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Whole Foods: Mini Deep Dish Pizza

Pizza has never disappointed me. It is and has always been my favorite junk food (and my toddler follows in my footsteps). But now that I have mastered making it from scratch, I can include it in my regular recipe rotation without guilt. This version was a nice departure from our usual toppings. I recently read that the key to a good pizza is to choose a couple strongly flavor toppings that pair well instead of just putting anything and everything on the pizza or just loading it up with gobs of sauce and cheese. You did just make the extra effort to make your own dough, so you actually want to taste it! These toppings were chosen with that idea in mind. That said, you can always switch out these toppings for your (or your kid’s, husband’s, etc.) favorites. I was also looking to include a seasonal vegetable , but if you are making these during a different season or need to save yourself a few minutes in the kitchen you can opt for canned artichoke. If you are taking part in our Get Real challenge, hopefully you have made some great strides toward baking your own grains already this month. But if you’re a little behind, here is your chance to get caught up. (Week 1 listed pizza dough as a friendly first step.)

Mini Deep Dish Pizza with Chicken and Artichoke

Author/Source:

Kim @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Brush a muffin tin lightly with oil. Use a paring knife to trim away all of the artichokes’ fibrous leaves and chokes so only the hearts remain. Slice the hearts thinly crosswise. In a small bowl, toss artichoke hearts with lemon juice and set aside. {For further instructions see these tips.} Divide dough into six pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each into a 6 inch round, then press dough into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle each dough cup with 1 tablespoon each cheese and tomato. Divide toppings (chicken, artichoke, and olives) evenly among the cups and then sprinkle another tablespoon each cheese and tomato. Bake until dough is golden brown and crisp, about 12 minutes.

Freezing Directions:

Cool completely. Divide pizzas among freezer bags and freeze until ready to serve. TO SERVE: Place pizzas back in to a muffin tin. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake until completely warmed through, 20-25 minutes.

Servings: 6 pizzas (serves 3)

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One Response to “Whole Foods: Mini Deep Dish Pizza”

  1. Miz Helen says:

    What fun little Pizza’s. These will be great for our Wednesday night Kids group. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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