Cheat Friendly Pizza Bombs!

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. Perishย the thought! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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) ๐Ÿ˜Ž 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 ยฃ3 (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! ๐Ÿ™‚

16 thoughts on “Cheat Friendly Pizza Bombs!

  1. ashleybounoura says:

    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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  2. Iqra Asad says:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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