Meat Lover’s Pizza Bites

This Meat Lover’s Pizza Bites recipe is the ultimate game day appetizer! Pepperoni, sausage, bacon and melted cheese, enveloped in a warm biscuit and dipped in tomato sauce. These homemade snacks will be a welcome addition to any tailgate party!

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This Meat Lover's Pizza Bites recipe is the ultimate game day appetizer! Pepperoni, sausage, bacon and melted cheese, enveloped in a warm biscuit and dipped in tomato sauce. These homemade snacks will be a welcome addition to any tailgate party!

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Are you ready for some football?!? That’s right, my friends, football season is upon us. Having grown up in a family that is very sports-oriented (literally, my dad coached everything!) I know all too well the excitement that football season brings.

This Meat Lover's Pizza Bites recipe is the ultimate game day appetizer! Pepperoni, sausage, bacon and melted cheese, enveloped in a warm biscuit and dipped in tomato sauce. These homemade snacks will be a welcome addition to any tailgate party!

Around these parts you’ll find a ton of Bills fans. This has been a source of debate in our home since last year. J looked at me one day and said “Honey, I’ve decided I’m going to be a Bills fan.” I immediately started giving him a hard time because he’s always been someone who follows the players more than a specific team. But since then, his undying love for the Bills continues.

This Meat Lover's Pizza Bites recipe is the ultimate game day appetizer! Pepperoni, sausage, bacon and melted cheese, enveloped in a warm biscuit and dipped in tomato sauce. These homemade snacks will be a welcome addition to any tailgate party!

In celebration, I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country – all football fans – to bring you 64 tailgating recipe ideas so that you’re ready to go for game day! When the opportunity presented itself to represent the Bills, I figured it would be an excellent opportunity to mend fences with my Bills-loving husband (and in all fairness, games at The Ralph are pretty fun!).

This Meat Lover's Pizza Bites recipe is the ultimate game day appetizer! Pepperoni, sausage, bacon and melted cheese, enveloped in a warm biscuit and dipped in tomato sauce. These homemade snacks will be a welcome addition to any tailgate party!

So the theme for this first post is tailgating recipes. Tailgating is pretty much my favorite part of game day. Because what’s not to love about eating delicious, fattening food while partying and getting ready to watch the game? Initially I was thinking of sharing a breakfast option since tailgating on the east coast starts in the morning. But I could not get these Meat Lover’s Pizza Bites out of my head. So naturally, I had to share them.

This Meat Lover's Pizza Bites recipe is the ultimate game day appetizer! Pepperoni, sausage, bacon and melted cheese, enveloped in a warm biscuit and dipped in tomato sauce. These homemade snacks will be a welcome addition to any tailgate party!

Imagine a Meat Lover’s Pizza in the form of little bundles of delicious dough that you dip into the sauce and can eat in two bites. They’re filled with savory sausage, bacon, pepperoni and melty mozzarella. Dip them into zesty tomato sauce and you’ve got yourself a delicious tailgate treat! I like to assemble these the night before and then bake them off before serving or before leaving for the stadium. When I made these, they didn’t last very long because everyone went crazy over them! These will seriously make you a big hit at any tailgate party!

This Meat Lover's Pizza Bites recipe is the ultimate game day appetizer! Pepperoni, sausage, bacon and melted cheese, enveloped in a warm biscuit and dipped in tomato sauce. These homemade snacks will be a welcome addition to any tailgate party!

Make sure you stop by the other recipes as well. There are some seriously amazing recipes to choose from! Click on their links below to join in:

