Inspired by Domino's Parmesan Bread Bites, these little nuggets of baked pizza dough are bursting with garlic, butter & parmesan cheese. It's the perfect little pizza-fied finger food!
Full disclosure: we are not being healthy today. Today, we are recreating Domino's Parmesan Bread Bites by baking up little hunks of pizza dough and smothering them in garlic, butter and parm. 😋
I can never resist adding some parmesan bread bites to our order when we get Domino's, and I decided I had to figure out how to make them at home. We usually order thin crust pizza, and while I really do love all the toppings and the crispiness of the crust (Pacific Veggie FTW!), I always find that I sort of miss the chewiness of good old classic pizza dough. Toss in a few bread bites and that craving is satisfied! Plus the thin crust is a lot less calories so it all balances out in the end...right?
These little parmesan bread bites are so addictive. Rolling the pizza dough into little logs gives them enough body that they puff up in the middle and have a slightly chewy inside, but they are still crispy on the outside from the butter and parm that goes on before they're baked. The garlic salt adds a punch of savory flavor, and they are just perfect dipped into some marinara sauce or pizza sauce.
Who needs delivery when you can make these at home in just a few simple steps? If you're interested in more copycat recipes, you might like my Copycat Giordano's House Salad and Copycat Zoup! Overstuffed Bell Pepper Soup.
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Inspired by Domino's Parmesan Bread Bites, these little nuggets of baked pizza dough are bursting with garlic, butter & parmesan cheese...what's not to love?
- Half of one 13.8 oz tube refrigerated classic pizza crust (or about 1/2 lb of your favorite pizza dough)
- 3 Tbsp melted butter, divided
- About 1/2 tsp garlic salt, divided
- About 2-3 Tbsp parmesan cheese (I used Parmigiano Reggiano), finely grated
- 1/4 tsp dried parsley
- 1/3 cup marinara or pizza sauce, for dipping
Preheat oven to 350°F. Unroll the pizza dough and cut into 1 ½ inch strips. Roll each strip into a log about the diameter of your finger. Cut each log into 1 inch nuggets. Arrange the dough nuggets evenly on a baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Brush 1 Tbsp melted butter over the dough nuggets, sprinkle lightly with garlic salt (about 1/4 tsp), and grate a little bit of parmesan cheese over top (about 1 Tbsp).
Bake for about 14 minutes, rotating pan halfway through cooking time, until lightly golden brown (do not over bake or the dough will get very tough).
Mix the remaining 1/4 tsp garlic salt and 1/4 tsp parsley with the remaining 2 Tbsp melted butter. Brush the butter mixture liberally over the bread bites. Scoot the pieces together on the pan and grate more parmesan cheese over top (about 1-2 Tbsp). Transfer to a platter and serve with marinara or pizza sauce for dipping.
This recipe can very easily be doubled to use the entire pizza crust. I only made a half batch because there are only two of us, and also I made & ate a LOT of these while testing the recipe. As much as I would love to eat my weight in buttery bread bites - my waistline would not love it. 😜