Cheesy Bites

Cheesy-Bites
So, two weekends ago, TJ and I were watching TV when we saw a Pizza Hut commercial advertising some pizza with cheesy bites around the edge in place of a crust. I thought it kind of seemed weird (how do you hold a slice of pizza without a crust?!), but I did think that the cheesy bites by themselves would be pretty good. After TJ and I talked about how you could possibly eat a piece of pizza without a crust, I told him that I was going to try making our own cheesy bites, sans pizza.

They ended up being so easy and delicious! I mean, it’s bread and cheese – what’s not to love, right? These will be absolutely perfect during football season, and they’re equally perfect for a game night with friends. I think these might just be your new favorite thing make.

Printable Recipe
Makes 30 bites

ingredients:
1 refrigerated Pillsbury pizza crust
7 1/2 sticks skim mozzarella string cheese
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
pizza sauce, for dipping

instructions:
Roll the pizza dough out onto a silicone mat (or parchment paper). Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 30 squares.
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Cut each string cheese stick into fourths and place on the dough squares. Wrap each piece of dough around the cheese, pinching the seams to seal.
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Transfer the mat (or parchment paper) to a baking sheet and bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes, or until the bites are golden brown. Some of the cheese might ooze out, but they’ll still be delicious!
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In small bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning.
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Brush the butter over each bite and roll the bites in the Parmesan mixture.
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Serve with pizza sauce and enjoy!
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What’s your favorite game day snack?

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