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๐Ÿ•50 BEST Pizza Appetizers: Savory Pizza-Themed Finger Foods! ๐Ÿ•

Pizza lovers, rejoice! These pizza appetizers are just the recipes you need to keep everyone satisfied and happy! 

Turn everything into pizza with this list of pizza-flavored apps!

Often loaded with melted cheese, crunchy crust, with rich sauce, meat, and vegetables, pizza is one of the best comfort foods in the world. 

(Raise your hand if you agree!)

I mean—who doesn’t love pizza? 

True—pizza is so undeniably good that your family probably can’t get enough, but the world has a lot more to offer than just a box of pizza delivery.

So we’ve curated the finest in pizza-inspired appetizers for snacks, sides, spreads, breads, and more! 

Enter these Pizza Appetizers!

No matter if you’re in the mood for a deep-dish pizza flavor or Hawaiian-style pizza appetizer, we’ve got something for everyone here. 

This list of the best pizza appetizers also includes some pizza-inspired dips, egg rolls, skewers, and some of your favorite hors d’oeuvres–they’re so delicious–your taste buds will thank you!

Pizza Smash Potatoes is a unique take on the popular potato dish, while the Pepperoni Cheese Pizza Bombs recipe is something you shouldn’t miss if you’re into pepperoni. 

Recipe #34 combines bacon and pesto to create a crowd-pleasing pizza appetizer for every party and every occasion. 

Looking for the perfect pizza appetizers to serve your guests? Look no further! 

Here are the top delicious and easy-to-make pizza appetizers that are sure to please everyone.

These mini deep dish pizzas are cute!

They’re thick, cheesy and jammed with flavor. 

You don’t need to make your own pizza dough for this one which means that you can put these mini pizzas together in minutes.

Heck, this one is so easy that you can have the kids help.

Ingredients include: Pillsbury pizza dough, pepperoni, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to get that pizza fix?

Pizza rolls in the air fryer will satisfy your cravings every time.

They’re crispy, cheesy, and oh-so-delicious. 

Air fryer for the win with these and you didn’t even have to make them from scratch.

Yum!

Ingredients include: Frozen pizza rolls.

We have really been into prosciutto in our house lately.

This Prosciutto, Fig, and Caramelized Onion Pizza is a delicious and unique take on the classic pizza. 

The combination of sweet figs, salty prosciutto, and tangy balsamic vinegar is simply irresistible.

If you think that you have had it all when it comes to pizza, think again.

This pizza combo of flavors is gonna blow your mind.

Ingredients include: Pizza crust, prosciutto, thyme, fig jam, and gorgonzola cheese.

Here is a different kind of pizza appetizer to start your next part with.

It’s easy!

It’s delicious!

It is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

This appetizer is made with just a few simple ingredients: pizza dough, various olives, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese. 

This is a rich and decadent appetizer.

Ingredients include: Pizza dough, olive oil, cream cheese, kalamata olives, and black olives.

This recipe wins because of creativity alone!

I would never have thought to turn mini peppers into pizzas and I love mini peppers.

You will only need a few simple ingredients to make these pizza appetizers and you can put them together and cook them in the air fryer.

Best part is that you only need 10 minutes.

AND, I can’t get over the cute factor. 

Cute food is just more fun.

Ingredients include: Mini sweet peppers, pepperoni, pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, and mozzarella cheese.

Pepperoni pizza cupcakes!

Umm, yeah I am all in on this one.

This pizza appetizer recipe checks all of the boxes for me.

It is cute!

It is easy to do.

It is even made with wonton wrappers.

These will only take you five minutes to prep and then bake them in the oven for about fifteen minutes and boom, you are snacking!

Ingredients include: Wonton wrappers, pepperoni, red pepper, mozzarella cheese, and pizza sauce.

Is it the bread that makes pizza amazing or is it the toppings?

Well, with this recipe the two are perfectly merged together so we don’t have to question such things any longer.

