Baked or Fried Pizza Balls

Jo Cooks features fried pizza balls, a cute dish perfectly made for the fingers. Pizza will be easier to eat in munch size pieces. 

1 whole pizza dough from this recipe
pepperoni slices
mozzarella cheese, cubed or shredded
oil for frying
freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
pizza sauce (optional)

  1. If you're baking these, preheat your oven to 450 F degrees.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough so that it's about 1/4 of an inch in thickness. Using a 2 inch cookie cutter cut out rounds.
  3. Top each round with a pepperoni slice and a piece of mozzarella cheese. Bring dough up around filling; press edge to seal and shape each into ball. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. If you're baking these place balls on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden.
  5. If you're frying, heat oil in a cast iron pot or a large skillet. Fry a few balls at a time until golden brown.
  6. Serve with pizza sauce and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Posted by Diane Araga, on December 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM