March Madness Pizza Balls Recipe

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With March Madness here, I like preparing party snacks and appetizers to enjoy while we watch the games. This year I decided to do a unique twist on basketball and make Pizza Balls which are perfect for a slam dunk in a bowl of warm pizza sauce. This appetizer was incredibly easy to make and it received rave reviews from fans. In fact, Kora asked if she could eat these every day from now on!

March Madness Pizza Balls

Pizza Balls Recipe


  • 2 can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 16 pieces of Hormel Pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  2. Unroll 1 can of crescent rolls and press seams together.  Cut 8 squares.
  3. Top each square with cheese, pepperoni, and 1 tbsp pizza sauce.
  4. Fold up sides of each crescent roll square and press together forming a ball. Place balls onto cookie sheets.
  5. Repeat with second can of crescent rolls.
  6. Cook Pizza Balls for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Heat leftover pizza sauce in microwave for 1 minute, reheating an additional 10 seconds repeatedly until warm.
  8. Serve Pizza Balls with pizza sauce to dip.
  9. Eat and enjoy!

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  1. Looks so yummy! My son would love this!

  2. Stephanie says:

    These look really good and so easy. I don’t eat meat, but hubby would love them and I could fill mine with my favorite veggies. I’m definitely pinning these for future parties. Thanks!

  3. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    Yum. Sounds not only good. Sounds easy to make too.

    Could brown some Italian sausage with some red, green, and yellow peppers along with some onion that would be good in them too.

  4. Becky Greene says:

    What a fun recipe – perfect time to find it, too!

  5. Maralea says:

    These look awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I might try this for this year’s upcoming March Madness.

  7. OMG these look amazing and are so easy!!! I could easily make them with veggie pepperoni to vegetarianize them too! yummers!

  8. Harmony B says:

    These are a great idea.

  9. These look so good!

  10. Jennifer Marie says:

    My youngest son would love these-he too would probably want to eat them every day lol

  11. Mmmm these look great Tesa! Beats those pizza rolls you get at the grocery store :)

  12. Yummy!

  13. How appropriate! Pizza Balls for Basketball and they look YUMMY!

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