Introduction: Pull-Apart Mini Pizza Boats

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Tasty and easy to eat cheesy mini pizza boat bites; no pizza cutter or knife needed for this easy and fun pizza treat! Great for parties and get togethers!

Step 1: What You Will Need:

For the Pizza dough:

1 packet active dry yeast (2 ¼ tsp)

2 tsp sugar

1 cup warm water

2 to 3 cups whole wheat flour (just all-purpose or a combination of whole wheat and all-purpose flour)

1 tsp salt

½ tsp Italian seasoning

3 tbsp olive oil or any cooking oil

For the Pizza sauce:

6 fresh tomatoes

1 medium onion

2 green chilis/jalapenos

2 cloves garlic

2 cartons tomato puree (2 cups total)

Salt to taste

1 to 2 tsp sugar

½ tsp dried oregano

½ tsp Italian seasoning

For the Pizza filling:

¼ cup each chopped bell pepper, onions and tomatoes

½ cup finely chopped mushrooms

2 green chilis/jalapenos, finely chopped

1 large clove garlic, finely chopped or minced

¼ tsp dried oregano

½ tsp crushed red pepper

Salt to taste

2 tsp oil

¼ to ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese

Step 2: To Make the Pizza Boats Dough:

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In a glass cup or bowl, add yeast and sugar; pour warm water over it and keep aside to prove.

After 5 to 10 minutes, it should have started to prove and bubble up if the yeast is active. If not, discard this mixture and try again.

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Take 2 cups of whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Add salt to taste, Italian seasoning and oil.

Pour the proved yeast mixture over this and mix well to form a soft dough.

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Keep adding flour until the dough becomes soft, pliable and smooth.Knead for about 5 to 8 minutes.

Transfer to another greased bowl and turn the dough ball to coat with oil evenly.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled; about 2 to 3 hours, depending upon the temperature in the room.

Step 5: To Make the Pizza Sauce:

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Blend tomatoes, onions, garlic and green chilies in a blender jar until smooth and finely pureed.

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Transfer this to a large saucepan along with tomato puree, salt, sugar and Italian seasoning. Adjust seasoning, salt and sugar according to taste.

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Mix well and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thick, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Keep aside.

Step 8: To Make the Pizza Boat Filling:

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In a saucepan, heat oil. Add finely chopped onions, garlic and green chilies.

Saute on medium high heat until the onions are soft.

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Stir in finely chopped mushrooms and sauté again for a few seconds on high.

Then add finely chopped bell pepper and tomatoes, salt to taste and dried oregano along with crushed red chili pepper.

Give it a good mix and cook for a few seconds on high and remove from heat.

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Once cool, stir in mozzarella cheese.

Filling is ready.

Step 11: Now, to Make the Pull-apart Pizza Boats:

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Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C.Grease a 6 to 8 inch loose-bottomed pan with oil on the bottom and on the sides. Keep ready.

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Divide pizza dough into 2.

Roll one into a large round shape and cut into smaller rounds using a round cookie cutter about 3 inches in diameter.

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Roll each round from 2 opposite ends until they are a little distance apart from each other.

Join the other 2 opposite ends to form a boat shape. Pinch well. Fill with pizza filling.

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Make similar dough boats with the other rounds.

Now, fill each dough boat with the filling until almost to the top.

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Arrange these filled pizza boats into the prepared loose-bottomed pan starting from the outer edge in an angled fashion, ending up in the center.

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Once the pan is filled with the pizza boats, place in preheated oven.

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Bake for 18 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.

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Remove from oven and brush the tops with melted butter.

Serve cheesy, pull-apart mini pizza boats with mayonnaise/marinara sauce/pizza sauce/ketchup etc. as a dip.

Enjoy these as an evening snack or serve them as show stopper appetizers at parties!!

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Comments

Anna-Grace (author)2017-12-04

What a clever idea! They look really yummy!

Thanks so much :)

MichiganDave (author)2017-12-04

I agree: this is clever, and a concept that can be expanded into other appetizers, and sweets. BIG thanks for sharing.

Thanks so much :)

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