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Gluten Free Pizza Bites

These cheesy pizza bites made in the air fryer are the perfect pizza snack or pizza appetizer!  With a simple homemade dough, these pizza balls are completely made from scratch. All our favorite pizza flavors in a bite-sized pizza snack that is fun and easy to make. Kids and adults alike love these. 

one halved and two whole glutenfree pizza bagel bites on a white plate with a side of marinara sauce

If you’re longing for a nostalgic taste from the past or have a party coming up and are looking for a snack that kids and adults alike will love, look no further than these mini pizza bites!

These bring back so many memories! Did anybody else here grow up eating mini pizza bagels from the frozen food aisle? The ones you could so conveniently pop in the oven whenever you had a craving between meals? These bagel pizza bites taste just like them! Perfectly soft pizza balls with the perfect amount of pizza sauce, fiery pepperoni, and lots of melted cheese. Pretty hard to beat!

This little pizza snack is made completely from scratch so obviously, there are a couple more steps involved than in the bagel bites cooking instructions we might remember from our childhood. But trust me, it’s worth it.

mini air fryer cheesy pizza bagel bites with a small dish dish of marinara sauce on the side

This recipe for pizza bites is super easy and uses simple ingredients.  Best of all, you can control the ingredients and customize the fillings to your taste.  

The pizza dough uses no yeast so there is no need to rest it. Just mix all ingredients and roll out, then fill! SO simple. This is a recipe everyone should have!

mini pizza bagel bites filled with marinara sauce and melty cheese

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS PIZZA BITES RECIPE

  • gluten-free flour  – 1:1 
  • baking powder makes the bagel pizza batter rise without having to add yeast
  • Greek yogurt reacts with baking powder to give the bagel batter a rise and make it taste light yet rich 
  • Italian seasoning and garlic powder add that Italian flavor 
  • pizza sauce or marinara – homemade is obviously best but store-bought does the job as well 
  • mozzarella is the classic choice for anything pizza but don’t be shy about trying different kinds. Muenster would be a great choice a well 
  • pepperoni – to keep these vegetarian add in some sliced mushrooms or olives

mini bagel pizza bites with a small dish of marinara sauce

WHICH OTHER FILLINGS CAN I USE? 

Feel free to skip the pepperoni and add bacon or ham. Alternatively, keep it vegetarian and add thinly-sliced mushrooms, olives, bell peppers, onion, etc. 

STORAGE:

Storage: Store leftover pizza bites in an airtight container or in a plastic zip-lock bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds or reheat them in a 375 F oven for 6-8 minutes.

You can also freeze them: Once completely cooled, freeze the pizza bagel bites in a single layer on a baking sheet for 30 minutes. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe plastic bag and store them in the back of your freezer for 2-3 months. Reheat them in the oven at 375 F for 15-20 minutes.

three mini pizza bagel bites on a white plate with a small dish with marinara sauce on the side

WHAT TO SERVE WITH PIZZA BITES? 

I like to serve these fresh out of the air fryer with warmed pizza sauce or marinara for dipping. SO good! You can also dip them in wings sauce, ranch dressing, blue cheese dip, or really any other dipping sauce you enjoy. 

Yield: 8 bagels

Glutenfree Pizza Bites

Glutenfree Pizza Bites

These cheesy pizza bites made in the air fryer are the perfect pizza snack or pizza appetizer!  With a simple homemade dough, these pizza balls are completely made from scratch. All our favorite pizza flavors in a bite-sized pizza snack that is fun and easy to make. Kids and adults alike love these. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

FOR BAGELS

  • 1 1/3 cups gluten free 1:1 baking flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt

FOR FILLING

  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce, more for serving if desired
  • 8 small cubes mozzarella cheese
  • small slices pepperoni, optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and italian seasoning. Once combined, add Greek yogurt and mix again till dough forms.
  2. Separate the dough into 8 small pieces and flatten. Add pizza sauce and mozzarella to centre of dough. Fold the dough over the sauce and cheese and pinch together. Round the balls out with your hands.
  3. Spray or brush the tops of the balls with avocado oil and put in air fryer for 7-8 minutes at 375F. Watch them closely after 6 minutes as the cheese may want to escape.
  4. Serve with more marinara if desired, and enjoy immediately!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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12 Comments

  1. Amazing recipe, yum! I just added salt to the dough 👌🏻

    1. Thanks so much for the 5 star review Anita! So glad you liked it!!

  2. Would this dough work to make a regular pizza crust?

    1. Hi Lynn,

      I haven’t tried it for pizza crust so I’m not too sure! I think it could potentially work! If you try it let me know!! 🙂

  3. Bridget Abaunza says:

    Can this recipe be made with all purpose flour?

    1. Hi Bridget! Yes, it absolutely can!! 🙂

  4. Could you possible make these in the oven? My air fryer stopped working sadly and haven’t gotten a new one yet lol.

    1. Hi Samantha! Yes that would totally work! They may not come out exactly the same but they will definitely still come out great!

  5. These are so good in the air fryer 😋