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Ice Cube Tray Mini Pizza Pockets

Using an ice cube tray you can fill your freezer with stuffed mini pizza pockets with this easy, kid-friendly way. This method turns pre-made pizza dough and your favorite toppings into these cute bite-sized freezer snacks that everyone will love.

This recipe is highly customizable and a great way to use up ingredients you have in your fridge.

You can make your own pizza dough using this recipe of mine over on the Souper Cubes site. You can also purchase Pillsbury pre made dough, or even use crescent roll dough.

The topping combinations are endless but I am going to stick to a basic pepperoni recipe here.

Make These Pizza Bites for Your Freezer

Step 1: Line your tray with rolled out dough

I use Souper Cube’s 2 Tablespoon tray because the well is a bit larger than a traditional ice cube tray and the fact that it is made from silicone means you can pop out the frozen bites much easier than a plastic tray.

Gently press the dough into each well.

Step 2 – Add Fillings

We are keeping this simple with mozzarella, sauce, fresh basil and diced pepperoni, but go ahead and use any toppings you like.

Need some inspiration, we’ve got you covered!

  • Meat lovers – use a collection of deli meats.
  • Hawaiian – pineapple, ham, & sauce
  • BBQ chicken – BBQ sauce, red onion, & shredded chicken
  • Vegetarian – Peppers, onion, & mushrooms
  • Margarita – mozzarella balls, fresh basil, & tomato sauce.
  • Mediterranean – Feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, &spinach

Step 3 – Egg Wash Dough

Egg wash is simply a whisked egg and is brushed on in between the dough layers to help the pizza bites stay sealed.

Step 4- Roll on Second Dough layer

Gently place another layer of dough on top. Use a rolling pin to help the dough layers seal. This will also remove excess air.

To make pulling the bites apart after freezing, cut the dough using a sharp knife but be careful not to apply too much pressure to slice your trays. You are scoring the dough here. Trim excess dough around the tray as well.

Step 5 – Freeze

Trying to remove the pizza bites out of the tray without freezing them – even a bit, is going to end up in a messy disaster.

The bites do not need to be frozen solid, but freezing for at least an hour makes them super simple to remove from the tray.

Once partially frozen you can remove them from your tray and cut off the excess dough as needed. I like to return the bites back to the freezer on a parchment lined tray to fully freeze.

Once your stuffed pizza bites are fully frozen, you can safely transfer to a freezer safe bag.

How to Cook Pizza Bites

You will cook your pizza bites from frozen.

  • Air Fryer – 350F for 5-10 minutes depending on how thick your pizza dough is. Flip halfway. Don’t forget to spray the tray and the bites with oil.
  • Oven – 400F for about 20 minutes. Again, the final cooking time will depend on the size of your bites and the thickness of your pizza dough. Flip halfway.

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Ice Cube Tray Mini Pizza Pockets

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Using an ice cube tray you can fill your freezer with stuffed mini pizza pockets in an easy and fun, kid-friendly way. This method turns pre-made pizza dough and your favorite toppings into these cute bite-sized treats that everyone will love and a way to have grab and go snacks in your freezer.
Course Air Fryer, Appetizer, Fill Your Freezer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 Pizza Bites
Author Steph

Ingredients

  • 80 g Pizza Dough this is the equivalent of 2 pre made Pillsbury dough sheets
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 5 oz mozzarella slices
  • 24 pepperoni slices
  • 1 egg for egg wash

Instructions

  • Line your tray with rolled out dough
    I use Souper Cube's 2 Tablespoon tray because the well is a bit larger than a traditional ice cube tray and the fact that it is made from silicone means you can pop out the frozen bites much easier than a plastic tray.
    Gently press the dough into each well.
  • Add Fillings
    We are keeping this simple with mozzarella, sauce, fresh basil and diced pepperoni, but go ahead and use any toppings you like.
    Stuff as much as you can into the wells.
  • Egg Wash Dough
    Egg wash is simply a whisked egg and is brushed on in between the dough layers to help the pizza bites stay sealed.
  • Roll on the Second Dough layer
    Gently place another layer of dough on top. Use a rolling pin to help the dough layers seal. This will also remove excess air.
    To pull the bites apart after freezing, cut the dough using a sharp knife but be careful not to apply too much pressure to slice your trays.
  • Freeze
    Trying to remove the pizza bites from the tray without freezing them – even a bit, is going to end up in a messy disaster.
    The bites do not need to be frozen solid, but freezing for at least an hour makes them super simple to remove from the tray.
    Once partially frozen you can remove them from your tray and cut off the excess dough as needed. I like to return the bites back to the freezer on a parchment lined tray to fully freeze.
    Once the bites are frozen, transfer to freezer safe zip bag.
  • Cook from frozen in the oven or air fryer.
    Air Fryer – 350F for 5-10 minutes depending on how thick your pizza dough is. Flip halfway. Don't forget to spray the tray and the bites with oil.
    Oven – 400F for about 20 minutes. Again, the final cooking time will depend on the size of your bites and the thickness of your pizza dough. Flip halfway
  • Serve with ranch or marinara and enjoy!

Notes

The ingredient quantities here are just an estimate. You can use as much or as little of the topping ingredients as you need. 
How thin you roll your dough determines how much you will need at the end. 
Start with the measurements as just an estimate. 

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