I’ve seen recipes for pizza bites around the web for awhile now and decided to make them for the appetizer party we had. I made plain cheese, pepperoni and cheese, kalamata olive and feta cheese bites. I used my favorite Trader Joe’s pizza sauce for dipping. These pizza bites were quick and simple to make and tasted great. The kids loved them and so did the adults. I look forward to trying different combinations of these in the future.Pizza Bites: Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net Adapted from Lauren’s Kitchen
- Whole wheat pizza dough
- Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Pepperoni slices
- Feta cheese
- Kalamata olives, halved
- Dried basil, to taste
- Dried oregano, to taste
- Dried parsley, to taste
- Garlic powder, to taste
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- Parmesan cheese
- Olive oil cooking spray
- Pizza sauce or marinara sauce, for dipping
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a pie dish with olive oil cooking spray.
Let the dough rest on the counter for 20 minutes. Grab a walnut size piece of the dough, flatten it with your hand then place the desired ingredients in the middle of the dough. Seal dough around the fillings and place in the the pie dish seam side down. Repeat, placing 15-16 balls into each pie dish.
Coat each ball with olive oil cooking spray then sprinkle the basil, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and Parmesan cheese, to taste.
Bake for 16-18 minutes or until the pizza bites are golden brown. Serve with warmed pizza sauce or marinara sauce. Enjoy.
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