This is simply a bread recipe with pizza toppings and mozzarella cheese. 

You can add your favorite toppings to this mix but if your toppings are watery saute them first.

Ingredients include: Yeast, all-purpose flour, kosher salt, olive oil, and pizza sauce.

Hold on to your taste buds because these pizza pinwheels are about to take your tastebuds on a tasty joyride!

Imagine all the drool-worthy flavors of pizza, lovingly rolled up into cute little pinwheels, just begging to be devoured.

These are super simple to make and you could even prep them ahead of time and then bake them right before serving.

Quick Tip: If you are going to use pepperoni, cook it in the microwave first and then dab the grease off with a paper towel.

Ingredients include: Pizza dough, marinara sauce, green peppers, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.

Get ready because we are bringing delicious food to your kitchen.

What makes this appetizer special is the use of olive spread as a replacement for pizza sauce.

It is different and it works.

These are so hearty that they could be your next meal.

Honestly, I think that it will be my dinner tonight.

Yum.

Ingredients include: Pillsbury dough boy, provolone cheese, genoa salami, Italian seasonings, and ham. 

Say hello to the ultimate party pleaser!

Not only is this a light and refreshing veggie pizza appetizer but it is also a bright and colorful attention grabber.

First, you bake the crescent dough and allow it to cool.

Then you combine cream cheese with your favorite seasonings and spread it on the dough.

Finally, you add your toppings.

Then, you get to munchin’ down.

Ingredients include: Pillsbury crescent dough, broccoli, carrots, cheddar cheese, and green onions.

Fun, twisty and yummy!

Oh and let us not forget that this one is super easy to make.

3 cheers, for pre-made pizza dough.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a golden, crispy crust filled with gooey, melted cheese and savory pepperoni, then dunking it into a rich, flavorful marinara sauce for the ultimate dipping experience. 

Now, go ahead and indulge.

You know that you want to!

Ingredients include: Pizza dough, marinara, parsley, garlic powder, and pepperoni.

Hold onto your aprons because this easy pizza appetizer is about to rock your world.

Yep, it is that easy AND tasty at the same time.

You gotta love that.

What I love best about this is that you spread out the door and cut it into rounds using a cookie cutter.

It is the butter mixture that is brushed on the dough before the sauce goes on that I am all excited about. 

Dude, you really gotta try this.

Ingredients include: Pizza dough, garlic powder, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and toppings.

This recipe is a real treat!

I introduce to you, the 15-minute easy to make Margherita flatbread pizza appetizer. 

This mouthwatering fusion of Naan, succulent fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil is a winner.

It is so easy to make that you will never feel the need to order delivery again.

Ingredients include: Naan bread, mozzarella cheese, tomato, basil, and olive oil.

Are you ready for an epic flavor adventure?

I just wish that I had discovered this recipe decades ago.

Opps, did I age myself there?

Picture this: Mini Pizza Potato Skins that combine crisp potato skins with the cheesy, saucy goodness of pizza. 

Oh, you read that right! 

These little beauties are the ultimate mashup of two comfort food titans, and they’re just begging to be devoured. 

Ingredients include: Baby potatoes, parsley, mini pepperoni, olive oil, and pizza sauce.

Aloha, party people! 

These Hawaiian pizza bites are the perfect family friend treat.

They are easy to make and sure to please even the little ones.

The crispy biscuit dough, the gooey cheese, the savory sauce, and the delicious pineapple…it’s all so good.

Ingredients include: Refrigerated biscuits, ham, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pineapple.

Ciao, foodie friends! 

Are you ready to take a trip to the land of Italian pizza bites?

I sure am.

These delectable little gems are the perfect party pleasers, packed with all your favorite classic pizza toppings, nestled on a crispy, golden crust. 

Now, you can make your pizza dough, which would be AHmazing or you can do like me and use the premade kind.

