Double-Cheese Pizza Bites

What a delicious way to welcome your guests! These mini double-cheese pizza bites are loaded with fresh tomato slices, black olives and fresh herbs. And because they’re on the light side, everyone will still have room for dinner.

Source: Cook Smart for a Healthy Heart, Reader’s Digest Canada

 

 

Double-Cheese Pizza Bites
Double-Cheese Pizza Bites
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
48pizza bites 40minutes 20minutes 10minutes rising
Servings Prep Time
48pizza bites 40minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 10minutes rising
Ingredients
Servings: pizza bites
Units:
Ingredients
Servings: pizza bites
Units:
Instructions
  1. Place the flour in a large bowl and stir in the sugar, salt and yeast. Make a well in the centre and pour in the tepid water and oil. Gradually mix the flour into the water and oil; use a wooden spoon, then your hand, to make a soft dough.
  2. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Sprinkle the surface with a little extra flour if necessary, but try not to add too much as this will make the dough dry. Shape into a ball, cover with a clean dish towel and leave to rise for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450ºF (230°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Wrap 3 pieces in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Cut the remaining piece into 12 equal pieces and shape each into a 4 cm ball. Arrange on the baking sheets and flatten into 7 cm rounds. Lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Top each with 2–3 tomato slices, 1 teaspoon mozzarella cheese and a little Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with a few olive slivers and oregano leaves. Bake until the crust is golden-brown and crisp and the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Repeat to use up the remaining dough. Serve double-cheese pizza bites hot.
Recipe Notes

Per pizza: 40 calories, 2 g protein, 1 g total fat, 0.4 g saturated fat, 2 mg cholesterol, 6 g total carbohydrate, 1 g sugars, 0.4 g fibre, 55 mg sodium

Olives contain healthy monounsaturated fat, which tends to lower LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol, thus helping to prevent the formation of artery-clogging plaque, which increases the risk of heart disease.