Cheat Friendly Pizza Bombs!

pizza bombs easy recipe thrifty

I wanted to introduce you to my cheat version of a super quick #bishbashbosh easy weeknight meal that the kids will love.

So thrifty, as you can use any filling/leftovers & you can either use store bought dough. Perish the thought! 😂 or you can easily make at home for a cheaper more healthy alternative!

Today I’m showing you my store bought dough version as that’s what I used …. I didn’t get time ahead to make the dough before, so get what you’re given!! (That’s what I tell the kids) 😎 I made it with minced lamb, but like I said, feel free to add any ingredients, mergez sausage, pepperoni, grilled veg, any cheese combo, shredded chicken…. anything you fancy, leftovers work great too!


I use my VC Home pastry/dough mat to help me out, which is a lifesaver!

I got mine from eBay whilst at home in London, for a thrifty £3 (around 15AED) but you can find them at Homecentre and a few other home stores across Dubai, I’m sure the price is more, like most things here! But they are really worth It, a very nifty little thing to have available in the kitchen!



  • 1 Roll of store bought pizza dough
  • Pizza sauce (I crush tomatoes & cook with sauteed onions & garlic, any spices you like, & mixed herbs) but store bought works fine if you’re pressed for time.
  • Garlic butter (just crush garlic salt & parsley into melted butter, tastes better when made ahead I usually make it weekly and use it with a variety of recipes such as garlic bread or smashed roasted spuds)
  • Minced beef or lamb (amount is up to you)
  • Handfull of Mozzarella cheese
  • Egg wash for closing the bombs
  • 1 tsp Cajun spice mix (if using – omit as you like)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a non stick pan, sautee some chopped onion in a little olive oil until browned slightly, add garlic and stir until fragrant & add the mince, once browned add the salt & pepper, mixed herbs & Cajun spice mix if using.
  2. Add the pizza sauce & simmer till thickened with the mince, 10 minutes should be enough.
  3. Set aside to cool down.

Once the mince has cooled grab your dough & roll out flat if using home made… using a bowl or large cup, cut some circles in your dough and begin to fill your bombs. Brush the edges with egg wash and add a pinch of mozzarella in the middle & sauce mix on top… You only need a little (maybe a tbsp) depending on your bomb sizes… if smaller go with a tsp scoop as you don’t want the sauce exploding through the dough as you wrap.

Bring the dough together pinching with your fingers then flip upside down onto a lightly greased oven dish and brush the top with the garlic butter & sprinkle some mixed herbs for decoration.

That’s It! 10-15 minutes that’s all that’s needed for these babies!

They’re super quick, so delicious & easy! Kid friendly, they love them & they’re great for serving while watching a game or having a sleepover!

Give them a try & let me know your variations & fillings in the comments below & don’t forget to share!! 🙂



  1. 28/11/2017 / 11:30 am

    Oh my, these look amazing! I’m going to have to try making these!!! ❤

  2. enjoyingthedays17
    08/11/2017 / 1:21 pm

    When I saw pizza in the title, I had to click to read this article. What a fun and different idea this is for us to try. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. 08/10/2017 / 11:16 am

    Will try this g=for my cheat meal or cheat day! 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  4. 06/10/2017 / 12:53 pm

    It looks yummy.. And it could help in nutritional health.Going to share it.

    • 06/10/2017 / 1:39 pm

      Yay! Please do & let me know what you put in yours! 😏

  5. 05/10/2017 / 3:43 pm

    These look amazing! Its 4:45 am here and I am starving now LOL…Have you ever tried it without meat or used just chicken? I am sure it would as amazing 😀

  6. 04/10/2017 / 1:37 am

    These look so delicious! I love pizza bombs! Definitely trying these inshaAllah! 😀

  7. 02/10/2017 / 1:13 am

    Forget making these for the kids, I want a plate all to myself! For some reason I’ve always found it hard to find ready made pizza dough in the UK but that won’t stop me lol!

    • 02/10/2017 / 1:13 pm

      Hehe, why not! 😁
      You can get it in most places like Sainsbury’s…. but, I much prefer home made… seems to go much further too!

  8. 01/10/2017 / 3:40 am

    Oh dear, this post is making me so hungry with all the pizza and dough deliciousness. It looks amazing! I never knew such a thing as a dough mat even existed. You learn something new every day. 🙂

    • 01/10/2017 / 6:18 am

      Yes I definetly recommend them! …. Even has measurement equivalents imprinted on It, so you’ve always got a handy help in kitchen even with maths! 😂

  9. 01/10/2017 / 1:21 am

    These genuinely look incredible! And they don’t sound too difficult for even an awful cook like me to make! Must try Xx

    • 01/10/2017 / 6:16 am

      😂 these make you look like a good cook don’t worry x

  10. 30/09/2017 / 6:37 pm

    Welcome! Let me know what you put in yours! 😏

  11. 30/09/2017 / 5:55 pm

    As usual sis, brilliant recipe made easy. Looks so delicious, thanks a lot for sharing!! 💖

  12. 30/09/2017 / 2:47 pm

    Looks yum! Seriously it’s amazing what things at home can taste like. I say it’s better than the restaurants.

  13. 29/09/2017 / 7:41 pm

    Thanks for your feedback…. Yes I know the feeling, I lived in a remote village for 3 years…was hard to find ingredients! Let me know how they turn out! 👌

  14. 29/09/2017 / 6:26 pm

    Yum, these look so good! We actually have all of these ingredients where I live (sometimes finding things can be an issue here haha), so I am definitely trying it out! Jazakum Allahu khairan for sharing =)

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