Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pizza Bites

I told you I was back :) It feels good to be back in my kitchen-even if it is entirely too small and my oven is almost completely broken. I've recently become addicted to pinterest (visit the link if you want to see my boards). I have seen tons of great recipes on there and finally decided to actually "do" my pins instead of simply looking at them.

Ingredients (adapted from here):
  • pizza dough
  • mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni
  • Italian seasoning
  • garlic powder
  • olive oil
-First, make your dough. Using my favorite recipe for pizza dough, I made a small batch for the dough of these bites. If you don't want this recipe to take so long you could buy already made dough at your local grocery store! However I have off today and Jeff is at class for 8 hours, so I had all the time in the world to cook these bad boys :)

-Once dough has risen for about 2 hours, begin forming small balls of equal size. Place your mozzarella cheese and pepperoni in the center of each piece of dough. I found some mozzarella/pepperoni in one which made this process so much easier (and prettier).

-Cover the cheese and pepperoni with all 4 sides of the dough until you can't see anything but dough. It should look like a ball.

I had an onlooker the entire time! Ollie was hoping I would drop something. I may or may not have "accidentally" dropped a few pieces of cheese (shh, don't tell Jeff. He hates when I feed him "people food" treats!)

-Once the bites are finished being assembled, place them in a greased pie pan, next to one another. Brush the bites with olive oil and top with Italian seasoning, garlic powder and a bit of Parmesan cheese.

-Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 400 degrees, or until they are browned. I probably filled mine with a bit too much cheese considering it oozed out all of the bottom of the pie pan :/ The pan is currently sitting in the sink soaking and I am hoping it will be an easy clean after a few hours of soaking!

These are a great appetizer for a party! I'm sure kids would love them too. Jeff is at class now but knows these are waiting for him at home :) I'm off to edit some pictures and wait for my hubby to get here. Enjoy your night!


sandie said... Best Blogger Tips

I've made these before and they are so yummy! Especially with some sauce to dip them in!

Meaghan O'Connor said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum! Those look so great and family-friendly!

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

great idea!! i love pinterest too-such cute finds.
random but i have been following your blog for a while and then i saw my cousin chelsea was tagged in pictures from you on facebook! what a small world. glad you are posting again!

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Kristen :)
Small world is right! We roomed together in college! Thanks for reading and commenting...

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

I found pinterest recently too! Seems like a lot of people have found out about this neat little website! ^^ Actually, I'm going to pin your recipe to my 'Recipes' board after I finish typing this comment :D

Patty said... Best Blogger Tips

So glad you had a fun summer...I just found pinterest, too and love it!!!
It is really hard to post consistently in the summer...
But you are back loaded with new recipes!!! Hurray!!!

The Hungered One said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh.... please come to my house and make me delicious food.

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