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Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies

Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies are ready in minutes with a handful of ingredients! Flaky pastry is filled with cheese and pepperoni for a perfect picky-eater-approved dinner.

Refrigerated pie crust is the start to many of my family’s favorite meals, from Chicken Pot Pie to these hand pies!

Flaky pie crust filled with pepperoni and cheese. These baked Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies are ready in minutes and make a great meal!

Why This Dinner is Best

Pizza Hand Pies are an amazing dinner hack! You’ll love this recipe on busy weeknights but these hand pies are perfect for parties and get-togethers, too.

Have you ever panicked realizing you have no idea what to make for dinner? A quick check of the fridge reminds you it’s been a while since your last grocery run.

Instead of reaching for the phone to order a subpar pizza that may or may not arrive on time, make Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies!

Like a cross between a calzone and a pizza roll, these savory hand pies are hot, flavorful and loaded with cheese!

  • Ready in 30 minutes.
  • Kids LOVE these hand pies.
  • Budget friendly recipe.
  • Dip them into your favorite pizza sauce!
Flaky pie crust filled with pepperoni and cheese. These baked Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies are ready in minutes and make a great meal!

Just a Couple Ingredients

Want to know my very favorite thing about this hand pie recipe?

You only need THREE ingredients.

  • Refrigerated pie crust
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni

I also open up a jar of pizza sauce to serve with these hand pies for a grand total of four ingredients. Not bad for a homemade dinner!

Easy Instructions

It’s so easy to make pizza hand pies, you can almost do it in your sleep!

STEP 1. Unroll the pie crusts. Use a biscuit cutter to cut each crust into 6 circles.

STEP 2. Add fillings. Put about 3 pepperoni into the center of each circle. Sprinkle a pinch of grated cheese on top then fold the edges of the crust together.

STEP 3. Bake until browned. This takes about 13 minutes in my oven.

Serve with pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce for dipping!

Flaky pie crust filled with pepperoni and cheese. These baked Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies are ready in minutes and make a great meal!

Recipe FAQs

What can I substitute for mozzarella?

Shredded parmesan cheese or a mild white cheddar cheese would be a delicious alternative to mozzarella in pepperoni pizza hand pies. Or use a combination of your favorites!

What other fillings can I put in pizza hand pies?

You can fill your pizza hand pies with all kinds of delicious veggies or meats, not just pepperoni. Instead of pepperoni, try mushrooms, peppers or olives inside of these hand pies (or a mix of all 3!). Spinach, tomatoes and cooked sausage are more good choices. Just make sure not to over fill the hand pies. You need to be able to fold the edges together and seal them with the tines of a fork without the crust breaking.

Can I put the pizza sauce inside the hand pies instead?

Yes, these pepperoni pizza hand pies are also tasty with the sauce baked right inside. The only reason I leave it out is because kids tend to burn their tongue on the hot sauce.

What side dishes go well with pizza hand pies?

Turn your pepperoni hand pies into a complete meal by adding sliced fresh veggies, fruit or an green salad with homemade dressing on the side.

Can these be made ahead of time?

To make these ahead of time, roll out and fill the pie crust, then store unbaked hand pies in the refrigerator until ready to bake and eat (up to 24 hours).
You can also freeze the unbaked hand pies! Store them in a freezer safe container and bake from frozen. No need to thaw first. It’s the convenience of frozen pizza rolls meets the superior taste of homemade pizza!

How do I store them?

Pizza hand pies are best enjoyed fresh within a few hours of baking, but if you have leftovers, wrap them up tightly and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Flaky pie crust filled with pepperoni and cheese. These baked Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies are ready in minutes and make a great meal!

More hand pie recipes

  • These Strawberry Hand Pies are the perfect dessert. And in about 30 minutes, you’ll have one of these delicious baked treats in your hands! Great for Valentine’s Day too!
  • Dessert is ready in 30 minutes with these Glazed Peach Hand Pies! The flaky crust and spicy cinnamon filling are the perfect combo in a hand pie, plus they’re baked not fried!
  • Easy, 3 ingredient, Oven Baked Lemon Hand Pies Recipe: flaky, baked hand pies with a sweet lemon filling! Don’t forget the dusting of powdered sugar on top!
  • These Glazed Apple Hand Pies are the perfect fall treat. And in about 30 minutes, you’ll have one of these delicious baked treats in your hands!
Yield: 14 hand pies

Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Flaky pie crust filled with pepperoni and cheese. These baked Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies are ready in minutes and make a great meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 box (14 ounce) refrigerated pie crust, room temperature
  • 3 ounce sliced pepperoni
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Allow pie crust to come to room temperature before unrolling (see package directions).
  2. Unroll pie crusts and cut 6 circles from each crust using a 4-inch biscuit cutter. You may have to re-roll the scraps to get the 6th (or 7th) circle.
  3. Place about 3 pieces of pepperoni and a big pinch of cheese in the center of each circle. Fold the sides over and pinch the edges closed. Press the edges with the tines of a fork to seal.
  4. Bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet (1 inch apart) for about 13-15 minutes, until browned.
  5. Serve immediately with pizza sauce! ENJOY

Notes

  • Can these be made ahead of time? To make these ahead of time, roll out and fill the pie crust, then store unbaked hand pies in the refrigerator until ready to bake and eat (up to 24 hours).
  • You can also freeze the unbaked hand pies! Store them in a freezer safe container and bake from frozen. No need to thaw first. It's the convenience of frozen pizza rolls meets the superior taste of homemade pizza!
  • How do I store them? Pizza hand pies are best enjoyed fresh within a few hours of baking, but if you have leftovers, wrap them up tightly and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1 hand pie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 272mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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If you love pizza but don’t have time to make a whole pie from scratch, these Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies are bound to become your favorite easy dinner idea!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on January 28, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. These pepperoni hand pies were SO good! Even my picky 5-year-old loved them. I can’t wait to make them again! 

  2. These look great, I was wondering if there is a particular reason you don’t add the sauce inside it instead of as a dip?

    1. Because my kids when they were little would burn their tongues on the hot pizza sauce. But you could totally do it that way if you prefer 🙂

  3. Good Lord ! This is fantastic ! Makes me bite the screen ! Definitely on my Must do list !
    Keep on rocking ! You are great !

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