Tuesday, April 2

Pizza Bites (Freezer - Friendly)

Happy April - Spring! We made it. Well here in Arizona I would say spring is almost past as we head into the 90 degree weather days. If you live in a colder climate and spring is finally deciding to come, here is an easy freezer meal for you to have ready for busy days. These taste so much better than the store bought ones! This isn't just kiddo food. Sub the mozzarella for a more flavorful cheese and really have fun with this! This is also a good way to sneak some whole wheat pizza dough past your kiddos.  

Makes 12 pizza bites for your next easy lunch, dinner or party. If you are starting from already made pizza dough takes about 20 minutes to assemble and bake.

 Step 1 make or buy some pizza dough. Divide the dough in half. Store one half in the fridge to use later or keep it whole to double the recipe. Put some flour on your work surface and roll the pizza dough into equal little balls. Spray some non-stick spray on the bottom and sides of each muffin cup to prevent sticking plus a tsp or less corn meal for good measure.

Step two  finely dice a quarter of red pepper per 12 pizza bites. Press the dough into each muffin cup. Sprinkle approx 5 diced bits of red pepper in each. 

Step 3  sprinkle 1 Tbs mozzarella cheese over the top of each muffin cup (hiding the veggies - wink).   

Step 4 dice up 5-8 pieces of pepperoni (1/4 of a package) and sprinkle them over the top or use whatever toppings you prefer on your pizza. I averaged about 3-4 tiny pieces on each one. 

Note: I diced all the toppings finely for my kiddo but it might be prettier as an appetizer to leave bigger chunks.

Step 5 Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes until they look done. Let cool on a cooling rack. 

Step 6 Store in the fridge for a few days. Store in the freezer in a food freezer bag for up to 3 months. To reheat microwave them for 30 seconds intervals until you reach the temperature you want. Delicious!

Enjoy Spring
Get outside 
Use this Freezer friendly meal to help
From my kitchen to yours! 

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