Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pizza Bites Recipe

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In a last ditch effort to save a batch of pizza dough, I decided to work with smaller amounts of the dough and create pizza bites! Everyone loves a hands-on dinner, and my husband and I were no different. Kevin especially loved these little buggers. Your family (and friends) will love you for making these for any meal or your next party.

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Pizza Bites Recipe
Makes 8 pizza bites

Ingredients
1/2 batch pizza dough (this or this
Extra flour for working with the dough

toppings of your choice:
Pepperoni
Ham
Shredded Cheese
Green Peppers
Onions
Garlic

dip of your choice:
pasta sauce
Ranch dressing

Directions
The basic formula for this recipe is as follows--make one batch of bread machine pizza dough (or this hand made kind). Divide it in half. Freeze half of the dough for later (thaw before use.) Divide the remaining dough into 8 pieces. Form each piece into a round (ish) flat mini-pizza. Top with ample amounts of toppings--cheese, pepperoni, peppers, etc. Repeat for all 8 dough balls. Then, for each topped mini-pizza, pull the edges of the dough up and around the toppings, pinching to seal completely. (Make sure you don't have any holes! Toppings will ooze everywhere.)  Transfer the pizza bites to the preheated pizza stone and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and crisp on the outside. 

Serve with Ranch or Marinara dipping sauce.  

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