Friday, September 07, 2012

Pizza Muffins

 I love bite size foods...especially when talking tailgate parties etc.  These are super simple.  I saw a recipe like this via Martha, and just adapted it to make it easy. 
I took refrigerated pizza dough from a can, cut it into squares and slipped it down into muffin tins and sort of 'shaped' the cups.  I didn't add any cooking spray, and they popped out just fine. 
 I decided for my pizza to add tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese. I've also made these with various pizza toppings, but I usually leave the marinara off, and then add a cup for dipping the muffins into to taste. 
One way I've 'tried' to lighten these up is to use the 50 calorie cheese sticks.  I grate these up (tip from WW)....it makes a really big pile of cheese, and significantly cuts calories. 
 I baked these at 400 for about 13 minutes....basically, until the cheese was browning and the dough looked ready.  Very scientific.  One can of dough made 12 pizza muffins.

1 comments:

Close to Home said...

what a great after school snack too. >love for you to link up to my new recipe hop Friday Food Frenzy. and get some ideas for new recipes too.

http://www.stayingclosetohome.com/2012/09/friday-food-frenzy-hop-week-1.html