Pesto Pizza Poppers!
Pesto Pizza Poppers – say that 10 times fast!
No these are not related to the Pizza Pops you are thinking of… I was making up my big batch of pizza dough, some to freeze and some for dinner tomorrow night and I made this quick little snack. I love it because they are tasty and a snack full of good greens and grains.
This snack is good for 10 month-old babies, who have had seeds.
Pizza dough is very versatile and you can do many different things with a little dough, your favourite sauce and your creativity. Look at my ideas below but then use your imagination! You can try any combination with cheese, tomato sauce, pesto, finely chopped chicken, veggies & herbs, make it your own by using your family favourites.
Pesto Pizza Poppers - Roll out a small piece of dough to a rectangle, about the size of a piece of paper. Spread pesto on the entire piece of dough. Roll up the long side of the dough. Using a sharp knife, cut 1 inch piece off the ‘tube of dough & pesto. Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet and drizzle 1 tsp on olive oil on each popper. Place in a 350 deg. oven and bake for 10 minutes!
Pizza Pretzels - roll out the dough to a rectangle, about the size of a piece of paper. Cut the dough into 1″ long strips. Shape the dough any way you like (hearts, pretzels, circles, let older kids do it!). Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet. Brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle on parmesan cheese. Place in a 350 deg. oven for 10 minutes!
Maple-Cinnamon Treats – in a small bowl combine 2 Tbsp of maple syrup with 2 tsp of cinnamon. Have 1 tbsp of chopped almonds on stand-by (optional). Roll out a small piece of dough to a rectangle, about the size of a piece of paper. Cut the dough into squares. Brush each square with the syrup-cinnamon mix and sprinkle with chopped almonds. Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet. Place in a 350 deg. oven and bake for 10 minutes!
Pizza Pops - You can make your own Pizza Pops too! roll out a large piece of dough and cut the dough into large circles (5″ wide). On one half of the dough circle spread a generous amount of pizza sauce. Add a sprinkle of cheese and some chopped veggies (broccoli, carrots, zucchini, peppers). Fold over the other half of the dough circle. pinch the edges together. Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet . Brush each top with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Place in a 350 deg. oven and bake for 20 minutes!
Do you have other ideas for pizza dough? Feel free to share!