Homemade Pizza SnacksPosted: June 26, 2012
I love pizza. You love pizza. Who doesn’t love pizza? Even the weird people who don’t like cheese and pull it off their pizza still…eat pizza. Though I don’t think I’d call that pizza anymore, it’d call it a sad mess.
I like tomato sauce and melted cheese on just about any baked grain surface. It’s amazing how many things you can turn into “pizza” by just adding these two simple toppings.
Just so we’re clear on things though, these pizza snacks involve more than tomato sauce and cheese. There’re also some extra onions and garlic thrown into the mix, making them even better.
Though I should admit, I was a little skeptical about how these would taste at first. Would wonton wrappers stuffed with pizza toppings actually fool my taste buds into thinking there was real pizza in my mouth?
Yes. I was shocked. And quite delighted. They totally taste just like pizza, only they’re smaller, so you can eat like 10 of them at once. The edges of the wontons get crispy, but the middle stays soft because of the filling, creating its own notion of a “pizza pocket.”
At first I made a half recipe with leftover wonton wrappers from my curried shrimp wontons. Later, I made a full recipe, and still have a container of them in my fridge. Before you make them, I should warn you: they are addictive, and are really tasty late night snacks. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Homemade Pizza Snacks
Adapted from Back to Her Roots
Makes about 45-50 pieces
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided use
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, finely diced
2 cups marinara sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or whatever cheese you want really)
1 package wonton wrappers (about 48 wraps)
In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat until hot. Add in garlic and onion. Cook until softened, about 6 minutes and remove from heat. Stir in marinara sauce and cheese.
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Line two baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. On a work surface, work with one wrapper at a time. Using a finger dipped in water, run along all the edges of each wrapper. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of filling into the middle, and then fold wrapper in half and press down to seal. Continue until baking sheet is filled with pizza rolls (spaced about 1″ apart). Brush the tops of the wrappers with remaining olive oil and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until rolls are golden and crispy. Repeat process with remaining wraps and filling.
Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving and enjoy!