Puff Pastry Bacon Pizza Twists + The Big Game Recipe Roundup

Puff Pastry Bacon Pizza Twists bring all the flavor of pizza to the party with a touch of bacon. An easy to make pull-apart appetizer that’s always popular. Plus 60+ more recipes that will have you ready to party for your team.

Bacon Pizza Twists + 60 more gameday recipes | 2 Cookin Mamas The game really starts when you bring out these hot and delicious Puff Pastry Bacon Pizza Twists. It brings all the flavor of pizza to the party in an easy pull-apart appetizer. #appetizer #gameday #puffpastry #quickandeasy #pizza #bacon #recipe #superbowl

With the football season coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about Big Game parties and inevitably, the recipes you will make and bring to yours! To get ready, I’ve teamed up with my football blogger friends in one final roundup to bring you some yummy Big Game recipe ideas. We’ve made appetizers, entrees, desserts and even drinks. Your mouth will water with all this inspiration. Be sure to check out all the tasty links below!

Bacon Pizza Twists appetizer | 2 Cookin Mamas

I can’t believe how great the play-off games have been and how much I have enjoyed this football season. I know I’ve told you before that I am one of those girls that just love to watch football games, usually more college than pro, but I do have my pro favorites. And any recipes I make for a Big Game party, like Meatball Sliders or Prosciutto Cups, have got to be easy and on the table prior to the game starting.

Bacon Pizza Twists closeup | 2 Cookin Mamas

Which is why I wanted to make something for our roundup that looked yummy, had all the flavors of pizza (without the pizza hassle) and that I could place in the oven just as the guests were arriving. It’s not hard at all to make and it can be changed up to suit just about anyone’s taste.

Bacon Pizza Twists bite 2 | 2 Cookin Mamas

You start with a package of puff pastry and roll each piece into a 10″ circle. Next, place your fillings on top of 1 circle. I used my favorite pasta sauce & mozzarella cheese but it is equally as good with just cheddar cheese.

Bacon Pizza Twists prep 2 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Place the other circle of puff pastry on top, set a 2″ wide glass in the center, then make cuts through the dough up to the glass.

Bacon Pizza Twists prep 3 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Place bacon on each wedge.

Bacon Pizza Twists prep 4 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Twist each wedge 3 times in the same direction.

Bacon Pizza Twists ready to bake | 2 Cookin Mamas

I brush mine with a little egg wash before baking and it comes out nice and golden. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.

Bacon Pizza Twists baked | 2 Cookin Mamas

It’s like a pizza but in pull-apart form. You could also make this recipe by making long twisted strips which might be easier for party goers to hold. Hope you enjoy & don’t forget to check out all the other football nibbles below. There are bound to be a few you want to make for game time. Go team!


These Pizza Twists bring all the flavor of pizza to the party with a touch of bacon. An easy to make pull-apart appetizer that's always popular.
Print Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 appetizers
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 1 package puff pastry dough
  • 1/4 cup favorite pasta sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3-4 pieces center cut bacon, halved lengthwise & cut in thirds
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg for wash


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Roll out each puff pastry sheet, set a 10" bowl on top, then trim to 10" circle.
  • Place 1 circle on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Spread circle with pasta sauce to within 1/2" of edge then top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Place remaining circle of puff pastry on top. Crimp edge to seal.
  • Place a 2" diameter glass in the center of the circle. Cut into 16 wedges stopping at the edge of the glass.
  • Place a piece of bacon on each wedge. Twist each wedge 3 times in the same direction.
  • When finished, brush with beaten egg then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes. Check after first 25 minutes to make sure it is not getting too brown. If it is, simply cover with foil for remaining time.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 30mg | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.5mg


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Puff Pastry Bacon Pizza Twists + The Big Game Recipe Roundup


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