These quick and easy little smokie pizza bites only take 4 ingredients to make and they are the perfect little snack or appetizer recipe. Serve with some marinara sauce or your favorite dipping sauce for a delicious treat.
Pigs in a blanket are a classic appetizer that fits in any and everywhere. Whether you’re heading to a holiday gathering, a backyard party, or a game day bash, you’re either bringing this classic finger food, or you’ll find it when you get to your party. They’re so easy to make and everyone loves them. That’s why they’ve been a staple in my party snack rotation for years. I wanted to try something a little different the last time I made them, so I opted for pizza crust instead of crescent dough, and I added a little cheese to complete the dish. They came out perfectly, and I had zero leftovers. That’s when I knew I needed to share the recipe with all of you.
Little Smokie Pizza Bites
These delicious bites start with everyone’s favorite smoked sausage – Little Smokies. I take those tasty little sausages and place them and a piece of sharp cheddar cheese in the center of a pizza dough square. Then, I roll it up and seal the edges to make a sort of smoked sausage pizza pocket. Finally, I bake them all up to golden perfection and serve them with marinara or another favorite dipping sauce. They’re so easy to make and so delicious. It’s the perfect combination.
Why You’ll Love These Little Smokie Pizza Bites
- They only take 4 ingredients.
- They’re super quick and easy to make.
- Everyone loves little smokies, and you’ll probably want to double the recipe to ensure you have enough!
Little Smokie Pizza Bites Ingredients
4 ingredients are all it takes to make these delicious bites. You’ll find everything you need in one quick trip to the grocery store. The actual measurements are in the recipe card below.
- Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Little smokies
- Melted butter
How to Make Little Smokie Pizza Bites
Making these bites is just as easy as running to the store to grab the ingredients. It only takes a few minutes, and you’ve got yourself some delicious pizza pigs in a blanket!
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, parchment paper, or lightly spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2: Make the Dough Squares
Roll out the pizza dough on a clean surface and cut it into 12 equal squares.
Step 3: Fill
Add a Little Smokie and a chunk of cheese to the center of each pizza dough square. Then, roll the dough up and over the filling and seal the edges so they look like little corn dogs.
Step 4: Bake
Place the bites on the baking sheet and brush them with melted butter. Then, bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy with marinara or your favorite dipping sauce!
- It’s important to use foil or nonstick spray on your pan to prevent the bites from sticking.
- Be sure you fully seal your bites so the melty, gooey cheese stays inside the dough.
- You can use any variation of Little Smokie pigs you like for this recipe.
- Use your favorite cheese in this recipe.
- Mix the melted butter with garlic powder and a little Italian seasoning for additional flavor.
- Make these really pizza-riffic by adding a bit of pizza sauce before placing a Little Smokie and a chunk of mozzarella cheese.
What to Serve with Little Smokie Pizza Bites
These bites are perfect with pizza or marinara sauce. They’re also excellent with many of your other favorite dipping sauces like:
- Ranch dressing
- BBQ sauce
- Honey mustard sauce
- Sweet sriracha sauce
What are pigs in a blanket?
Pigs in a blanket are an appetizer made by wrapping smoked sausages in dough – usually crescent dough – and baking them.
Can you air fry Little Smokie pizza bites?
You sure can. Lightly spray them with cooking spray, and fry them in the air fryer for 5 to 8 minutes at 390 degrees.
Can you freeze pigs in a blanket?
Yes! These freeze very well and will last for up to 3 months.
Can Little Smokie pizza bites be made in advance?
These bites reheat very well, so you CAN make them ahead of time. However, be aware that they have the best flavor and texture when served fresh, so making them ahead of time should be done only when necessary.
How to Store and Reheat Little Smokie Pizza Bites
Store these for up to 4 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
Reheating these lil smokies, place the bites on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Try This Delicious Little Smokie Pizza Bites Recipe Today
These Little Smokie pizza bites are quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. With the classic smoky flavor of our favorite little smoked sausages and the bite of sharp cheddar cheese all rolled up in golden brown pizza crust dough, this recipe is one of the best takes on pigs in a blanket you’ll ever try. Give them a try, but be sure to make a double or triple batch. Everyone will be coming back for more again and again!
More Delicious Little Smokie Recipes You’ll Enjoy
Crockpot Meatballs and Little Smokies – These meatballs and little smoked sausages are slow cooked and super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. They perfect party appetizer that will feed a crowd.
Jalapeño Popper Pigs in a Blanket – These delicious little bite-size appetizers combine two favorites in one delicious recipe – jalapeno poppers and pigs in a blanket. Everyone loves these two recipes now you can have them in one recipe that will be devoured as soon as they are placed on the table.
Air Fryer Cheese Pigs in a Blanket – This delicious appetizer is filled with a cream cheese mixture stuffed into crescent along with a little smoke sausage and then air fried to golden perfection.
And, here are some delicious Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies from Great Grub, Delicious Treats that you will also enjoy as well.
Little Smokie Pizza Bites
- 13.8 ounce Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust
- 12 chunks sharp cheddar cheese
- 12 little smokies
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or lightly spray a non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Roll out pizza dough on a clean surface and cut into 12 equal squares
- Place a chunk of cheese and a little smokie in the center of each piece of dough.
- Roll dough up and over sealing the edges so it’s like a little corn dog.
- Place on the prepared baking sheet and brush each pizza bite with melted butter.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy with pizza sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.
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