Skinny Pizza Bites



pizza-bites

There is something so fun about eating a mini pizza, especially one that you can enjoy guilt-free. And, these bite size, deep dish pizzas are skinny and delicious!!! Starting with refrigerated dough makes it so easy. Each has 80 calories, 3 grams of fat and 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. Terrific to serve while watching football or other sports. I also like to serve them for dinner with a salad. The leftovers freeze great. They’ll be gobbled up in minutes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 14 minutes


Ingredients


1 can (12 oz) Pillsbury Jr. Grand Golden Layers Flaky biscuits.

10 tablespoons pizza sauce or marinara sauce, I used Ragu’s pizza sauce

1¼ cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

½ cup ham (2 ounces), chopped into pieces. or, use your favorite pizza toppings such as extra lean turkey pepperoni, peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat well a (12-cup) regular muffin cups with cooking spray.

2. Open the package of biscuits. Cut each biscuit in half to create 2 thin biscuits. Roll each piece out a bit or flatten in the palm of your hand to form a larger, thin circle (to create a small pizza dough). You should have 20 flatten pieces of pizza dough. Line each muffin cup with pizza dough. The dough will only go up the sides to a little higher than 1/2 the muffin cup. Add ½ tablespoon of pizza sauce to each. Add a little chopped ham to each, about 4-6 little pieces. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of cheese over the ham pieces.

3. Put muffin tin in oven and bake about 14 minutes, until golden brown. Using a spoon, remove them from the pan and serve immediately.

4. Repeat steps with remaining dough. There should be 8 pizza bites in this muffin tin..

Makes 20 pizza bites


Shopping Tips


You can find Pillsbury Biscuits in most large supermarkets in the refrigerated section where they display all the “ready to bake” items. Look for ones that have 100-110 calories a biscuit.

I used delicious, lean ham that I bought at Trader Joe’s.  It’s uncured and contains ‘no nitrates!”


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
2
Weight Watchers
(old points) 2


SKINNY FACTS: for 1 skinny pizza bite
 including ham
80 calories, 3g fat, 1.5g sat. fat, 3mg chol, 4g protein, 8g carbs, 0g fiber, 319mg sod, 1g sugar
FAT FACTS: the skinny and fat facts are mostly the same for this recipe