PIZZA BALLS

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 lbs pizza dough (I used this recipe because it makes enough for two pizza)
  • 6 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes (you'll need ~48 pieces)
  • 48 slices of Turkey pepperoni (from 1 package)
  • 2-3 cups marinara sauce, warmed, for serving

Directions

  • Heat garlic and butter over medium heat just until the garlic begins to brown. Remove from heat and let sit.
  • Lightly brush the inside of a bundt pan (or other oven-safe dish) with garlic butter.
  • Pull off large marble-sized balls of dough and flatten (~2/3 of an ounce, a kitchen scale makes this very easy). Top with a slice of pepperoni and a cube of mozzarella.
  • Wrap the dough around the pepperoni and cheese, pinching well to seal.
  • Very lightly brush the pizza ball with garlic butter and place into the bundt pan (I dabbed the pizza balls on a butter-dipped silicon brush to keep butter use low - there will be 1+ Tbsp leftover - and my hands butter free. Buttery hands make it hard to get the pizza balls to seal).
  • Repeat until all of the dough is used.
  • Cover and let sit for 30 minutes, while preheating the oven to 400.
  • Bake for ~35 minutes, until the top is very brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Turn out onto a platter and serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

Notes

Categories: Appetizer 
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