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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.

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!

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.

Hand dipping homemade football shaped pizza pocket into marinara 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.

stuffed pizza football cut in half showing cheese and pepperoni center.

More Pepperoni Recipes

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!

Pepperoni muffins are another fun pizza inspired treats. They are a great savory muffin option that make great lunchbox lunches as well.

Pan of dough shaped into football shaped and stuffed with pepperoni and cheese topped with cheese to look like laces, ready to go in the oven.

Pepperoni pizza cheese ball is a great game day appetizer idea as well. All the pizza flavor in a fun cracker spread.

Or try pepperoni pizza stuffed waffles, they take just a few minutes to make. It is fun to use the waffle make for something a little bit different.

Now onto the recipe:

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

Stuffed Pizza Footballs

Servings: 12 Stuffed Pizzas
Author: Carlee
Make stuffed pizza footballs for your big game party! They are cute and easy. They could also be made into a super fun dinner.
4.91 from 11 ratings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 24 Rhodes Rolls thawed to room temperature
  • 1 can pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 ounces pepperoni chopped
  • 6 slices provolone or mozzarella


  • Put a ball of defrosted bread dough on a rolling surface and roll it out into an oval shape. Continue until all of the dough balls are in the rough shape of footballs
    24 Rhodes Rolls
  • Put a heavy teaspoon of sauce on half of the dough ovals and spread around. Leave a rim around the edge with no sauce.
    1 can pizza sauce
  • Place a few mini pepperonis on the sauce, then add a little shredded cheese.
    8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese, 3 ounces pepperoni
  • Top with a second oval of dough. Pinch the edges together to seal.
  • Cut the sliced cheese into strips and place over dough to resemble the laces on a football.
    6 slices provolone or mozzarella
  • Bake on parchment paper in a 350°F oven for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 11gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 575mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Tuesday 12th of February 2019

Thank you so much!


Tuesday 5th of February 2019

These look so good! Perfect for game day!


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

Thank you!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Sunday 3rd of February 2019

These are to cool! Perfect football food!


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

Thank you!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Friday 1st of February 2019

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


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

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

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

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!


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

You should definitely make some for game day!