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November 3, 2014

Pizza Pop-Itz

Pizza Pop-Itz ~ 2 Flavors of my take on Debonairs Restaurant's very popular Pop-Itz ! Perfect appetizers or snacks and great for the lunch box too #PopItz #SavorySnacks #Christmas #NewYear

This is my take on our local Pizza restaurants' little snacks {which costs way more than homemade by the way!}. I decided to start making my own Pizza Pop-Itz at the end of last year and they were an instant hit.

I did actually blog about this particular recipe at the time, but unfortunately it was one of the posts which had mysteriously vanished from my blog - together with another 45 posts.  That was during my horrible few months I spent on Wordpress and I am sure it was something I did wrong as Wordpress and I ----- well, let's just say we will never be BFF's !

Some of the recipes I lost, I eventually added to the blog again, but as I did not have a complete record of all that went missing, like this one for the Pizza Pop-Itz, it took some time before I realized I needed to add them again.

Fortunately I know this recipe by heart for one simple reason - I make these little savory Pop-Itz all the time.   I did notice however, that the Pizza restaurant have a new flavor available and be sure of it, there will be some {homemade} on our table soon !

Serve these Pizza Pop-Itz as a savory snack, with or without more snacks on Game Day, or make some for the lunchbox {although I do prefer them warm}. You can also serve these as an appetizer.


18 Pop-Itz


1 Roll Frozen Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted
375g Cream Cheese, plain, softened
1 Extra-Large Egg
1/2 t Salt
1/4 t Black Pepper
1 t Oregano
1/2 t Paprika + extra to sprinkle
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated

Extra's for the "Chutney & Cheese" flavored

1 1/2 TB Chutney
1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated

Extra's for the "Spring Onion & Ham" flavored

3 TB Spring Onions, chopped
3 TB Deli Ham, chopped


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray 2 x 12 hole muffin pans with cooking oil.
2.) Unroll the Shortcrust pastry and use a 5cm {2 inch} diameter cookie cutter to cut out 18 round pastry pieces - roll a little thinner and bigger - press into the muffin holes.
3.) Combine the Cream Cheese, Egg, Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Paprika and both Cheeses - use an electric mixer on medium.
4.) Divide the mixture into two bowls - add the ingredients for each flavor to each of the two bowls  and mix to combine well.
5.) Fill each pastry round 3/4 of the way {these will puff during baking and then settle again on cooling}, half with the one flavor and the other half with the second flavor.
6.) Sprinkle with extra Paprika and bake 20 - 25 minutes or until puffed and golden.
7.) Remove from the oven  - let cool and settle for 10 minutes - transfer to a cooling rack.

Best served warm.

ps:  You can also only make one flavor - choose your flavor and double up on the Extra's ingredients.

Pizza Pop-Itz ~ 2 Flavors of my take on Debonairs Restaurant's very popular Pop-Itz ! Perfect appetizers or snacks and great for the lunch box too #PopItz #SavorySnacks #Christmas #NewYear


  1. Awwww - I'm so sorry you lost all of those posts!! I don't get the hype with WP ... and I have no intention of switching over! These Pop-Itz sound easy and delicious! Perfect for game day!

  2. these look fantastic, very little kid friendly too. Sorry about the missing posts thats horrible

  3. Wow! These just made my mouth water! I am definitely trying these out!

  4. What a great snack recipe. Definitely something my family would love.

  5. Being an avid lover of pizza, I am bookmarking this to try later this week! Thank you for sharing!

  6. I'm so sorry you had the frustration of losing posts but I'm really glad you have re-blogged this one! Your Pizza Pop-Its look so tasty - a perfect little snack! Although I think I'd struggle to eat just one :-) Pinned! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

  7. G'day Thanks for coming and sharing at our #SayGdayParty Please make sure to revisit if you haven't already and say G'day to the hosts and another person at the party Pinned all! Cheers! Joanne What's On The List? Sharing is Caring!
    P.S. Sorry you lost your posts too...very frustrating indeed!

  8. These looks absolutely delicious! Yum! Can't wait to try them:)

  9. Wow this looks really good. I am not the only one who thinks so. Your post was very popular on last week's Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and will be featured next week at our party!

  10. Hey love, thanks for partying with me this week at Live Randomly Simple! So much great content this week! Hope you make it back this week! Party starts 10pm Monday night and runs through Saturday!! Cant wait to see what new goodies you have for us! I do not have words for how yummy these look. And all i can think about is how great they would be to make for my daughters snack day at school even to eat cold! Pinned to make!
    Have a great week

  11. Hello beautiful! Yummy. Pinned. Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I hope to see you at our party tonight, it starts at 7 pm. We love to party with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  12. This is my kind of recipe! Anything having to do with pizza gets an A+ in my book! Have a great night, Linda!

  13. Hi Linda,
    What great appetizers! Hope you are staying warm and cozy on this cold day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Love this recipe as an appetizer for game day! Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

  15. Thanks, Linda, for linking up this cool appetizer. PINNED> Best wishes, Linda

  16. These look so cute and yummy! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the Showcase so you can check out your feature. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. Hello Linda. Thank-you for sharing this wonderful recipe. It came out just like the take away ones. The popitz disappeared before even getting to the serving plate! Thanks again, you are a star.

    1. Thank you for the awesome feedback, Amina ! We never order the Pizza Pop-Itz anymore, because it is way cheaper {and fresher!} to make at home :-)

  18. These sound like a wonderful idea, Linda! My family would love this. xo, Catherine


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