Yes, homemade may be better but who has that kind of time?

Ingredients include: Prosciutto, basil, tomato puree, oregano, and olive oil.

Are you craving a snappy, speedy and scrumptious snack?

I love the idea of the buttery Ritz crackers melding the flavors of pizza.

You can put this together quickly and bake it in the oven for five minutes.

Be sure to pile these crackers high with yummy goodness.

Ingredients include: Ritz crackers, mozzarella cheese, onion, bell peppers, and Italian seasoning.

Well, well, well! 

Feast your eyes on the most playful, pull-apart pizza creation to ever grace the internet: the magnificent Pull-Apart Pizza Bites! 

If you’re looking to serve up a dish that’s equal parts finger-licking and fun, you’ve hit the jackpot, darling.

All that you gotta do is roll out the dough and cut it into squares.

Then you fill them, fold them, place them and bake them.

The final step is to pull-apart and enjoy.

Ingredients include: Pepperoni, butter, pizza sauce, pizza dough, and parsley.

Oh hello there dear tapa, please get in my belly.

Yes, I sometimes talk to my food. 

Picture this: mini naan topped with pizza sauce, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mushrooms and heavenly cheese all toasted with bubbling cheese.

Who’s ready for tapas night!

Me. Me. Pick Me.

Ingredients include: Mini naan breads, mahon-menorca cheese, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and mushrooms.

Do you love potatoes?

Do you love pizza?

Yes, well, get ready for this mind-blowing idea.

Pizza and potatoes have finally come together in a flavor extravaganza that will have your taste buds singing with joy.

Picture this: smashed potatoes, smothered in ooey-gooey, melted cheese, topped with slices of delectable mini pepperoni. 

Are you drooling yet?

You’ll never look at potatoes (or pizza) the same way again! 🥔🍕💖

Ingredients include: Small potatoes, chili pepper flakes, mini pepperoni, salt, and marinara sauce.

Mamma Mia!

I am a bit excited about this one because it is quite a bit different than most pizza appetizers.

This one manages to merge together Italian dressing, salami, banana peppers and two kinds of cheese.

Five stars for creativity and indulgence on this one.

This simple to make appetizer is perfect for potlucks, game nights, or even a fun family dinner. 

Be sure to make seconds because the family will be coming back for seconds (and thirds)! 🥖🇮🇹🥪💕

Ingredients include: French bread, Italian dressing, tomato, salami, and banana peppers.

This recipe is a garden party on a plate, and you’re invited, darlings!

Imagine this: a flaky, golden crescent roll crust that’s got your taste buds doing the cha-cha. 

Then comes the pièce de résistance – a sinfully creamy, dreamy spread made from not one, but TWO packages of cream cheese, blended with Ranch seasoning and fresh herbs. 

Oh, my! 😍

But wait, there’s more! 

This delightful canvas is adorned with a confetti of fresh, crunchy broccoli, cauliflower, red bell pepper, and green onions, transforming it into a vibrant, veggie-packed masterpiece!

Is it going too far if I say that this may be a dreamy perfection? 🌟🥦🍅🍕💖

Ingredients include: Crescent roll dough, cream cheese, ranch style dressing mix, dill weed, and broccoli.

Are your taste buds ready for this one?

It is Texas sized, afterall.

So imagine this: Texas Toast Garlic Bread, which is amazing all to itself.

But oh darling, we are just getting started.

Smother that bad boy with tangy pizza sauce and toppings and then you are off to the races.

Ingredients include: Texas toast garlic bread, pizza sauce, sausage, mozzarella cheese, and bell peppers.

Hello, fellow foodies! 

These Pepperoni Cheese Bombs are here to light up your taste buds like a firecracker! 

🧀🍕🎇

So here is what we have for you: crescent rolls jammed with string cheese pieces, pasta sauce and pepperoni.

You wrap this all into a ball and bake it for ten minutes until they are golden and ooey- gooey.

