Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pizza Bites

This is another recipe that keeps showing up on my facebook news feed. They looked really good so I decided to give them a shot. I think they're meant to be appetizers (and they would be great for a party!) but I thought I'd make them for us for dinner, along with some veggies.

Pizza Bites

2 cans Pillsbury pizza crust
8oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 48 cubes
3oz pepperoni (48 slices)
1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 jar pizza sauce, heated

1. Preheat oven to 400. Grease a 9x13" pan

2. Roll out each can of dough to roughly a 8x12" rectangle (mine was way bigger than that and all I did was open the can). Cut each dough into 24 pieces.

3. Put a cube of cheese and a slice of pepperoni onto each square.

 4. Fold dough around toppings and press firmly to seal shut. Place pieces seam side down onto pan.

5. In a bowl, combine oil and seasoning. Brush onto dough. Sprinkle with parmesan.
 6. Bake for 16-22min or until lightly golden. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping!

(Notes: I only made a half recipe since I didn't think the 4 of us needed to eat 48 of these things! And even with 24 of them, we still had leftovers for the next night. I used shredded cheese out of convenience, but definitely would cut cubes next time. It was really hard to wrap the dough around the shreds of cheese. I also used diced pepperoni which I thought worked out fine. I read online to use the thin pizza crust instead of regular. I guess the regular is too much dough for the I did use the thin crust and they seemed fine. I think I baked mine for 16min and you can see they were just a tad overdone. I checked them at 12min, but left them in longer than I wanted to!)

This recipe was a hit-well, the kids really didn't eat them (shock!) but Gabe and I really liked them! I'm sure we'll be making these again!

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