This is the perfect snack for when you're craving something salty and satisfying! Finger food that you eat on the go and that pleases the whole family. My kids love pizza and we usually make our own at home. They like to keep it simple, just plain old cheese pizza and that's a treat already. For this one I stepped up and upgraded a bit on the ingredients!
This time I had a frozen pizza dough that was hanging around in the freezer just waiting for the right recipe to come along. All I had to do was thaw it for a while and pile up the ingredients on top of it. Yes, that simple! After that I made a roll and cut several rounds of pizza bites.
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Just head on to the ingredients list and check if you have everything you need in the pantry or fridge. Even if you need to buy something a quick run to the store is worth the while, I promisse!
1 - Brush the pizza dough with the pesto sauce. Be careful not to brush to the edges so it doesn't overflow when you're rolling the pizza before putting it into the oven.
2 - Evenly distribute the sun dried tomatoes and cover with the slices of ham.
3 - Cover with the shredded mozzarella cheese.
4 - Roll the pizza in a thigh roll like you would do for cinnamon rolls, for example. Cut slices of the roll and put them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper so they won't stick. Brush with the melted butter mixed with some garlic powder.
5 - Bake the pizza bites at 400 F for about 20 minutes but keep an eye on them because, as you know, ovens have their own ways and times can be a bit different to each oven.
6 - Remove the pizza bites from the oven and let them cool down for a while. They're really pretty hot on the inside, so be careful! We know kids want to eat as soon as something comes out of the oven but they'll wait for 5 minutes for sure!
I served the bites with a great quality ketchup from Montana Mex. It's all natural, none of the fake stuff and you can really taste it and feel like you're eating a product made from tomatoes that tastes like tomatoes! I'm loving this ketchup and will be buying it whenever I need it. Once you try it you really don't see yourself going over to fake flavors and ingredients. It's worth every cent you pay for it, believe me,
I hope you'll try the recipe out because it's just so easy and tasty that it'll become a staple snack around here! Just look at that melted cheese infused with the pesto flavor...delicious!