Stuffed Caprese Bites Recipe

Stuffed Caprese Bites Recipe

How To Make Stuffed Caprese Bites

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Caprese Bites:

  • 1pizza dough
  • 24cherry tomatoes
  • 4ozmozzarella,shredded or cut into small squares
  • ½cupfresh basil leaves,loosely packed, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 2tbspbutter,melted
  • 1tbsporegano
  • marinara sauce,for dipping, optional

For Pizza Dough:

  • cupwarm water
  • 4.5tspyeast
  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tspItalian seasonings,or dried oregano
  • 1tspsea salt
  • 2tbspolive oil

Instructions

Caprese Bites:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a pie plate with cooking spray.

  2. If using canned pizza dough, use a pizza slicer to cut dough into 24 equal squares.

  3. If using homemade pizza dough, break off dough into about 24 walnut-sized pieces and then stretch each to become a 3-inch or so circle.

  4. Make each of the bites by slicing tomato in two lengthwise, and then sandwiching a piece of cheese and a torn piece of basil between the tomato halves.

  5. Then gently place the little tomato sandwich in the center of the pizza dough, and wrap the dough around it to make a ball. Pinch the ends together so that they are secure, then place each ball seam-side-down in the greased pie pan.

  6. Repeat with the remaining ingredients until the pan is full.

  7. Brush the tops of the little dough balls with melted butter, then sprinkle with the dried oregano.

  8. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are slightly golden. Remove and serve immediately.

Pizza Dough:

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the warm water and yeast.

  2. Stir in the flour, salt and Italian seasonings and mix on medium high speed on your KitchenAid stand mixer for 5 minutes. While the mixer is going, drizzle in the olive oil.

  3. When the dough is soft and elastic, take out of the bowl, rub with olive oil and then place back in the bowl, cover with a dish towel and let rise for one hour.

  4. After the dough has doubled in size, remove the dough and either use it in a recipe or freeze it.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 97.23kcal
  • Fat: 3.66g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.49g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.83g
  • Fiber: 0.96g
  • Sugar: 0.55g
  • Protein: 3.30g
  • Cholesterol: 6.28mg
  • Sodium: 113.13mg
  • Calcium: 38.54mg
  • Potassium: 70.20mg
  • Iron: 0.90mg
  • Vitamin A: 24.36µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.17mg
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