Pizza Poppers

Pizza Poppers are perfectly paired with lighthearted Korean dramas and a side of pasta salad.

Pizza Poppers

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Ingredients:

  • Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough or other thin crust pizza dough
  • 3/4-1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Heated pizza sauce (for dipping)
  • Italian seasoning mix
  • Butter (about 1/2-1 tsp)

Toppings:

Choose as many as you like.

  • 1/4-1/2 package of pepperoni (2-3.5 ounces)
  • 1/4-1/2 package of Canadian bacon
  • 4-6 slices of bacon (hardwood, hickory, maple, it’s up you)
  • 1 Italian sausage, crumbled
  • Spinach (1-2 leaves per square)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a round cake pan and set aside.
  3. Crisp pepperoni/Canadian bacon in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 2-3 mintues. Cook and cover Italian sausage on medium-high heat in hot water for 10-15 minutes or until cooked. Drain and set aside. I’m afraid to cook bacon over the stovetop (don’t judge me), so I suggest cooking the bacon in a 375 degree oven for 6-7 minutes on either side or until crisp. Drain and set aside.
  4. Roll pizza dough onto (lightly) powdered surface. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into squares. I recommend cutting no more than four lines horizontally, five lines vertically (20 squares).
  5. Top each square with topping of choice and mozzarella cheese. Move quickly, because the closer the dough gets to room temperature, the harder it is to manipulate.
  6. Close each square by folding the corners into the center of the dough (you’re making a ball. Or something like a ball.)
  7. Place dough seam-side-down into cake pan. Top with Italian seasoning.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until dough is lightly browned and cooked through.
  9. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping and pasta salad for pleasure.

 

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