Appetizers

Vegan Pizza Balls

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It’s that time of week again, weekly pizza night! Last night I made my pizza in a less traditional style. I made my pizza into bite size balls. These balls would be great as an appetizer, meal, or to bring to a party. They tasted great fresh out of the oven or at room temp. If you’re looking for a tasty snack, try these pizza balls!

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Vegan Pizza Balls 

Makes about 26 – 30 mini balls.

Ingredients 

Dough

  • 1 Cup warm water
  • 1 Packet of active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 2 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbs Olive oil

             Pizza Balls 

  • 1 Package of Lightlife “pepperoni”
  • 1 Bag of Daiya Cheese
  • 1 Cup of Pizza sauce
  • Canola Spray
  • 2 Tbs “Parmesan”
  • A inch of black pepper
  • A pinch of dried basil

 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and spray a 13 X 9 pan with canola oil.
  • Prepare you dough by combining the warm water and instant dry yeast in a bowl. Let stand for about 15 minutes.
  • Place the remainder of you dough ingredients into a mixing bowl, starting with the dry items first. Lastly, add the water mixture into the bowl as well. Beat with with a dough hook on a medium speed for a few minutes or until well combined. Be careful not to over work the dough.

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  • On a floured surface roll out your dough, leaving it about 1/4 inch thin. Use a round cookie cutter to make circles in the dough. I used the top of a mason jar to cut my shapes. Continue cutting out the shapes until all the dough is used up.

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  • Take your circles and stretch them out a bit. Be careful not to put holes in the them. Place one piece of pepperoni in the center. Top that with about 1 Tbs of your cheese alternative, and follow that with a second slice of pepperoni. Fold the edges of the circle in towards the center, covering the filling. Gently squeeze your dough into a ball. Place your prepared balls side by side in your pan.

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  • Brush on a thin layer of olive oil over your balls. Sprinkle them with the parmesan, pepper, and basil.
  • Bake the pizza balls in the over for about 26-30 minutes. Serve the balls with a side of sauce. Yum!

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