Fall and Football go together likes peas and carrots. (Forrest Gump was on all weekend) This is my favorite time of year! For those who don’t know…I LOVE FALL! And football is my favorite sport. The best weekends are spent watching Penn State and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it’s even better when they win! I’ll be posting recipes in the next several weeks that will be perfect for your football watching weekends. Also, I will be doing a lot of fall recipes. Pumpkin season is coming and I have so many things planned for you. Pumpkin cupcakes, Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin whoopie pies, Pumpkin bars, Pumpkin risotto…I really did watch too much Forrest Gump, I feel like Bubba right now.
I’m getting off track and I apologize. I just get so excited when it comes to fall foods. Back to the football food!
Pizza bites are so much fun to make. All you need is some great dough, cubed mozzarella and pepperoni. For those who live in WV it’s like a mini cheese filled pepperoni roll. I do miss those yummy WV pepperoni rolls. Veering off track again… I make my own dough (I’ll post soon) but you can easily buy good store bought dough or even run to a local pizza shop and ask for some dough (not a chain one). Local pizza parlors are more willing to sell you dough than the chain ones. Are you ready for some football? I am!
- 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cubed (about 20-24 pieces)
- Sliced pepperoni
- 1 ball pizza dough (roughly 2 lbs) or 1-2 cans of refrigerated pizza dough
- 1 small jar pizza sauce
- Olive oil
- Italian seasoning
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400˚ F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate or cake pan. Divide the pizza dough into 20-24 roughly equal sized pieces. Take one of the dough pieces, top with a cube of cheese and a slice or two of pepperoni. Pull the edges of the dough around the fillings and pinch closed. Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining dough pieces.
- Lightly brush the tops of the dough balls with olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Serve warm, with pizza sauce.