Chorizo Pizza Bites


Spicy chorizo is paired with cool tomatoes and cotija cheese to create a crowd pleasing appetizer!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
16 servings


  • 1 (10 ounce) package tube chorizo (such as Cacique®)

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, drained

  • 1 pound fresh pizza dough

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided (or more to taste)

  • 1 cup crumbled Cotija cheese, divided (or more to taste)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo and cook, gently breaking it up after a couple minutes. Allow it to bubble, stirring infrequently, until most of the bubbles have stopped and sausage is firm. Remove from heat.

  3. Place tomatoes into a bowl. Break into smaller pieces with the back of a fork, if desired.

  4. Divide dough into 16 small pieces, flattening each into a small circle. Place each circle on prepared baking sheet. Divide tomatoes and then the chorizo among the circles. Top with shredded Monterey Jack and crumbled cotija cheese.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until dough is golden brown and cheese has melted, 8 to 15 minutes. Check after 8 minutes to ensure chorizo is not burning.

  6. Top with minced cilantro leaves.

Cook's Notes:

Tube chorizo is not the same as the chorizo from over the butcher counter. It tends to turn into almost liquid before it's done. It's also very easy to burn, so keep an eye on it. As soon as it starts to pull together and bubbles have slowed down, it is done.

This can also be made as one large pizza.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 620mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 143mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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