Pizza Bites

16 Nov

I saw this recipe online and it immediately grabbed me. Who doesn’t like pizza?!?!?! And little bites of pizza sound wonderful, right? I wanted to try these, but needed a venue/party as an excuse to make them…thankfully Mel was having her annual Halloween party!

You can either make your own pizza dough, or cheat and use storebought. Since I was tight on time, I cheated and got whole wheat pizza dough from Whole Foods (supposedly the best store-bought pizza dough out there).

This recipe is so simple I don’t even need to spell it out for you…

You are wrapping a slice (or 2!) of pepperoni and a bite of mozzarella inside a little wad of pizza dough.

Seal it up, put it in a pan and brush with olive oil, sprinkle with cheese, and sprinkle on some herbs!

I found that they are better when they are warm – and you should not overcook them. So watch the cooking temperature and time! Serve with warm marinara or pizza sauce.

Pizza Bites

Ingredients for Bites:

  • ½ batch pizza dough (enough for 1 pizza)
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cubed (about 20-24 pieces)
  • Sliced pepperoni

Ingredients for topping:

  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning (I used dried oregano and basil)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400˚ F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate or cake pan. Divide the pizza dough into 20-24 roughly equal sized pieces. Take one of the dough pieces, top with a cube of cheese and a slice or two of pepperoni. Pull the edges of the dough around the fillings and pinch closed. Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining dough pieces.

Lightly brush the tops of the dough balls with olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Serve warm, with dipping sauce as desired (I used marinara sauce).

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2 Responses to “Pizza Bites”

  1. dskrzycki November 17, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    I’ll be making these…but not for any party…just for me (and only me) 😉

    • lmullane November 18, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      awesome, dennis!! let me know what you think!

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