Mini Pizza Bites are quick and delicious little appetizers made with frozen mini filo shells or rounds of dough. The filling works well with either base ingredient.
The filling is very simple, but can be changed in various ways. You could use chopped cooked onions or mushrooms in place of the minced green onions. Use provolone or Cheddar cheese instead of the Parmesan or mozzarella cheese. Or add another pizza ingredient you like, such as minced garlic, olives, chopped seeded tomatoes, or chopped bell peppers.
This is a great appetizer for a buffet party or a wonderful addition to an appetizer party, especially in the winter. The little pizza bites are even good at room temperature, but you can keep them on a warming tray if you'd like to keep the cheese soft and melted.
- 1/3 cup pizza sauce
- 3 tablespoons minced green onions
- 1/4 cup pepperoni slices, cubed
- 1/2 cup diced mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 30 frozen mini filo shells OR 1 can crescent dough
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a small bowl, combine the pizza sauce green onions, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.
Fill filo shells with this mixture.
Or, if you are using the crescent dough, unroll the dough and cut into 2-1/2" circles using a glass or a cookie cutter. Place the dough circles on a greased cookie sheet.
Then spoon the pizza sauce mixture on the dough circles.
Top the filo shells or the mini pizzas with the Parmesan cheese.
Bake the little film shells for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and cups are bubbly.
Bake the crescent rounds for 18-23 minutes or until the dough is browned and crisp and the filing is hot and the cheese melts.
Let stand 5 minutes, then serve.