Ingredients include: Crescent roll dough, white string cheese, pasta sauce, pepperoni, and Italian herbs.

Not sure that anything nestled in a flaky, buttery puff pastry is going to be anything but amazing. 

But the traditional trifecta that just says “PiZZa!” is a no-brainer.

Here are even more puff pastry appetizer ideas if you wanna.

Ingredients include: Puff pastry, pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, mozzarella cheese, and mini pepperoni.

Shrimp has a way of absorbing all the delicious flavors of the ingredients around it.

Meaty but delicate, mildly saline yet tender, combine a few shrimp with these tasty pizza ingredients for something a bit different.

Naan makes an easy personal-sized pizza, too. 

Ingredients include: Naan breads, raw shrimp, lemon pepper seasoning, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce.

Say what, now? 

I’m pretty sure you’ll click through just to take a look at whether or not these people are crazy or absolutely brilliant.

I think I’m down for these pizza appetizers either way, honestly.

Ingredients include: Canned biscuit dough, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, shredded cheese, and mini pepperoni.

These perfect pizza pockets are just as good with store-bought dough that you buy fresh or frozen as they are with their homemade dough recipe. 

I love the convenience of fresh dough that I can sometimes find near the bakery.

Fully customizable, you can make magic happen with just a few ingredients. 

Ingredients include: Pizza dough, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, and olive oil.

So as a really big taquito lover, I’m a fan of this fun fusion snack: Pizza taquitos. 🍕🌮

Whip these up , by slathering garlic butter on tortillas, adding pizza sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni, then rolling ’em up tight! 

Next, top them with an extra layer of cheese and pepperoni slices.

Then cook them until they are a golden crispy perfection. 

Ingredients include: Tortilla wraps, mozzarella cheese, garlic butter, pepperoni, and pizza sauce.

Step aside, traditional pizza! 

There’s a new kid in town, and it’s taking the family game night scene by storm!

Introducing the fabulous, easy to make pizza crescent ring. 🍕🎉

Imagine a golden circle of crescent roll yumminess that is filled with gooey cheese, pizza sauce and pepperoni.

Put this in the middle of the table and watch it be devoured.

Ingredients include: Pillsbury crescent rolls, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and olive oil.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to what may be the cutest pizza appetizer that I have ever seen. 

Meet the pizza-stuffed mushroom.

Picture the scene: a plate piled high with plump, juicy mushrooms, lovingly stuffed with a dreamy medley of pizza goodness. 

Each individual mushroom is just sitting there dripping with melted cheese ready for me to eat. 

My mouth is watering, literally.

Ingredients include: Large mushrooms, mini pepperoni, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil.

These little guys are the perfect snack or appetizer for any occasion. 

They’re easy to make and only take about 15 minutes in the air fryer, so you can have them on the table in no time.

Plus, they’re so delicious and crispy, you’ll be licking your fingers!

Ingredients include: Pizza dough, garlic, marinara sauce, parsley, and unsalted butter.

I am nearly at the point where I’d call these the devil’s cinnamon buns, but just look at them!

Gooey and oozing in cheese and BBQ sauce, these hearty pizza appetizers are headed for my mouth. 

The angel in me can handle it.

Ingredients include: Pizza dough, rotisserie chicken, BBQ sauce, fontina cheese, and cilantro.

This one is an easy, fast riff on an afternoon snack. 

This one leaves out the tomato sauce and opts in for pesto. 

Plus some bacon, and you’ve got a less messy, crisp snack for everyone.

It’s a good excuse for keeping pizza dough around.

Ingredients include: Pizza dough, mozzarella cheese, bacon, olive oil, and pesto.

Alright, alright, alright!

If you don’t mind, let’s take a long, loving look at this Pizza Dip, filled with cheesy goodness and everything you love about pizza.

Add crusty baguette slices or literally any dipping device and get this dip to your face ASAP.

