FOOD

Party Bites 3 Ways

For perfect bite-sized apps that are sure to please everyone, try these loaded potatoes, spinach and artichoke, and pizza party bites. Want the pan? Go here: http://bit.ly/2ByVzGN

FOOD

Party Bites 3 Ways

For perfect bite-sized apps that are sure to please everyone, try these loaded potatoes, spinach and artichoke, and pizza party bites. Want the pan? Go here: http://bit.ly/2ByVzGN

Ingredients

  • 10 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add potatoes to a large pot of salted boiling water.
  3. In a large bowl, mash potatoes and add butter, chives, sour cream, breadcrumbs and eggs.
  4. Spray the pan with nonstick spray.
  5. Scoop 1 tablespoon of mashed potatoes into each cavity and press down. Sprinkle each with cheese and and bacon pieces.
  6. Add another layer of mashed potatoes to fill cavity. Repeat until all cavities are filled.
  7. Cover all the mashed potatoes with breadcrumbs.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan. Top each potato bite with a dollop of sour cream, more chives and bacon bits.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 (12-ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 can artichokes, drained and chopped
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Toppings: Tomato bruschetta, tapenade, creme fraiche, herbs

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut puff pastry into small squares the size of squares in the pan.
  3. Place a square of puff pastry in the bottom of each cavity of the pan.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine spinach, granulated garlic, onion powder, red pepper flakes, artichokes, cream cheese, sour cream, Gruyere, breadcrumbs and eggs. Fill each cavity with spinach mixture.
  5. Bake bites for 15 minutes. Allow to cool then add desired toppings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans pizza dough
  • Bench flour
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup red and yellow peppers, finely diced
  • Basil or parsley for garnish

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly flour a work surface and spread out 1 can of pizza dough. Roll out slightly.
  3. Using a round cutter, cut as many circles as you can from the dough. Press each circle into a cavity of the pan. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  4. On top of each piece of dough add marinara, cheese, peppers and pepperoni.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Garnish with herbs and serve.