These delicious Pizza Balls are addictive.... trust me... we know... they were supposed to be a little nosh (like that word? ... from my New York roots).. and they ended up the main event... not a bad thing for sure!
You can make as few or as many as you like... so these are great for parties or for watching the game... just adjust the baking dish to how ever many you are making... baking times will remain the same.
I tried to put a little tomato sauce in the middle to add even more flavor... it didn't work well... actually it ended up baking fine.. but not worth the effort... because as you stretch the flattened biscuit dough to form the ball... the tomato sauce spreads and the dough doesn't want to cinch closed... and I didn't use much sauce at all... so I wouldn't recommend it... try it if you like.. but it will frustrate you.
I listed the cheese as cut into cubes... little cubes... they were more like rectangles.... I didn't actually measure them but mine were about 1/2 inch by 3/4 inch .. maybe a tad smaller...
A while back I tried making these with shredded cheese instead of cubes... they just weren't as good and more work... with the cheese cube.. you get a nice bit of cheese inside... very yummy!
Serve this with tomato sauce on the side... just delicious!
Recipe: Pepperoni and Mozzarella Pizza Balls
All you need:
2 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (10 count size)
Block Mozzarella, cut into cubes
Olive oil cooking oil spray
Coarse Kosher salt
Grated Parmesan cheese
All you need to do:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Spray an 8 inch glass baking dish with olive oil cooking oil spray.
Open the canned biscuits and separate them.. then flatten them using a rolling pin.
Place 2 slices pepperoni and a cheese cube on the flatten biscuit... then pull the sides up to the middle and cinch... I picked mine up and rolled it slightly with my hands. Place them, seam side down in the prepared baking dish.
Repeat until you have made all 20 balls and placed them in the baking dish. Then lightly spray them with the olive oil cooking oil spray. Sprinkle with garlic powder, Italian seasonings and coarse Kosher salt, then grated Parmesan cheese. Give them another quick spray with the cooking oil spray.
Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.
Remove from the oven... then using a large spatula run the spatula around the sides of the baking dish and underneath them so loosen any that may have stuck slightly. Then using the spatula lift and slide them onto a cutting board or plate. Use a sharp knife to separate them (it will only take a quick cut.. they should separate easily).
Serve with tomato sauce.
|Flatten the biscuit dough using a rolling pin|
|Lay two slices pepperoni and a cheese cube on top of the biscuit dough|
|Pull up the sides of the biscuit dough to the middle|
|Cinch the dough to close and then roll in your hands|