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Pesto Mozzarella Stuffed Dough Balls

These pesto mozzarella stuffed dough balls make a perfect appetiser or party snack. They're easy to make with pizza dough and taste amazing drizzled with garlic and herb butter!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 Dough Balls
Calories 146kcal


  • 1 quantity Pizza Dough (see notes)
  • 100 g Mozzarella in 8 cubes
  • 2 tablespoon Red Pesto
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 4 tablespoon Butter melted
  • Small bunch Parsley chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan oven). Split the pizza dough into 8 balls. Flatten each one and place a little red pesto and a cube of mozzarella in the middle. Fold the dough around it and roll into a ball.
  • Place each dough ball on a baking tray covered in grease proof paper. Mix half the garlic and melted butter together and brush each dough ball with the mixture. Place in the oven for 20 minutes, checking for doneness from 15 minutes onwards. Mix the rest of the butter and garlic with the parsley and drizzle over the dough balls before serving.


We used the pizza dough recipe from here and that made the right amount of dough.
The nutritional information is per dough ball.
Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg