Don’t you just love three-ingredient recipes? Not only do they make shopping a cinch (you probably won’t even need a list), but food preparation is even faster when you don’t have to open and measure out an entire laundry list of ingredients.
That’s why this recipe for Pepperoni Pizza Bites is such a dream: all you need are three simple ingredients, and you’re good to go. After rolling out and filling the bites, they cook in less than five minutes, too.
Filled with light cheese and healthier turkey pepperoni, Pizza Bites are a nice family dinner alternative to fatty traditional pizza. Serve with a salad and grilled vegetables for a complete meal that will be fun for your kids to eat without a lot of stress on your part.
Pizza Bites are also good for parties, too. One batch makes twenty bites, but you can double up for a bigger party. Want to keep the warm without drying them out? Pile them in your slow cooker, turned to the warm setting. They’ll stay nice and soft until your guests arrive.
Serve with your favorite jarred marinara sauce for convenience, or try this veggie-laden sauce. (It’s a great way to sneak in a few more servings of vegetables for the kids.)
- 6 oz. Cabot Sharp Light Cheddar
- ⅓ cup turkey pepperoni, finely chopped
- 2 (7.5 oz.) tubes regular-sized refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (20 total)
- Olive or vegetable oil
- Marinara sauce for dipping (optional)
Toss together cheese and pepperoni and set aside. On a floured surface, roll each biscuit into a circle about 3 ½” in diameter. Moisten the edge of each with water, place a little filling in the center, and fold over, pressing edges to seal. Ensure that the filling doesn’t come too close to the edge. Lightly brush a skillet with oil and place over medium-high heat. Cook biscuits until browned on one side (about 2 minutes), then turn over and cook until browned and cooked through to the center. Meanwhile, heat marinara sauce, if using. Transfer to a serving platter or to a slow cooker on the warm setting while cooking subsequent batches. (Makes 20 Pizza Bites.)
Recipe adapted from and courtesy of Cabot Cheese.
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