PARTY FOOD ALERT: Super Cheesy Caprese Pizza Bombs!! Our favorite pizza bombs made Italian style! Stuffed with mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and sun dried tomatoes, all drizzled with a delicious garlic herb butter.
Caprese- pronounced cah-preh-zeh (be Italian, roll the "r")
Pizza Bombs are the perfect finger food/party food/I’m home alone and can eat anything I want food. They’re perfect for little hands and perfect for serving a crowd. Just like these Garlic Herb Mozzarella Sticks! But more filling….
Baked or Fried?
You can really do either, but these pizza bites are a little healthier because they’re baked. I also love not having to stand over the stove and a hot pot of oil and fry them up while everyone eats, you know? To bake these guys you just crank up the oven to the highest setting, add the pizza bombs on a tray (you can make a bunch at once, another plus), and bake them for 5-7 minutes. SO FAST!
Let’s talk business.
We love pizza. I make it all the time, and I usually have a couple balls of dough left over after pizza night. That’s where the idea for these babies came in. It was the perfect way to use all the extra ingredients and…well, they came out so good that Bae has been requesting them non stop since.
I DO make my own pizza dough(subscribe to the mail list below to be notified when my favorite recipe is posted).
I use a cold ferment method which means that after kneading the dough together it gets placed in the fridge to chill for 8 hours. A little thinking ahead is necessary but the dough also lasts for up to three days, and gets tastier with time, so you can make the most incredible pizza all week.
What kind of dough should I use for Pizza Bombs?
If you don’t make your own pizza dough(yet! there is hope for us all!), try these options:
- Crescent roll dough. Maybe a little more flaky than pizza dough, but quick and delicious(and flaky- never a bad thing).
- Biscuit dough. I might recommend Pillsbury, just because I love them.
- Store bought pizza dough. Till you start making your own, yeah.
I don’t like basil.
Dude that is totally okay! If you don’t like the “caprese” part of these pizza bombs you can use a spread of marinara sauce instead of the tomatoes, and take out the basil. (add oregano, some diced herbs). Although then they’ll be more margarita style…but you know, do you.
For the finishing touch, something you cannot skip on, is the garlic herb butter brush. Some fresh parsley, dried oregano and minced garlic, heated until aromatic with a slab of hot butter. Brush on the pizza bombs straight from the oven, and dig in!
I hope you love these Cheesy Caprese Pizza Bombs like we do- be sure to leave a review and a comment below if you make them, and always share your photos with us on Instagram! As always, Happy Cooking!
Cheesy Caprese Pizza Bombs
- 350 grams mozzarella, or a pack of mozzarella slices(i used a block)
- 1 package/jar sundried tomatoes
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 3-5 balls(each weighing about 227 Gram) of ready made pizza dough(each ball of dough makes about 5 bombs)
Garlic Herb Butter
- 50 grams butter
- 1 clove garlic, crushed or very finely minced
- 1/2 Tbs fresh parsley, minced
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt
- First set out your ingredients. Slice the mozzarella into squares, each about 1 1/2 in. in length, and cut the sundried tomatoes in half if they're big. Wash and dry the basil well.Make the filling by stacking a mozzarealla slice, tomatoe and a basil leaf, then a mozarella slice, tomatoe, basil, etc. three times over. Top the last basil leaf with a cheese slice, so there should be 4 slices in all.
- Preheat your oven to the highest setting.Flour your work surface and slice a ball of pizza dough into roughly 5 pieces. Tap each piece down with your fingers to form a small disk. Place a caprese filling stack in the centre, and fold up the sides to close the filling inside the dough. Flip it over so the smooth side is on top, and place onto a baking tray fitted with a baking sheet. Leave an inch or two between each pizza bomb.Finish all the bombs. Bake for 5-7 minutes on high heat, until the tops are golden.
Garlic Herb Butter
- In a small pot or a microwave safe bowl, heat up the butter and minced garlic, till just fragrent- a minute or two in a pot. (you can sub olive oil for butter if needed). Add the parsley, oregano, and salt, and mix to combine. Hot out of the oven, brush the herb butter over the pizza bombs. Eat hot!