Pepperoni Pizza Appetizers

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I’m so glad that I tried this recipe at home before making it for 130 students.   So many things can go wrong even with the simplest of dishes .     After taking a closer look at this I discovered that one of the pepperoni balls has 350 calories. Well, that may be fine and good for my swimmers and football players but for the average person that’s not what I would like to encourage as a snack. With that said I set out to reduce the calories by cutting the serving size to 80 calories. The original recipe called for an entire biscuit. I cut each biscuit into quarters and proceeded with the original recipe. It really came out beautifully, but did not have the pizza punch that I wanted and it  was a little time-consuming.  So I used a recipe from the dark ages and my students thought it was genius. I couldn’t believe that only two or three had made small pizzas using biscuit dough. They all said , “Why would we make them when we can just buy frozen pizza pockets at the grocery store? ” Now they can create their own pizza appetizers and control the ingredients.

Here’s  the original recipe .  Pretty, but didn’t meet quite have the flavor.  It was more bread than anything.

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Pepperoni Pizza Appetizers

Yield: 40 appetizers changed from Pillsbury

  • 1 10-count Pillsbury biscuits
  • 1 cup pizza sauce (I used this one)
  • 40 pepperoni slices ( I microwave them in a single layer on paper towel for about 30 seconds to remove some of the fat)
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Cut each biscuit in quarters with kitchen shears or a knife.
3. Using the bottom of a glass flatten each biscuit and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Top with about a teaspoon of pizza sauce, piece of pepperoni and cheese.
5. Bake for about 10 minutes or until brown.
6. Serve hot.

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2 responses to “Pepperoni Pizza Appetizers

  1. acanadianfoodie

    Snack food for kids is so hard to make that is not too fatty- these look great. Have you tried zucchini bites? With all of the FREE zucchini out there, this would be the time. I am publishing the ones I made shortly – but the ingredients are shredded zucchini, minced onion, egg, breadcrumbs, salt and cheese… easy, delicious, nutritious… :)
    V

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