Ingredients include: Cream cheese, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Italian herb seasoning, and chunky tomato sauce. 

Are you ready?

This recipe got me so excited that I literally got up from my desk and went into the kitchen looking for ingredients.

Now that I am back, I will tell you about it.

Envision a crisp traditional egg roll but stuffed with all things pizza.

Yep, that is a beautiful mashup of two iconic favorites!

Are you hungry? 🍕🥢💕

Ingredients include: Egg roll wrappers, vegetable oil, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce.

Let’s heat things up a bit with this one.

Lots of cheese, lots of kick, and lots of so much party pizza time in these apps that you’ll never know the recipe is keto as written. 

He’s got lots of ideas for swaps, too!

Ingredients include: Cream cheese, large jalapenos, ricotta, pepperoni, and garlic.

Wow, these are original!

If you are a huge deviled egg fan and really want that luscious pizza flavor in something low-carb-ish, this is the appetizer for you.

The secret to party platter adorableness is in the cute little turkey mini pepperonis.

Ingredients include: Hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, tomato paste, turkey pepperoni, and asiago cheese.

I never see these in restaurants, do you?

And why not? 

They are perfectly pizza’d, with everything good and Italian about the best kind, but the crust is made of fries instead.

And easy-peasy, too.

Win, win!

Ingredients include: Frozen french fries, tomato puree, oregano, thyme, and pepperoni.

NAPOLEON!

If you’ve seen the movie, you know what I’d type next.

Surely if he’d seen these skewers first, it might be a different story as they all start munching down on delicious cheese-slathered and fully pizza-flavored tater tots ON A STICK!

(gimme some tots!)

Ingredients include: Tater tots, pepperoni, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese.

Make-ahead friendly, bite sized and fully loaded with flavor, these pizza meatballs are killing the pizza without the PIZZA pizza game.

More, please!

Ingredients include: Ground turkey or beef, Italian sausage, pepperoni, marinara sauce, and almond flour.

Not the typical Italian seasoned pizza, this one has the same wonderful flavors as crab rangoon, that cream cheese, slightly sweet and savory deep fried Chinese food snack.

But in a pizza appetizer you can make at home!

Ingredients include: Pizza dough, imitation crab sticks, soy sauce, cream cheese, and chili sauce.

This easy pizza appetizer is simply stuffed sweet potatoes, and this version uses scrumptious potato skins. 

They’re stuffed with a mixture of sweet potatoes, butter, marinara sauce, oregano, and mozzarella. 

The recipe is versatile; you can toss your favorite toppings into them. 

Ingredients include: Sweet potatoes, butter, oregano, mozzarella cheese, and toppings of your choice.

Get ready to fall in love with this cheesy Margherita Pizza Hummus!

The pesto pita chips complete this appetizer and offer a nice crunch. 

This duo is a total winner for any occasion. 

Ingredients include: Sun-dried tomatoes, canned white beans, pita bread, parmigiano-reggiano, and pesto.

This Jumbo Pizza Pigs In A Blanket recipe isn’t like any other pigs in a blanket. 

It starts by dividing the pizza dough and preparing the cheese, cheese, sausage, and pepperoni before wrapping them in the dough. 

Bake until golden, serve with pizza sauce for dipping, and you’ll have a delicious pizza appetizer for everyone. 

Ingredients include: Pizza dough, Italian sausage links, pepperoni, provolone cheese, and pizza sauce.

The taco meat, lettuce, and diced tomato toppings are the stars of this pizza appetizer. 

The addition of taco seasoning is the reason behind its savory flavor, and the crispy crust is irresistible. 

Feel free to be creative and add your favorite taco toppings, such as pinto beans, corn, cilantro, and onion. 

Ingredients include: Crescent rolls dough, ground beef, taco seasoning, sour cream, and salsa.

Laden with pizza toppings, this Pizza Monkey Bread is all you need to surprise your party guests. 

