Super Bowl 3.0 - Pizza Bites


There are variations of this recipe all over the Internet, but this is the one I used as a foundation. I did make some adjustments, so the recipe below is what I used. These were fun to make, especially with a friend and frozen Pina Coladas, yes, in February :) Don't judge. This made approximately 30 pizza bites. The other great thing about this recipe is that you can use whichever fillings you desire! Get creative!

Ingredients

2 packages fresh, whole wheat pizza dough (I got mine from Harris Teeter)

1 package shredded Mozzarella cheese

Turkey pepperoni slices, cut into quarter pieces

Dried basil, to taste

Dried oregano, to taste

Dried garlic powder with parsley, to taste

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Parmesan cheese, to taste

Olive oil, for brushing

Pizza sauce for dipping

Directions 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, and then place the desired ingredients in the middle of the dough. In this recipe, I placed about 1 tb mozzarella cheese and 3-4 quartered pieces of the pepperoni. Seal the dough around the fillings and place in the pie dish seam side down. Repeat, placing the balls into the pie dish until full.There does not need to be any space left in the pie dish. Brush the top of each ball with olive oil and sprinkle with basil, oregano, garlic powder with parsley, sea salt, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese, to taste. Bake approximately 15-18 minutes until the pizza bites are golden brown on top. Serve with warmed pizza sauce on the side.

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