Tiny Pizza Pies

Photo: Caren Alpert
It sort of feels like cheating, but this is such a fun idea for a party appetizer. All you need are a couple of frozen pizzas and a biscuit cutter. Then you just top the rounds with whatever ingredients you have on hand such as olives, mushrooms, or fresh herbs.

Yield:

Makes about 24 pizzas

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Ingredients

1 large cheese takeout pizza, unsliced
Various toppings (such as pitted olives, marinated mushrooms and artichokes, sliced salami, sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, anchovy fillets, and fresh herbs, including basil, flat-leaf parsley, and oregano)

Preparation

Heat oven to 400° F.

Using a round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out as many circles as possible, avoiding the crust. Transfer to a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the toppings (except the fresh herbs, if using). Bake until warm, 5 to 10 minutes. Top with any fresh herbs (if using) and serve.

Tip: These miniature pizzas work well in almost any setting, from a Friday-night supper for the kids to a holiday cocktail party.

Note:

March 2006