Party-Friendly Mini Pizza Bites
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4 from 5 votes

Mini Pizza Bites

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 12 -14 pizzas

Ingredients

  • 1 bag store-bought pizza dough
  • Tomato sauce of your choice

Homemade pesto

  • 1/2 cup chopped basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp water if you're using a blender/Magic Bullet
  • 1 ball of mozzarella

Your favourite toppings such as:

  • Mushrooms
  • Pepperoni
  • Green pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Bocconcini cheese
  • Fresh basil
  • Red onion
  • Red pepper
  • Arugula
  • Prosciutto

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 485 degrees and put your pizza stone into the oven to heat up as the oven heats up (this is an important step as the stone can shatter if it's placed into the oven cold!)
  • On a floured surface, roll out your pizza dough so that it is about 1/2 an inch thin. You want it to be pretty thin because it will puff up in the oven!
  • Use a stainless steel cup, glass cup or circular cookie cutter to create the same size circles of dough. You should be able to cut about 8 or 9 before you have to roll the dough up again to cut more.
  • To get the dough to stick together again, run it under water just to get it wet enough so that it's sticky again, and roll it back out with some flour. Repeat with the cookie cutter, and you should end up with between 12-14 pieces of dough total.
  • Take the pizza stone out of the oven, and place each little circle of dough onto the pizza stone. They will start to cook right away so place the whole stone into the oven right away and let the dough cook for 7-8 min.
  • Meanwhile, make sure all your toppings are ready and cheese is grated.
  • Take the dough out of the oven (making sure it's slightly crisped on top and bottom). Top dough with sauce, olive oil, pesto or whatever base you would like. Add cheese and toppings and put back in the oven for another 10-12 minutes, watching closely. Once the cheese is melted to your heart's desire, remove from the oven.
  • Enjoy right away when they're hot ;)