Appetizers, Kid-Friendly

Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi™ Digital Air Fry Oven
  • Prep time: 12 mins
  • Total time: 38 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 8 people

Pepperoni Pizza Bites

TIP: For a vegetarian version, substitute finely chopped cooked mushrooms for the pepperoni, or just use more cheese. Sprinkle with a few red pepper flakes.  


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy

Recipe tags


  • 1/2 cup pepperoni (very finely chopped)
  • 1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 can (8 oz) crescent roll dough
  • all-purpose flour, for dusting

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  • Step 1

    In a small bowl, toss together the pepperoni and cheese. Stir in the marinara sauce. (If you have one, this is a good time to use a food processor. Then you don’t have to chop everything so finely; just dump everything in and pulse a few times to mix.) 

  • Step 2

    Unroll the dough onto a lightly floured cutting board. Separated into 4 rectangles. Firmly pinched the perforations together and it pat or roll the dough pieces flat.  

  • Step 3

    Divide the cheese mixture evenly between the rectangles and spread it out over the dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Roll a rectangle up tightly, starting with the short end. Pinch the edge down to seal the roll. Repeat with the remaining roles. If you have time, refrigerate or freeze the rolls for 5 to 10 minutes to firm up. This makes it easier to slice 

  • Step 4

    Slice the rolls into four or five even slices. Place the slices on the sheet pan, leaving a few inches between each.  

  • Step 5

    Select AIR ROAST, set temperature to 350 F, and set time to 2 minutes. Select START/PAUSE to begin preheating.  

  • Step 6

    Once the unit has preheated, slide the pan into the oven.  

  • Step 7

    After 6 minutes, rotate the pan 180 degrees and continue cooking.  

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, throlls will be golden brown with crispy edges. Remove the pan from the oven. If you like, serve with additional marinara sauce for dipping.