Spicy Italian Pizza Bites

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One (13.8 oz) package of pizza crust
1 cup pizza sauce
2 tbsp Mt. Olive Italian Seasoned Jalapenos
2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
6 cooked mozzarella sticks (or can use shredded mozzarella)
1 tbsp butter, melted
Dried basil to taste
Red pepper flakes to taste
Parmesan and rosemary to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Remove dough from package, and flatten into a rectangle.  Cut into 24 squares (about 2 inch on each side).
  3. Cut your cooked mozzarella sticks (or mozzarella cheese) into fourths, and place one piece in each square.  Then using your hands roll into a sealed ball so cheese does not spill out during baking.
  4. Arrange in a Christmas tree shape: Start with 6 bites as your largest layer, and then create tree by subtracting one bite from each layer moving forward, until you only have one. Add two rows of two bites beneath the layer of 6 to create a trunk.
  5. Brush with melted butter, sprinkle some basil and red pepper flakes on top, and then move to the oven.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, until dough is golden brown and cheese is melted.
  7. While baking, make your sauce by combining your sauce, your diced Mt. Olive Italian Seasoned Jalapenos, crushed red pepper, and salt and pepper.  Add spices to taste.
  8. Remove from oven, serve with sauce.

Servings: 5

Ready in: 25

Course: Appetizer Snack