Belfonte Dairy | From the Heart of Kansas City

Deep Dish Pizza Bites with Belfonte Cottage Cheese

Deep dish pizza is comfort food at its finest. These little bites filled with a creamy blend of Belfonte Cottage Cheese, cream cheese and Italian seasonings deliver big flavor in a small package that’s perfect for your holiday appetizer spread. Thanks to their preparation in a mini muffin tin, everyone can enjoy their toppings of choice!

Ingredients:

8 oz. Belfonte Cottage Cheese
4 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese
½ tsp. Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. salt
Italian blend cheese
1 (sheet) package of refrigerated pizza crust
Prepared pizza sauce
Meat and veggie toppings as desired

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

In a food processor, blend cottage cheese, reduced-fat cream cheese, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder and salt to make a creamy filling.

Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Using kitchen shears or pizza cutter, divide dough into 24 pieces (or the same number of pieces as you have space for in your muffin tin). Press each piece into individual muffin tins.

Spoon about a tablespoon of cheesy filling into prepared mini pizza crusts. Top with a spoonful of pizza sauce and sprinkle with Italian blend cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.