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Pizza bites.

The ultimate after school snack or game day appetizer.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 6 people
Author: Amira

Ingredients

For the stuffing:

  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil.
  • 1 pound chicken/turkey/Italian sausage.
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh spinach chopped.
  • 1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley chopped.
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4 oz cream cheese.
  • 1/2-3/4 cup parmesan cheese.

For the bites:

  • 1 loaf of bread cubed with edges removed.
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt powder.
  • 5 teaspoon cornstarch.
  • 1 cup water.

For frying:

  • 1 egg beaten with a dash of black pepper.
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs.
  • Oil for frying.

Instructions

Make the bites dough:

  • In your food processor pulse the bread to fine grain.
  • Combine starch and water, stir until there is no lumps.
  • Add the water to the bread and knead with your hand to form sort of dough.

Make the stuffing:

  • Heat olive oil in a non stick pan, add the sausage crumble and brown for almost 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the spinach, parsley, salt and pepper and cook for another minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool for 15 minutes then add the cream cheese and the parmesan cheese, stir to combine.
  • Take a small portion of the dough, fill with about two teaspoons of the filling, close and roll to shape into a ball. *
  • Pop the balls in the freezer for 30-45 minutes until it holds its shape.**
  • Heat oil over medium-low, dip the balls in the beaten egg then cover completely with the breadcrumbs and fry.
  • Let it cool a bit after frying and enjoy with some pizza sauce.

Notes

* I made 24 balls out of the dough. Also I filled mine with almost 1 Tablespoon of the filling as I like it fully loaded and in some of the balls I added more mozzarella cheese.
** This step is optional but it is recommended if you are using a lot of cheese inside.