Stuffed Mozzarella and Spinach Pizza Bites

Stuffed Mozzarella and Spinach Pizza Bites

Anything pizza related we LOVE! It's a quick, simple and delicious dish that can be ordered in or made at home. It's a quick weeknight meal and especially during this Holiday season, it's an easy and fast way to feed everyone at the end of a long day of shopping, visiting family or sprucing up around the house.

This simple recipe for pizza bites can even be made as an appetizer for Holiday parties or an after-school/work snack. Finger foods are also a quick clean up to boot! These bites can be served with marinara sauce, ranch dressing... we served ours with a sun dried tomato  ketchup by Traina Foods and they were delicious! Enjoy!  

INGREDIENTS

*for sauted spinach

1 tbs olive oil

3 to 4 oz. spinach

1 clove garlic, minced

salt & pepper to taste

*for garlic butter

1 tbs butter

1/2 tsp garlic powder

*for pizza crust and filling

1 can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury Pizza Classic Crust

Fresh Mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS

Heat olive oil on medium heat in frying pan.

Add garlic and saute' until lightly browned.

Add spinach and saute' for 1 to 2 minutes

Salt & Pepper to taste and set aside.

Roll out pizza dough on greased baking sheet.

Cut in half. Then cut halves in half. Then cut halves in half again. You should have 8 triangle pieces.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Pre-season crusts with salt & pepper.

Pre-bake crusts at 400 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside to cool some.

Microwave butter in small dish on high for 20 seconds or until melted.

Add garlic powder and stir until well mixed.

Fill each triangle piece of crust with spinach, even distribute amongst the 8 pieces.

Add 1 to two  cubes of mozzarella cheese, do not overstuff!

Fold dough over ingredient and firmly pinch together sides creating a pocket. Note: if crust is a little dry and won't stick together, wet the tips of your fingers as needed and press together. 

Drizzle each pocket with melted garlic butter (add more salt on top if needed).

Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 - 14 minutes or until pockets are lightly browned.

Serve whole or cut in to pieces with your choice of dipping sauce.

by Craig Chapman

Garlic spinach and ooey gooey mozzarella! Delicious!