Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pizza Bites

Leftover Easter ham? Ya... thought so. Us, too. Tired of ham sandwiches? Yep... same here. So how about mixing things up a little bit & trying something new with some of that ham!!? I'd seen several different bloggers post a recipe for Pizza Bites/Pizza Balls - little balls of dough with a cube of mozzarella & a slice or 2 of pepperoni in the middle. Then you bake them & dip 'em in pizza sauce. Well, I was trying to be good & responsible & use what we had so I decided to make up a batch of ham & pineapple pizza balls. Not bad!! Not bad at all! Wanna make some? Of course you do!! LOL

You'll need:

A roll of pizza dough (or you can go from scratch), Mozzarella (most of the people I've seen used cubes - I had shredded so that's what we went with!) and what even toppings/fillings you like on your pizza. As mentioned, I went with ham & pineapple. you could easily so sausage, olives, mushrooms, pepperoni, etc... have fun with it! Then you'll also need olive oil, Italian Seasoning & Parmesan cheese. And your dips, of course!

Roll out your dough & then cut it into little squares. I got 20 out of 1 roll of the Pillsbury stuff.

Spread the squares out a little & then add in the fixings!

Seal the edges up tightly. You don't want any holes or it'll all ooze out & leave you with a sad, hallow ball. Booo for empty pizza balls!

Now pop them into a greased pan, seam side down - either a square or pie one work. Drizzle with some olive oil & use a pastry brush to spread it around. Then sprinkle with Italian Seasoning & Parmesan cheese.

Throw them into your 400 oven for 20 minutes.

Ta da!!!!

I smashed one open for you....

Look at all the steaming, oozing goodness!

Serve them up with a side of your favorite dipping sauce - pizza sauce, Alfredo, Ranch... whatever your family's into!

Mmmm..... ENJOY!

Pizza Bites:

Pizza dough
Mozzarella cheese
Favorite toppings
Olive oil
Italian seasoning
Parmesan cheese

Roll out your dough & cut it into about 20 equal squares. Take one square, spread it out a little & add in Mozzarella & toppings. Seal up the edges completely. Continue until all balls are done.

Place seam side down in a greased pie plate or 8x8 pan. brush tops with olive oil, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese & Italian seasonings.

Bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Serve with favorite dipping sauce.

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