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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Stuffed Pizza Footballs

Make stuffed pizza footballs for your big game party! They are cute and easy. They could also be made into a super fun dinner.

Platter of football stuffed pizzas with small football dish of pizza sauce for dipping

       Your guests are sure to RSVP to you football watching parties if they know you are making stuffed pizza footballs! They are also a great make and take for tailgates as well.  We stuffed ours with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni, but you could use your favorite toppings!

small stuffed pizza in shape of football on football field napkin

     We love having people over to watch football.  It is fun to get everyone together and rib each other about how we are doing in our pick'em pool, talk smack about our fantasy teams and just catch up. 

     But if you are like us, the game is only half of the attraction.  The other half is the food!  I have a pot of chili going more Sundays than not during football season.  

dipping a stuffed pepperoni pizza football into dipping sauce

    It is also a great time to try out new snack recipes.  I love to make and eat that kind of food, but sometimes a full batch is too much for just us.  

     This recipe is perfect for your game day gatherings.  MiMi found it on the Rhodes website and new it would be a hit with everyone.  

stuffed pizza football on plate

      They turned out so darn cute and were really delicious.  The leftovers were good reheated too.  Don't worry too much about that though, there won't be many left!

       There is just something so fun about serving football shaped food for big games.  We have a few favorite recipes that are requested at our big game parties.

More favorite football shaped recipes: 

Pig Skin Cheese Ball is a fun traditional style cheese ball.  It is flavored with bacon, cheddar and ranch and decorated to look like a football complete with a pig skin made of bacon!

Cookies and Cream Football Cheese Ball is a fun chocolate version of a dessert cheese ball.  It is fun served with graham crackers, chocolate cookies, vanilla wafers or even pretzels.

Football Fudge is an easy two ingredient fudge.  Pipe on some icing laces for a cute sweet treat.

    Make stuffed pizza footballs for your big game party! They are cute and easy. They could also be made into a super fun dinner.

    If quick pizza inspired recipes are your jam, check out bubble up pizza.  It comes together in just a few minutes and packs big pizza taste!

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    Yield: 12 servings

    Stuffed Pizza Footballs

    Stuffed Pizza Footballs

    Make stuffed pizza footballs for your big game party! They are cute and easy. They could also be made into a super fun dinner.
    prep time: 30 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 45 M


    • 24 Rhodes Rolls, thawed to room temperature
    • 1 can pizza sauce
    • 1 package mozzarella cheese
    • 2-4 ounces pepperoni, chopped
    • 6 slices provolone or mozzarella


    How to cook Stuffed Pizza Footballs

    1. Put a hunk of dough on a rolling surface and roll it out into an oval shape
    2. Put a heavy teaspoon of sauce on half of the dough ovals and spread around. Leave a rim around the edge with no sauce.
    3. Place a few mini pepperonis on the sauce, then add a little shredded cheese.
    4. Top with a second oval of dough. Pinch the edges together to seal.
    5. Cut the sliced cheese into strips and place over dough to resemble the laces on a football.
    6. Bake on parchment paper in a 350 F oven for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
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    Make stuffed pizza footballs for your big game party! They are cute and easy. They could also be made into a super fun dinner.


    1. These are cute and the kids will love them! I'm sure they will lead to a deflated or not discussion! This is fun. Thanks for sharing at Tumbleweed Contessa's Super Bowl Snack Party.


      1. The big kids love them too! My husband and one of his friends came back for more later.

    2. These are so cute! What a great idea!

      1. Thank you, they are really yummy too! It's always nice when things end up cute and scrumptious.

    3. These are super fun. I can see why they received the most clicks last week at Simple Supper Tuesday. We hope to see you again this week, starting Monday night at 8pm EST.

    4. That is awesome, they were a big hit! Thank you!

    5. Hi Carlee! Your wonderful Pizza's received the most clicks on our Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party at Moore or Less Cooking! Nettie

    6. Love these cutie patooties Carlee! I gotta find these Rhodes rolls......

      1. They're in the freezer at the grocery store. Homemade bread dough be great too, but a little more work. I hope you find them!

    7. I am bursting with excitement over these babies. The boys would love them, I’m so adding it to the SB snack list! Stay warm and cozy my friend!

      1. You should definitely make some for game day!

    8. These are such a fun idea and I know the whole family would gobble them up!

      1. They are fun and you could always change the toppings based on everyone's preferences!

    9. These look so good! Perfect for game day!

    10. Your Stuffed Pizza Footballs are a great idea, looks yummy! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!
      Miz Helen


    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!