Pizza Bites

A convenient, tasty lunch, the only problem with these pizza bites is the risk of eating half of them while you’re bagging them up to take along to work/school! (Make a double batch, as I did, and you’ll be all set!)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup instant potato flakes
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon low fat cottage cheese (I actually used leftover ricotta – either should be fine)
  • 1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup mini turkey pepperoni (Why, oh why, can this stuff be sold unrefrigerated??)
  • handful of sliced mushrooms (optional, I added them)
  • pizza sauce, for serving

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a mini muffin pan, ideally with silicone liners, or foil liners with the paper cups removed. I couldn’t find either option, and used regular paper ones, which stuck some – not ideal, but not a huge disaster. Just use silicone/foil if you can. Spray whatever kind of liner you do find with cooking spray, then set aside.

Combine all the ingredients, except the pepperoni and pizza sauce, in a large bowl and stir until well mixed.

IMG_4967Microwave for 1 minute, then stir in the pepperoni.

IMG_4968Scoop the mixture, spreading it evenly between the twelve cups and pressing down to compact the mixture in each.

IMG_4969Bake 20-22 minutes, until golden brown.

IMG_4973Let sit until cool, then remove from the liners.

IMG_4977 IMG_4978Serve warmed, with pizza sauce to dip in. A few seconds back in the microwave is all it takes to have a warm tasty pizza lunch! I really liked the flavor of this, and could easily snack on far, far too many of them!

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Ready to go to work!

 

Pizza Bites

From Idaho Spuds.

  • 1 cup instant potato flakes
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon low fat cottage cheese or ricotta
  • 1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup mini turkey pepperoni
  • handful of sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • pizza sauce, for serving

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a mini muffin pan, ideally with silicone liners, or foil liners with the paper cups removed. Spray with cooking spray, then set aside.

Combine all the ingredients, except the pepperoni and pizza sauce, in a large bowl and stir until well mixed. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir in the pepperoni. Scoop the mixture, spreading it evenly between the twelve cups and pressing down to compact the mixture in each.

Bake 20-22 minutes, until golden brown. Let sit until cool, then remove from the liners. Serve warmed, with pizza sauce to dip in.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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