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Caprese Pizza Bites

Caprese Pizza Bites
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 16

Use up those garden tomatoes and serve these pretty Caprese Bites for your next gathering! ...MORE+ LESS-

Half Baked Harvest
September 18, 2017

Ingredients

1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated pizza crust
8
oz. fresh mozzarella cheese
1
cup cherry tomatoes or 4 tomatoes, sliced
1
cup fresh basil leaves
Olive oil, for drizzling
Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Unroll the pizza dough and cut into 14-16 triangles. Place the triangles on the prepared baking sheet. Place a slice of mozzarella cheese on each triangle.
  • 2
    Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is puffed and the cheese has melted.
  • 3
    Remove from the oven and top with fresh tomatoes. If using large tomatoes, slice into slices, if using cherry tomatoes, slice in half. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top each pizza with a basil leaf and serve.

Expert Tips

  • To make these ahead of time, prebake the pizza triangles without any cheese. Allow to cool and then top with cheese + tomatoes. Just before serving, drizzle each pizza with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top off with fresh basil leaf.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • If there’s one thing I love about summer, it’s caprese. I make SO many variations on caprese all summer long. It really is one of my favorites, especially when using homegrown tomatoes and basil! Caprese is traditionally three main ingredients: tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, garnished with olive oil, salt and pepper on top. Effortless, healthy and delicious, it really doesn’t get any better (or easier). It’s always a hit when served at summer parties! Today I made simple caprese pizza bites—melted mozzarella over perfectly baked pizza dough and topped with fresh tomatoes and basil. YUM!! Melted cheese and pizza dough is always a hit, and when paired with fresh basil and tomatoes—definite crowd pleaser!

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