Saturday, February 7, 2009

Semi-homemade mini pizza

The first time I made these pizzas was in July last year, for my sister's bday. I was thinking up ideas for appetizers, but didn't want anything too complicated or expensive.
Pizzas are really easy to make, but the toughest part is preparing the dough. As much as I love to cook, I am not one for waiting for yeast to rise, or kneading dough; and ready made pizza dough(if you find it), can be pretty expensive.
So... I decided to try 'biscuit dough'. I am always thinking of substitute ingredients.Pillsbury grands are pretty excellent for these, but any brand will do.

What you need:
I pack of biscuit dough (usually 8 in a pack)
Shredded mozzarella cheese (I use part-skim)
Pasta sauce or home made tomato sauce (I like to season mine with Italian seasoning)
Toppings - I love pepperoni (but have used turkey bacon and onions too)

Separate the biscuits, flattening each one to desired thickness
Place on a baking sheet/pan
Spread some sauce on each one
Add toppings (be careful not to pile too high)
Add as much cheese as desired, that can fit on each round

Bake in oven according to specified in the instructions for the biscuits - usually at 325 for about 20 mins.

It will be a crowd pleaser! Plus it looks all rustic, which is kinda cool!

p.s - note that the biscuits can be quite salty, so adjust salt in homemade sauce.
I used turkey bacon for the pizzas in the pic.
This is also a great meal to do with the kids.

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