sauce for dipping, or even by themselves.
To Freeze: Spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze for about two hours. Then transfer to a gallon-sized zip-top bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
To Reheat: Preheat the oven to 375. Arrange frozen bites on a baking sheet and bake 15-20 minutes or until the bites are heated through.
Freezer Pizza Bites
- 1 pound pizza dough, whole wheat
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 4 ounce mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1/2 cup, chopped bell pepper, green
- 1/2 cup, pieces or slices mushrooms, white
- 1/2 cup black olives, canned
- 1 ounce pepperoni
- 1/2 cup, chopped onion
- Make whole wheat pizza dough.
- Let the dough rise until double in size.
- Roll out very thin – about 1/4″ thick.
- Use the circle part on the back of the press to cut out circles.
- Stretch the circle on top of the press.
- Use about 1 teaspoon of pizza sauce on the small circle.
- Fill with your favorite toppings.
- Press the dough and place on a pizza stone or baking sheet. If you use a baking sheet, spray with cooking spray or a bit of oil first.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-11 minutes or until golden.
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Can you use premade dough or biscuts for when you are in a hurry?
This reminds me of a sweet dish that is prepared with with similar dough. But then nothing is more fantastic that Pizza Bites 🙂 They are yummiliciously delicious and something worth cherishing! Thanks for sharing this visual delight..loved your recipe.
Great idea. Seeing as I don’t much like perogies this is the best use of a perogie maker I have seen. I think adding veggies like broccoli, even cauliflower — almost any veggie tastes good with cheese. Good way to get more veggies. Having kids get involved with food prep helps. My grandkids are fussy. But, it is partly because their mom picks things out of her food at restaurants etc. Kids are influenced by what they see.
I love all the freezer meals you posted last week. What is the best way to thaw freezer meals? I am new to freezer anything and my only stopping point is how to thaw them safely and effectively. Any help would be appreciated.
These look so easy to make! My family made the switch to organic/real foods for the new year and I have been looking for kid friendly foods that I could prep ahead of time and pull out of the freezer on an as needed basis. These are perfect! I just purchased the little press on Amazon. Can’t wait to try these!
These look awesome! My family made the switch to organic/real foods for the new year and I have been looking for kid friendly meals that I could prep ahead of time and pull out of the freezer on an as needed basis. These are perfect! I just purchased the press on Amazon. Can’t wait to try it!
I put them in my fridge to thaw – usually for 12-24 hours depending on what the meal is. They usually produce less liquid this way, and also remain in the food safety cold zone.
So I need some pointers. I made these and every single one leaked, some broke open while cooking at the seam. I love the tool by the way! So I rolled them really thin, 2 broke in an area other than the seam, but for the most part most of them leaked at the seam. I think I could still get away with using them as a freezer meal, it just won’t be really pretty and I’ll definitely need extra dipping sauce to compensate for what leaked out. Any thoughts?
We had some trouble with the dough sticking to the mold. Do you spray or flour the mold before you put the dough in? My son is having a blast making these.
You may have filled them too full. For the smallest size, I only put 1 tsp of sauce in it, and then a few toppings. If you use the bigger size you can put more in it. Good luck!
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I didn’t spray it, but that would definitely help!
So I made these twice – the first time, they thought they were OK but then again, they aren’t pizza kids. (I know – I know!) So tonight I did a Mexican version with refried beans, red peppers, cheese and salsa and they loved them! Thanks for the idea!
where can I buy that pizza dough press ..?
loved the pizza bites they were just yum. They were breaking. I then rolled the dough thicker so then they did not break but were very doughy. Want to make them again, so would love any ideas for keeping them sealed. Thanks for a delicious recipe
Awesome recipe! Can I make the dough with Gluten free flour of any kind? Like.. chick pea flour or garbanzo flour? I don’t like to use ‘all purpose’ anything… I am gluten free so was wondering if you have any suggestions..
We haven’t tried making this with a gluten free flour, but this is our allergy substituion guide which has some great recommendations: https://www.superhealthykids.com/the-essential-food-allergy-substitution-guide/
So easy to make and the dough is good for regular pizza too. I don’t know what machine it referred to but using a margarita glass for cutting out circles worked for me, just fold over and pinch closed.
How are these best reheated from the freezer? Toaster oven? Air fryer? Any idea of how long? Or should they be thawed first?
Hi Amanda! Thanks for your question. I added that information to the post, but here it is again: arrange the frozen bites on a baking sheet and cook in a 375 F oven for about 20 minutes.
The dough recipe doesn’t open
Hi Mary, thank you for pointing this out! I updated the link so it works now.