Mini Italian Pizza Bites Mini Italian Pizza Bites

 Mini Italian Pizza Bites | Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Renée Drexler/The Props Image by: Maya Visnyei

If you're not a fan of smoked cheese, use pizza mozzarella, Gouda or Fontina.

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 350 g store-bought pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto (such as Classico)
  • 2 cups grated smoked mozzarella cheese
  • 4 to 6 slices prosciutto , torn

Method

Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 500°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. On lightly floured work surface, roll out or press dough into 16- x 8-inch oval. Transfer to prepared pan; prick all over with fork. Brush with pesto, spreading to edge; sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella.  

Bake until crust is light golden and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Arrange prosciutto over crust; top with remaining mozzarella. Bake until bottom of crust is golden and crisp, about 6 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes; slice into 2-inch squares. 

CHANGE IT UP: Make it vegetarian 
Substitute 1/3 cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes for the prosciutto.

Makes about 28 squares.

Nutritional facts Per square: about

  • Sodium 159 mg
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 65
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 9 mg
  • Cholesterol 9 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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