Sunday, August 26, 2012

Meatless Monday - Pizza Bites

I recently made these for a potluck, and they were a big hit.  I had some fillo dough leftover from another dish, and found the recipe right on the box!  (Athens brand)

Pizza Bites (Makes 24)

4 cups tomatoes, finely chopped

salt and pepper, to taste

cooking spray

20 sheets fillo dough (9x14), thawed

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

2 cups mozzarella, shredded finely

1/2 cup parmesan, grated

Mix tomatoes, salt and pepper in a bowl.  Coat 2-12 tin muffin pans with cooking spray.  Lay out a sheet of wax paper, and on it layer 5 fillo sheets, lightly coating each with cooking spray.  With a sharp knife, cut the fillo (5 sheets thick) into 6 squares - cut it once lengthwise and then twice across the width.  (Or use a biscuit cutter to cut out 6 rounds.)

Press each square of 5 layered sheets into a muffin cup.  Repeat 3 times to make 24 tarts total.  Bake in oven at 350 for 8 minutes.  Spoon 2 tablespoons tomato mix in, sprinkle with basil, top with 1 tablespoon mozzarella.  Bake 3-4 minutes more, until cheese melts.  Sprinkle with parmesan.  Serve warm.

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