The combination of Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and pepperoni makes the flavor of this hors d’oeuvre top-notch. 

Ingredients include: Refrigerated biscuit dough, pepperoni, olive oil, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.

These bites have the best of both worlds: pizza and mac and cheese. 

Don’t limit yourself and add more delicious additions, like bacon bits, ham, mushrooms, and green onions. 

Ingredients include: Bob Evans packaged mac and cheese, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, pepperoni, and bread crumbs.

If you love Mexican street corn and this pizza appetizer is something you shouldn’t miss. 

The tender corn blends well with tangy cream sauce, nice-salty cotija, and crispy flatbread. 

This combo will make your taste buds tingle. 

Hot tip: Sprinkle more chili powder if you want to add more kick. 

Ingredients include: Flatbread, sour cream, mayonnaise, canned corn, cotija cheese, and chili powder.

Last but not least, the Pepperoni Pizza Sliders!

These sliders feature a medley of flavors coming from pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella, and pepperoni. 

Adding seasonings such as garlic powder, dried basil, and dried oregano elevates their overall flavor. 

Pro tip: Add cooked sausage for more pizza flavor. 

Ingredients include: Slider buns, pizza sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella, and butter.

The bottom line

So there you have it—the BEST pizza appetizers bound to impress everyone! 

If you’re planning to host a party and want to serve starters that are loaded with pizza flavors, hope this list of options will help you get started!

We personally love Pizza Crackers and Pizza Taquitos—how about you?

What are your favorite pizza appetizers?

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50 BEST Pizza Appetizers 🍕

50 BEST Pizza Appetizers 🍕

Check out our list of amazing pizza appetizers. You’re gonna love these original and interesting ideas, from pizza smashed potatoes to pizza egg rolls and lots more! 🍕

Ingredients

  • Mini Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
  • Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
  • Prosciutto, Fig & Caramelized Onion Pizza
  • Olive Pizza Appetizer
  • Air Fryer Mini Pepper Pizzas
  • Pepperoni Pizza Cupcakes
  • Loaded Pizza Bread
  • Pizza Pinwheels
  • Muffuletta Pizza Rolls
  • Appetizer Veggie Pizza
  • Pepperoni Pizza Dippers
  • Easy Mini Pizzas
  • Margherita Flatbread Pizza
  • Mini Pizza Potato Skins
  • Hawaiian Pizza Bites
  • Pizzette
  • Pizza Crackers
  • Pizza Poppers
  • Tapas Pizzas
  • Pizza Smashed Potatoes
  • Italian Sub French Bread Pizza
  • Cream Cheese & Vegetable Pizza Appetizer
  • Texas Toast Garlic Bread Pizza
  • Pepperoni Cheese Pizza Bombs
  • Pepperoni Pizza Pastry Puffs
  • Shrimp Naan Pizzas
  • Pizza Donuts
  • Pizza Pockets
  • Pizza Taquitos
  • Pizza Crescent Ring
  • Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Air Fryer Pizza Dough Nuggets
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza Roll Ups
  • Pesto & Bacon Pizza Appetizer
  • Pizza Dip
  • Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls
  • Pepperoni Pizza Keto Jalapeno Poppers
  • Pepperoni Pizza Deviled Eggs
  • Pizza Fries
  • Pizza Tater Tot Skewers
  • Pizza Meatballs
  • Crab Rangoon Mini Pizza
  • Pizza Sweet Potato Skins
  • Margherita Pizza Hummus With Pesto Pita Chips
  • Jumbo Pizza Pigs In A Blanket
  • Taco Pizza Appetizer
  • Pizza Monkey Bread
  • Pizza Mac & Cheese Bites
  • Mexican Street Corn Flatbread
  • Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

Instructions

  1. Skim through our Pizza Appetizers list.
  2. Select the recipe that looks good.
  3. Prep the ingredients as instructed.
  4. Be sure to share this list of foodie finds!

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