Pizza Bites

Crescent Roll Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Bites are tasty and make a great lunch, weeknight dinner or appetizer. Ready in 20 minutes and kid approved!

pizza bites and pizza sauce on a white plate.

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This recipe was photographed and updated 1/2024.

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If you're looking for an easy, family friendly meal, you've come to the right place! Today's recipe is all of that and much more!

These Pizza Bites are such an affordable and fast lunch, dinner or appetizer. The shortcut to this recipe, is using crescent roll dough. If you prefer using pizza dough instead of crescent dough, this fluffy pizza dough recipe is wonderful!

You can customize with your family's favorite pizza toppings or serve it with classic pepperoni like we did. This is one meal most kids will love. Unless you dislike pizza, like my 17 year old. She passes on this, every time!

These pizza bites are so delicious. We love the buttery flavor from the crescent rolls, and they're nice and cheesy. Serve with some extra sauce on the side for dipping, and a salad for a complete meal. So simple and filling.

Crescent rolls are such a great shortcut in the kitchen! This Bacon and Egg Crescent Bake is another one of our crescent roll favorites! 

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pizza bites being assembled in a muffin pan.

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use ham, sausage, ground beef or chicken instead of pepperoni
  • add diced onion or bell pepper
  • use fresh mozzarella instead of shredded
  • top with mozzarella cheese before baking
  • use alfredo sauce instead of pizza sauce
  • brush tops of pizza bites top with a melted butter, parsley and garlic salt mix before baking

Recipe tips:

Pizza Bites on a white plate.
Yield 4 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
5 Min
Cook time
12 Min
Total time
17 Min

Pizza Bites


  • 1 - 8 ounce can crescent rolls (8 count)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 16 pepperoni slices
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, plus additional for topping, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Using a 12 count muffin tin, lay the 8 crescent rolls, unrolled on top of 8 muffin cavities.
  3. Press the crescent roll dough slightly into the cavities keeping most of the cavity lined with the dough.
  4. Using a kitchen scissors, cut the pepperoni slices into quarters.
  5. Add in 1 tablespoon of shredded mozzarella cheese, 8 pepperoni pieces, ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning, and ½ tablespoon pizza sauce into each crescent dough.
  6. Once all are filled, fold over the dough to cover most of the pizza toppings as possible. Sprinkle additional Italian seasoning on top, optional.
  7. Place into the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy by themselves, or dipped in pizza sauce!

Nutrition Facts




16.88 g

Sat. Fat

7.26 g


25.22 g


0.24 g

Net carbs

13.24 g


4.69 g


8.82 g


706.76 mg


18.82 mg

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Pizza Bites in a muffin pan after baking.

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  1. I love pizza and ham and olives is definitely a combination I'd enjoy!

  2. YUM! Pizza is my favorite, and I'm fairly positive my daughter would be into this, too. And I love that y'all went to an orchestra concert to celebrate the summer -- so fun!

  3. What a tasty pizza. I love the topping you've used. Ham and olives are a great choice, and you can never go wrong with lots and lots of cheese! Hope you and your family have a great summer :)

  4. Looks too good to be true!! Never thought to use French Bread. That's so brilliant!

  5. I can't believe these dunkers didn't change your daughter's mind about her dislike of pizza - they look delicious!

  6. Anything with green olives gets my vote! I have a feeling my kids would inhale these.

  7. This pizza looks so fun! I love how simple it is with the French Bread!


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