Pesto pizza bites

Feb 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. ET

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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