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

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Slow Cooker Sausage Corn Dip by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Sausage, Peppers + Onions Pigs in a Blanket by A Little Gathering
Grilled Jalapeno Poppers by A Mind Full Mom
Beer & Brats Bake by A Simpler Grace
Black Bottom Maple Pecan Pie Bars by An Oregon Cottage
Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings by And She Cooks
Blackberry BBQ Sticky Wings by Around My Family Table
Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread by Beer Girl Cooks
Black Bean & Corn Salsa by Body Rebooted
Roasted Garlic BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe by Bread Booze Bacon
Smoky Jalapeno Poppers by Brunch-n-Bites
Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos by Bucket List Tummy
Deconstructed Smoked Chicken Chile Relleno by Cafe Terra
Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Dip French Bread by Cake ‘n Knife
Cuban Sandwich Quesadillas by Casa de Crews
Grilled Asparagus Spears by Celebrating Family
Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn by Club Narwhal
Buffalo Chicken Poppers by Coffee Love Travel
Sea Bass Skewers + Blackbeard Cocktails by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Buffalo Chicken Poppers by Dash of Herbs
Easy Chicken Roll Ups with Cream Cheese and Veggies by Family Food on the Table
Bottled Tailgate Cocktails by Feast + West
Smoked Brisket Texas Style by Foodal
Loaded Guacamole by foodbyjonister
Cincinnati Nachos by Foodtastic Mom
Cajun Red Beans and Andouille Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms by For the Love of Food
Grilled Shrimp Pizza by Glisten and Grace
Mini Bell Pepper Nachos by Hello Little Home
Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Meatballs by Honey & Birch
BBQ Chicken Wontons by Lauren’s Kitchen
Loaded Tailgate Tots by Life’s Ambrosia
Ricotta & Fig Bites by Living Well Kitchen
Tailgate Tacos by Lizzy is Dizzy
Nashville Hot Chicken Wings by Loaves & Dishes
Cincinnati Chili Dip by Love & Flour
{Slow Cooker} BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tailgate Bloody Marys by Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Sweet Korean Chicken Wings by Macheesmo
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots by Me and My Pink Mixer
Beer Sangria by Mixplorology
Crab Pretzels by Mom’s Messy Miracles
Hot Bacon Dip by Nik Snacks
Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar by Off the Eaten Path
Chowder Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers by Order in the Kitchen
Old Fashioned Sweet by Peanut Blossom
Baked Mac and Cheese Cups by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Texas Toothpicks with Buttermilk Ranch by See Aimee Cook
Pretzel Turkey Meatballs (GF, DF, SF) by Shaws Simple Swaps
Hearty Vegetable Chili by Simple and Savory
Focaccia Pizza by Simplify, Live, Love
Sweet Potato Skins Stuffed with BBQ Ranch Pulled Pork by Sustaining the Powers
Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites by The BakerMama
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad by The Creative Bite
German Potato Skins by The Crumby Cupcake
Old Bay Trail Mix by The Culinary Compass
Meat Lover’s Pizza Bites by The Life Jolie
Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip by The Mexitalian
Grilled Asian Chicken Wings & Shishito Peppers by The Secret Ingredient Is
Blackened Shrimp Tacos by The Speckled Palate
Honeydew Melon Refresher by Two Places at Once
Grilled Sauerkraut Stuffed Brats by West via Midwest
Sausage Apple and Sage Hand Pies by What A Girl Eats

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Ingredients

  • -3 slices of bacon, diced
  • -2 Italian sausage links, casings removed (this end up being around 1/3 lb of sausage)
  • -1/3 + 1/4 cups of mini pepperoni (or you can quarter regular size pepperoni slices)
  • -2 packages of refrigerated biscuits (regular size, not grands)
  • -Flour for your surface
  • -5 pieces of string cheese, quartered
  • -3/4 of a stick of butter, melted
  • -1 tsp. of dried parsley
  • -1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • -1 Tbsp of Romano cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat a pan over medium high heat, add your bacon and saute it for 2 minutes.
  2. Add your sausage to the pan and begin browning it and breaking it up with a wooden spoon for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the pepperoni to the pan and keep stirring it periodically until the bacon is crispy and the sausage is nicely browned, about another 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the meat into a paper towel lined bowl and let it cool for a couple minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Sprinkle some flour onto your surface along with you rolling pin.
  7. Roll each biscuit or that it's flat (to a similar thickness to a pie crust).
  8. Place a spoonful of the meat mixture into the middle of each biscuit along with a piece of the cheese- don't over fill them!
  9. Gather the outsides of the biscuit dough all the way around the biscuit and bring those edges up to the middle and press them into the middle to seal. This will create a nice little bun-like package.
  10. Place the pizza bites sealed-side down onto a parchment-lined pan.
  11. In a separate bowl mix the butter, parsley, garlic powder and Romano cheese and brush it onto the top of each pizza bite.
  12. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
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    Rachel @ Bakerita
    August 31, 2016 at 11:55 am Oh man, I wish I could bite into one of these right now! They look so delicious. So perfect for game day! Rachel @ Bakerita recently posted...Baked Peanut Butter Banana Donuts with Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze (Gluten Free + Vegan)My Profile
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      Jessy
      September 6, 2016 at 4:46 pm Thank you! These are definitely on the game day rotation!!
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    Emily
    August 31, 2016 at 7:50 pm UM. The cheese alone is killing me. Perfect shots for this recipe! Excited to give this a go this fall, thanks for sharing Jessy!
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      Jessy
      September 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm Isn't melty cheese the best thing ever? Enjoy, Emily!
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    Alyssa
    August 31, 2016 at 9:14 pm So fun! My husband would be thrilled if I made these. They look great for not just tailgating but a little weekend indulgence. Comfort food to the max.
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      Jessy
      September 6, 2016 at 4:28 pm Thank you- there are total comfort food!
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    Erin
    September 1, 2016 at 9:56 pm I am sure these would be a huge hit! Such a great idea for a tailgating snack.
    • Reply
      Jessy
      September 6, 2016 at 4:17 pm Thank you, Erin!

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