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Pesto pizza bites

Jennifer Farley is the creator, recipe developer and food photographer of Savory Simple. She graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD where she trained in classic French technique. Jennifer cu...

Less guilt, more flavor

Whether entertaining guests or feeding your family, these mini pesto pizzas are sure to please.

Pesto pizza bites

These pizzas can be made smaller or larger; it's all a matter of preference. They make great individual serving pizzas for a meal, snacks or appetizers at a party.

Pesto pizza bites recipe

Yields 6-12

Ingredients:

  • 1 recipe homemade pizza dough (see recipe below)
  • Store-bought or homemade pesto
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Prepare pizza dough. The dough can be made a few days in advance and refrigerated, just make sure it's at room temperature before using.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Lightly flour a kitchen surface and divide the dough into even pieces of the desired size. Use a floured rolling pin to roll out the dough evenly.
  4. Top generously with pesto and mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake at for 10-12 minutes or until cheese has melted and is starting to brown.

Pizza dough recipe

Adapted from allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast (.25 ounce)
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water

Directions:

  1. Combine flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Stir in oil and warm water.
  2. Knead for 10-12 minutes, sprinkling flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking to bowl. The dough should be elastic and smooth. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour.

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