Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pizza Bites

The husband and I were invited to a Super Bowl party at his new boss' house this year. The boss and his family are huge Saints fans, so they went with a New Orleans theme, serving up gumbo and red beans and rice, which were fabulous! But, when the husband informed me that we needed to bring an appetizer to the party with us, I knew it wouldn't be football without pizza, and turned to this recipe from Annie's Eats.

Everyone was really impressed, and the small bites made it easy to eat these without making a mess. One word of caution though, don't use a ton of dough for each bite, unless you like really bready pizza. Less is more here.

Football season may be over, but these would work just as well at a March Madness party, a baseball game, or even some hockey. :) I plan to make these the next time we host a party at our house, no matter what event we are celebrating.

Pizza Bites
Source: Adapted from Annie's Eats
Printable Recipe

Olive oil dough
turkey pepperoni
mozzarella cheese, cut into 1" chunks
Parmesan cheese
dried basil
olive oil

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Spray a 9 x 13" pan with non-stick spray.

Grab a small chunk of dough and flatten into out a bit into a round disk. Place a piece of pepperoni on top of the dough, top that with a piece of cheese, and top with another pepperoni.

Wrap the dough up and around the pepperoni, sealing the edges and forming into a ball. Place in the pan and repeat with the rest of the dough.

Brush the dough balls with olive oil, sprinkle with dried basil and shredded Parmesean cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the dough is golden and the cheese is lightly browned.

Serve with homemade tomato sauce for dipping.

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