Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pizza Bites

For those of you in the Northeast experiencing the heat wave of 2010...
...welcome to my life in Florida.  We know its hot and humid so lets move on to something more fun with the warm weather, cookouts!

I went in search of an easy appetizer to tempt our palates during a recent 4th of July get-together.  Voila! Pizza Bites seemed simple and delish enough.  And you might be surprised to find out that these pair particularly well with an alcoholic beverage. May I suggest a nice frozen margarita or twenty?

Premade dough stuffed with mozzerella cheese and pepperoni, the pizza possibilites are limitless. I even provided a marinara dipping sauce.  So if you have 20 minutes to spare, these are perfect for a party. Even on warm day, these bites hit the spot. In fact, they went so quickly, I wished I had made more.

And honestly, whats more American than pizza and fireworks?

Pizza Bites:
adapted from Pillsbury

Pizza dough (enough for one large pizza or 1 can pre-made dough)
mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
pepperoni slices
Italian Seasoning
Olive oil
Kosher Salt
1 Jar Marinara

Preheat oven to 400 and oil a deep-dish pie pan.
Roll out pizza dough into 8x11 sheet.  Cut into 24 squares.  Into each dough square, place one cheese cube and one pepperoni slice. Wrap dough edges around stuffing so as to completely cover stuffing and makes a ball.  Place bite into pie pan.
Once all dough squares are stuffed and into pan, drizzle olive oil over bites.  Generously, sprinkle italian seasoning and kosher salt .
Place pan in oven for 15-20 minutes or till bites have browned on top. Serve warm with marinara.


Bryan said...

Oh I can't think of a better party food this sounds great!

Eliana said...

The is the perfect finger food. Love it!

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