Pizza Twists

Hey there, lovely moms and party organizers! Today, I’m thrilled to share my family’s all-time favorite snack and party recipe: Mom’s Delicious Pizza Twists! Perfect for a kids party, sleepover, or family get together, these pizza twists are sure to become a favorite in your home too!

Mom’s Delicious Pizza Twists Recipe

These cheesy, mouthwatering twists combine the classic flavors of pizza with a fun and irresistible twist (pun intended!). Perfect for parties, movie nights, game nights or simply as an afternoon treat, these pizza twists are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults. So, let's roll up our sleeves and get ready to create a delightful homemade snack that will have your family asking for more!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Course Party Food, Snack
Servings 16


For the dough:

  • – 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • – 1 packet 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • – 1 cup warm water around 110°F/45°C
  • – 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • – 2 tbsp olive oil
  • – 1 tsp salt

For the filling:

  • – 1 cup pizza sauce
  • – 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • – Your favorite pizza toppings pepperoni, diced bell peppers, sliced black olives, etc.

For brushing:

  • – 2 tbsp melted butter
  • – 1 tsp garlic powder
  • – 1 tsp dried oregano
  • – 1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese


Step 1: Preparing the Dough

  • In a small bowl, combine the warm water and sugar. Stir well until the sugar dissolves, then sprinkle the active dry yeast on top. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil.
  • Mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon until a dough forms, then transfer the dough onto a floured surface.
  • Knead the dough for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour while kneading.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Step 2: Preparing the Filling

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release the air, and roll it out on a floured surface into a rectangle about 12×16 inches in size.
  • Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the rolled-out dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce, making sure to cover the entire surface.
  • Add your favorite pizza toppings on top of the cheese layer, distributing them evenly.

Step 3: Twisting the Pizza Twists

  • Carefully fold the dough in half lengthwise, enclosing the filling inside the dough.
  • Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut the folded dough into 1-inch-wide strips, creating long pizza twist strips.
  • Take one strip at a time and gently twist it a few times, ensuring the filling is securely enclosed within the twists.
  • Place the twisted pizza strips on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them to allow for expansion.

Step 4: Baking and Finishing Touches

  • In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, garlic powder, dried oregano, and grated Parmesan cheese to make the brushing mixture.
  • Brush the mixture over the tops of the pizza twists, adding a flavorful and golden finish.
  • Pop the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the pizza twists are golden brown and the cheese is bubbly and melty.
  • Once they are done, remove the twists from the oven and let them cool for a couple of minutes before serving.


Serving Ideas
Serve these Mom’s Delicious Pizza Twists warm, alongside some extra pizza sauce for dipping, and watch them disappear in no time! Your family and guests will absolutely adore these savory treats, and they’ll become a frequent request for every get-together. Enjoy the smiles and compliments as everyone munches on these delightful pizza twists – homemade with love and an extra dash of mom magic!
I hope you enjoy making and devouring these pizza twists as much as my family does. Happy cooking, fellow party planners!

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mom of three. She started Darling Celebrations back in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating the special events in life.

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