I’ve seen variations of these on several different cooking blogs and I couldn’t wait to try my own lightened up version. These are absolutely delicious and they make a great appetizer – no one will guess they’re light! I thought these were really great on their own (they remind me of mini versions of the pepperoni rolls I ate in college, only way less greasy) but they also taste great dipped in pizza sauce, so serve them however you wish. In addition to being ultra-tasty, these present really well, which is always a bonus when serving them to company!
Yield: 6 (4 bite) servings
- 10 oz can refrigerated pizza crust dough
- 1 cup shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese
- 2 oz sliced turkey pepperoni
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Italian Seasonings to taste
- Pre-heat the oven to 400. Lightly coat a 9” glass pie plate with cooking spray.
- Unroll pizza crust dough and cut into 24 even pieces. Flatten a piece and mound about 2 teaspoons of cheese in the center. Fold a slice of pepperoni (or two…2 oz gave me 30 pepperoni and I made 24 bites so 6 of my bites got a bonus piece!) and place it on top of the cheese. Fold the edges of the dough around the cheese and pepperoni and press together to form a sealed ball. Place the ball, seam side down, on the prepared pie plate. Repeat with remaining dough pieces to create 24 balls, filling the pie plate.
- Using a pastry brush, brush the olive oil over the tops of the pepperoni bites. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning over the top. Bake for 16-20 minutes until browned (mine were perfect at 18 minutes).
MyWW SmartPoints per (4 piece) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 7 SmartPoints/ Blue: 7 SmartPoints/ Purple: 7 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
6 per (4 bite) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
210 calories, 23 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 9 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 11 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
Inspired by several blogs including Annie’s Eats, Lauren’s Kitchen & Chaos in the Kitchen
do you know what the calorie count is for these?
I’m currently in the process going back through all my older recipes and calculating the NI for them, but it’s a lengthy process, so I haven’t gotten to them all yet. I’m working on it! I’ll try to make sure this one gets NI soon.
I am dying to try these! Great game day/Movie day kinda snack! Im thinking adding crushed garlic to the olive oil when you brush the tops! That wont change the calories too much!
I picked up whole wheat pizza dough from a local specialty store, Trader Joes. Even more fiber!!!
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