Move over, Garlic Knots, I’ve found a new favorite use for pizza dough. And it’s as far as you can get from the shape of a slice.

I’ve bundled teaspoons of creamy ricotta inside balls of pizza dough that are then brushed with melted honey butter and baked until golden. And while I used store-bought whole wheat dough, you can also opt to make your own with my recipe for The Ultimate Pizza Dough. But regardless of what dough you use, be prepared for a sweet and savory treat, as these pull-apart bundles aren’t your average pepperoni pizza bites.

Looking to take your snack to all new homemade heights?

Grab 8 cups whole milk and 2 cups buttermilk and then fire up the flames for easy, cheesy homemade ricotta.





Ricotta and Honey Butter Bites

Transform homemade or store-bought pizza dough into a sweet and savory treat with this recipe for Ricotta and Honey Butter Bites. These pull-apart bundles aren’t your average pepperoni pizza bites.
5 from 1 vote
Ricotta and Honey Butter Bites
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 24 bites


  • 1 ½ lbs. store-bought or homemade pizza dough, at room temperature
  • 6 oz. firm ricotta cheese, cold
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, plus additional for greasing pan
  • 1/3 cup honey


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Grease a 9" pie plate or baking dish with butter.
  • Tear the dough into 20 to 24 roughly equal size pieces.
  • Roll out each piece of dough to approximately 2" in diameter. Place 2 teaspoons of ricotta in the center of each piece of dough, stretch and fold up the edges, and pinch to seal.
  • Place each bundle seam side down in the prepared baking dish, arranging them so they touch each other. (Note: It's a bit like putting together a puzzle to get them all to fit, but don't be afraid to switch the bundles around so that they all have ample space to plump when they bake.)
  • Melt the butter and honey in a small saucepan, whisking to combine.
  • Liberally brush the tops of the bites with the melted honey butter.
  • Bake the bites for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and brush one final time with remaining honey butter. Serve warm.
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Calories: 113kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 211mg, Potassium: 9mg, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 90IU, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.8mg

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  1. The combination of bread dough, ricotta and honey makes my mouth water. What a great idea!! Love it

  2. Are these a sweet or savory dish? Or is it a blank canvas for either, depending on what you add to the ricotta mixture?