Either way, you get two weeks of full-on meals and/or easy desserts with no hands or toothpicks required. But not until we talk about these easy appetizers, pizza bites. I can do no justice to how easy and tasty these are – if you haven’t planned your Super Bowl menu and need a quick starter, or if you need something to bring last-minute to a cocktail party, these are your jam. First – you probably have all the ingredients already. Second – they’re adorable. Third – PIZZA BITES. There’s cheese and seasonings and you dip them in marinara. Ingredients ¾ all-purpose flour ¾ tsp baking powder ¾ tsp kosher or sea salt 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried parsley 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped Pinch of salt 1 handful baby spinach, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 egg, lightly beaten ¾ cup milk 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Marinara sauce for dipping
Instructions Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, oregano, and parsley. Set aside. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and a pinch of salt and saute until mushrooms begin to release liquid, 2-3 minutes. Add spinach and garlic and saute for another 2 minutes, until spinach is wilted and garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat. Add egg, milk and cheese to the flour mixture and stir gently just to combine. Stir in mushroom/spinach mixture. Let stand for 10 minutes. Gently stir the batter. Divide evenly between the cups of the muffin tin. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until set and browned on top. Serve warm with warm marinara.