Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pizza Bites

I came across a really great blog called Chaos in the Kitchen this past week. My mother-in-law and I were sitting in front of the computer screen almost drooling over all the terrific looking recipes on Katie's site.

This recipe found here looked particularly scrumptious. I knew I was going to be making it the minute I saw it, and I did.

It's so easy to put together and it makes three, yup I said three, pie plates full of deliciousness. I skipped the recipe for the pizza dough this time around and bought two 2 pound bags of fresh dough. I used about 3 pounds of dough. Next time I'm going to try this with home made dough.

This is how I made them:

I cut off walnut sized pieces of the dough, then just rounded them off in my hand.

Then I flattened the dough a bit...

and stuffed in about 2 pieces of cut up pepperoni and a good chunk of mozzarella.

Then I pinched the dough back over the filling. So easy!

I laid them seam side down in a greased pie dish.

Then brushed them with the olive oil and herb mixture and then sprinkled them with Parmesan cheese.

I really liked that it made 3 plates full.
I cooked 2 and put 1 in the fridge
(1 will never be enough!).

Some pans had 16 in them, some 18....I just kinda filled them and didn't count until the end. Hey - it worked out just fine.

I baked them for 20 minutes. Let them rest 5 minutes then called the boys in to snack.

I heated up 2 bowls of marina sauce for dipping and let the grazing begin.

These were wonderful. I'm glad I increased the amount of pepperoni, cause the only complaint I heard was "Mom next time put more pepperoni".

These would be great make ahead appetizers to bring to a party.

Conclusion in my house:

"Make these again Mom"

I'm just waiting for them to ask me to cook the third pan.

Thanks Katie! This one's a keeper!

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