Pizza Bombs

Looking for a quick and scrumptious snack or appetizer that will delight your taste buds? Look no further than these Pizza Bombs! Bursting with gooey mozzarella cheese, zesty pizza sauce, and savory pepperoni, each bite is a mini explosion of flavor. Easy to make and even easier to devour, this recipe will become a family favorite in no time.


  • 1 can (8-count) Southern Homestyle buttermilk biscuits, not flaky
  • 1 cup (257 g) pizza sauce, divided
  • ½ cup (69 g) mini pepperoni slices, divided
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 16 equal-sized cubes, divided

For the Garlic Butter:

  • ¼ cup (½ stick / 57 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 375°F and prepare a 12-inch, oven-safe skillet by spraying it with nonstick spray. Alternatively, you can use a greased baking dish.
  2. Flatten the Biscuits: Take the biscuits out of the can and place them on a clean work surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten each biscuit to about ⅛-inch thickness.
  3. Add the Fillings: On each flattened biscuit, spread 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of pepperoni slices, and place 2 cubes of mozzarella cheese.
  4. Seal the Bombs: Carefully fold the edges of the biscuit together, pinching them tightly to seal the fillings inside. Ensure there are no holes or gaps. Place each sealed bomb seam side down into the prepared skillet or baking dish.
  5. Bake: Place the skillet or baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Prepare the Garlic Butter: While the pizza bombs are baking, prepare the garlic butter by mixing together the melted butter, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and grated parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
  7. Finish and Serve: Once the pizza bombs are done baking, remove them from the oven and brush the garlic butter mixture generously over the top. Serve hot with the remaining pizza sauce for dipping.


Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serve Immediately: Pizza Bombs are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven when the cheese is gooey and the biscuit crust is crisp. Serve them hot as a delicious appetizer, snack, or even a fun meal for kids.
  2. Garnish with Fresh Herbs: For an extra pop of flavor and color, garnish your Pizza Bombs with freshly chopped herbs such as parsley, basil, or oregano before serving. Not only does it enhance the presentation, but it also adds a burst of freshness to each bite.
  3. Customize Dipping Sauces: While these Pizza Bombs are already packed with flavor, you can elevate the experience by offering a variety of dipping sauces alongside. Consider classic marinara sauce, creamy garlic aioli, or spicy sriracha mayo to complement the flavors and add a personalized touch.
  4. Store Leftovers Properly: If you happen to have any leftovers (although they’re so tasty, it’s rare!), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To reheat, simply place them in a preheated oven at 350°F for a few minutes until warmed through.
  5. Freeze for Later: Pizza Bombs also freeze well for future enjoyment. Once cooled completely, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer until solid. Transfer the frozen bombs to a freezer-safe bag or container, making sure to remove any excess air to prevent freezer burn. When ready to eat, bake them directly from frozen at 375°F for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.
  6. Reheat with Care: To maintain the texture and flavors of your Pizza Bombs when reheating, avoid using the microwave, as it may make the biscuit soggy. Instead, opt for the oven or toaster oven for a crispy finish.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your Pizza Bombs are enjoyed to the fullest, whether freshly baked or reheated for later indulgence. Get ready to savor the deliciousness of these irresistible cheesy treats!



  1. Veggie Delight: For a vegetarian option, swap out the pepperoni for a medley of your favorite veggies. Try diced bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, olives, or spinach for a flavorful and colorful twist.
  2. Meat Lover’s Paradise: If you’re a fan of meaty goodness, experiment with different types of meats to stuff inside your Pizza Bombs. Try cooked and crumbled sausage, diced ham, or even crispy bacon for a hearty and satisfying treat.
  3. Cheesy Spin: Get creative with the cheese filling by mixing different varieties of cheese. Add some shredded cheddar, provolone, or even a hint of blue cheese for an extra cheesy surprise in every bite.
  4. Spicy Kick: Heat things up by incorporating spicy ingredients into your Pizza Bombs. Add a dash of crushed red pepper flakes to the filling or mix some diced jalapeños for a fiery flavor boost.
  5. Breakfast Twist: Transform your Pizza Bombs into a savory breakfast option by filling them with scrambled eggs, cooked bacon or sausage, and shredded cheese. Serve them alongside some salsa or avocado for a delicious morning treat.
  6. Sweet Sensation: Turn your Pizza Bombs into a dessert by swapping the savory fillings for sweet ones. Fill them with Nutella and sliced bananas, peanut butter and jelly, or cinnamon sugar for a decadent and indulgent dessert option.
  7. Mediterranean Flair: Give your Pizza Bombs a Mediterranean twist by using ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and fresh herbs such as basil or parsley. Drizzle them with a balsamic glaze before serving for an extra burst of flavor.
  8. BBQ Bliss: For a smoky and tangy flavor, fill your Pizza Bombs with shredded barbecue chicken or pork, caramelized onions, and a dollop of barbecue sauce. Top them with a sprinkle of cilantro for a barbecue-inspired delight.

With these creative variations, you can customize your Pizza Bombs to suit your taste preferences and experiment with different flavor combinations. Whether you prefer classic, spicy, vegetarian, or sweet, there’s a variation to satisfy every craving and occasion. Enjoy exploring the endless possibilities of this versatile and delicious recipe!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. Can I use homemade biscuit dough instead of canned biscuits? Yes, you can certainly use homemade biscuit dough if preferred. Ensure the dough is rolled out to the appropriate thickness and follow the recipe instructions accordingly.
  2. Can I make Pizza Bombs ahead of time? While Pizza Bombs are best enjoyed fresh, you can assemble them ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Simply follow the recipe instructions up to the point of baking, then cover and refrigerate until needed.
  3. Can I use different types of cheese in the filling? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese such as cheddar, provolone, or even goat cheese for a unique flavor profile.
  4. How do I prevent the Pizza Bombs from becoming soggy? To prevent the bottoms of the Pizza Bombs from becoming soggy, make sure to use a well-seasoned skillet or baking dish and avoid overcrowding the pan. Additionally, ensure the biscuits are fully sealed to prevent any sauce from leaking out during baking.
  5. Can I freeze leftover Pizza Bombs? Yes, you can freeze leftover Pizza Bombs for future enjoyment. Once cooled completely, store them in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 1-2 months. Reheat from frozen in a preheated oven until heated through.

With its simple ingredients and easy preparation, these Pizza Bombs are sure to be a hit at any gathering or as a fun snack for the family. Whether you’re a fan of pizza or just looking for a tasty treat, these cheesy, savory bites will leave you craving for more. Try making them for your next game night, party, or simply as a quick and satisfying meal option. Enjoy the explosion of flavors with every bite!