Dec 19, 2011

Pepperoni Pizza Bites

 I wanted a quick and simple, yet tasty treat that my husband and I could snack on, or even eat as a meal with a salad on the side.  So I made Pepperoni Pizza Bites.  Super simple and oh so tasty.

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 tube Pillsbury pizza crust
pepperoni slices (I used about 20)
¾ cup mozzarella cheese
½ cup marinara sauce
(this can easily be doubled, tripled, even quadrupled and still fit in the pan.  I just wanted a small batch since there were only two of us)
 First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix your melted butter and garlic together.  Brush some into the bundt pan.  Make sure to leave a little of the butter/garlic mixture for later.

Then, pull a small section off the pizza dough and roll it into a ball.
 Flatten the ball out.  I just used the palm of my hand.  Put one pepperoni slice on top; then a pinch of mozzarella cheese (as much as you can fit); and another slice of pepperoni on top of that.
 Fold the edges over together.
 Make sure to smoosh all the insides in as you fold the dough over on itself.
 Pinch the edges together.  You want a good seal so it doesn't open in the oven.
 Put these pizza balls around in the bundt pan.  One pizza dough container will fit one layer around the pan.  If you make more, just smoosh them tighter and higher in the pan.  Bake for approximately 20 minutes until nice and golden.  

Heat the marinara sauce and pour into a ramekin.  This will be used for dipping.  

Put the baked pizza bits around the ramekin, and you have a nice little appetizer.  Just pull apart, dip, and enjoy! 

 This would be perfect for parties.  And kids would LOVE it!

1 comment:

  1. We should make this when we are in town. It looks tasty AND fun to eat.