June 13, 2011

Trying something new..

... so let me know if you like it and want to see more or if you think I should just stick with photography ;)

This summer I have been making an effort to prepare healthy, easy, quick meals and I thought I would share one of my favourites - homemade pizza pops! I greatly dislike the store bought kind; but, Scott really likes eating them so I had to come up with a compromise. I love how these turned out, they are quite simple and delicious fresh out of the oven or frozen and heated up for a quick meal whenever!

Now, keep in mind, this is not a very technical recipe so just adapt it to what works for you.

Here are the ingredients I started with:
- Pillsbury Pizza Dough (Homemade dough would be great, but I'm not that confident in my cooking abilities!)
- Cheese (I used the pre shredded pizza blend)
- Pizza Pepperoni, sliced
- Pizza Sauce
- Oregano & Parmesan Cheese


Super cute apron on, check.


The worst part of making these is opening the dough can - it scares me every time! Waiting for the *pop* is so awful and always catches me by surprise.


First roll out the dough and cut it into the same-ish sized squares. I got 12 squares.


Then top with pizza sauce, cheese, and whatever pizza toppings you like. I just kept it plain and simple with pepperoni.


Next, fold all the corners in.


And then fold them all in again to close any openings. It doesn't have to be pretty as this is the underside.


Put all the pizza balls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano and parmesan cheese. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.


And, voila! Easy, tasty, healthier than store bought, pizza pops!



Gina said...

Whattt!!! Kari these look amazing! I am utterly amazed by your creativeness and mad cooking skills!

April said...

Hi Kari! I finally found your blog - google searching you did NOT bring me to the right places!!!!
Anyway, your little pizza pops look delightful! Nice pics! If you are enjoying the food photography, take a look at bakerella.com - some VERY YUMMY photos on her blog! TTFN!

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