Feb 8, 2010

Pizza Bites!

Hope you all liked those wings yesterday, cause now I got another Super bowl recipe for you. Pizza bites! Sounds fun and cute right? Well they are! They're a great party food and you can make them in advance! FIll them with whatever pizza toppings you like and serve em up with marinara sauce. mmmm yummy.
Also! there's a new poll over in the side bar so go vote! I'll be making last weeks winners today, so look forward to that later in the week.
Here's how you do it!

1 pizza crust (if you can find frozen uncooked crust, great! if not, use your fav pizza crust recipe. Here's the one I used)
1 block of mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 lbs of sausage, uncooked (Or any other pizza toppings you like. Pepperoni would work well for example)

If you don't have frozen pizza crust, make your crust. I found a recipe for one that didn't have to rise because I'm impatient. Anyway, make your crust and set it aside while you get your toppings ready.Grab a big pan and put all the sausage in there. I used the big jimmy dean sausage rolls, I just didn't cut it into rounds like your supposed to. Cooked up fine anyway! Put all that in the pan and smoosh it around so that it breaks up and cooks evenly. And yes, smoosh is the technical term. I like to keep things scientific around here.

While that's cooking, cut up the mozzerella into little cubes. You won't need the whole block so just do about a quarter of it at first, and then cut up more later if you need to.

Also while you're waiting, grease two cake pans. Grease em good too. I didn't grease them enough, and some of the pizza bites stuck to the bottom. When the sausage is done, you can start putting them together! Grab a walnut sized chunk of dough. (Is it weird that I have that frame of reference since walnuts kill me?) Stretch it out just like you would a normal size pizza dough. Heck, you can even start singing opera and flipping it over your head if you so desire.

When its all flat and round, put a little bit of sausage in the middle and a cube of cheese on top. Then fold up the corners and seal it. Isn't this a cool picture? Dan took it, I think it's awesome.

Place it in your greased cake pan seam side down and go onto the next one! keep going until you've used up all the dough.

At this point, you can put some saran wrap over them and stick em in the fridge till you're ready to cook them. Or you can make them now! Put them in a preheated 400F oven for 20 minutes. Take them out when they're nice and lightly golden brown. Serve them next to a bowl of marinara to dip in and you got yourself a party!


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