Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stuffed Pizza Bites

I really thought I had posted this recipe before, but I couldn't find it on here so if I did here is a refresher. These are stuffed pizza bites from Our Best Bites. They are so good and different from your average pizza night pizza. You can really fill them with anything. I made my dough and went with pineapple, ham and mozzarella cheese.
1 roll refrigerated pizza dough* (click here to make your own)
marinara/pizza sauce 
2 T grated Parmesan cheese
1 T olive oil or melted butter
1/2 t garlic powder
1 t dried Italian seasoning
mozzarella cheese
Pizza toppings of your choice: ie, ham and pineapple, pepperoni slices, sausage, etc.
Preheat oven to heat specified on pizza dough package. Usually it's 400 degrees. If you make your own dough, 400 is usually a good heat as well.

Unroll your pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface. Pat or roll the dough so it's about 12" by 8". You're going to want to cut it into 24 squares, so just eyeball it if you need to. Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 24 square. I used homemade dough so I split my big ball into 2 so it was easier to work with. I just made squares and didn't worry about how many there were. As you can see, mine aren't perfect squares either, it doesn't matter. 
Place cheese and desired toppings on each square. (Note that you're not putting the marinara sauce on the dough- it's for dipping after). Leave rooms on the sides of your squares to wrap them up.
When all of your dough squares have cheese and toppings on them, carefully lift up each square and wrap the dough around the toppings. Pinch to make sure each ball is sealed shut and then place them seam side down in a lightly sprayed pie pan (or similar sized dish).

Brush the tops of the dough balls with olive oil or melted butter and then sprinkle with the garlic and Italian seasoning and top with Parmesan cheese.

Cook them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Keep an eye on them! Doughs vary, so I'd check them after even 10 minutes.
They are really good and would make great appetizers for gatherings, too.
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Lacey said...

They were AMAZING!!!! Thanks for bringing leftovers to us at work! So yummy!

Mrs. NotSo said...

These look awesome! They would be so great for a party. Easy and delicious!

Julie @ said...

This looks great! I'm totally inspired!

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