It’s winter time. So of course, regardless of New Year’s resolutions, we all want warm comfort food, especially for those of us who have been suffering below freezing temperatures. If you want to make some simple pizza bites, this is a delicious and very easy recipe. I served these at our holiday party, and sadly for me, there were no leftovers. So if you’re serving them at a party, you may want to double the recipe!
Recipe adapted from here.
1 can Pillsbury Pizza Dough (my store was sold out, so I just bought Giant brand)
1/2 cup pizza sauce
24 pieces of pepperoni
6 ounces of shredded cheese (I used TJ’s Italian mix)
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and prepare two muffin pans by spraying each spot with cooking spray.
2. Take the dough out of the can (this usually involves whacking the can on the counter and then unrolling the wrapper). Set it on a cutting board dusted with flour. Let the dough come to room temperature. Once the dough has warmed up, roll the dough into a flat rectangle. Use a round cookie cutter (or jar or can if you don’t have one) to cut 24 rounds out. The rounds should be big enough to go in the muffin pan and come up the sides a bit.
3. Now take each circle and stretch it before placing it in the pan.
4. Put one piece of pepperoni at the bottom of each round (I did a few without pepperoni for vegetarian friends, and they were good too). Top with 1/2 teaspoon of pizza sauce. Then finish with as much cheese as you like.
5. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Dough will be golden brown and the cheese will be melted when they are done. Pictured below with mini corn dogs I also made for our party (recipe will be on blog soon).