Everything seems to taste better when they’re in a miniature form, don’t you think? Okay, well, maybe not everything…but a lot of things! Mini sausages, mini sandwiches, mini chocolate chips, baby carrots…they’re often more appealing than their regular sized counterparts. And bite-sized appetizers and finger foods always seem more inviting to eat than a big plate of food.
Well, these Cauliflower Pizza Bites are no exception!
Do you remember my Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe? Oh-so-yummy, right? Well, I thought, what if I converted the pizza into smaller pizzas…or bites? What if I made them small enough that they are more of a side dish or appetizer to a meal?
See where this is going?
Cauliflower Pizza Bites are small and fun to eat. You might say that because they’re small and fun to eat, that’s what makes them BETTER than a big ol’ pizza!
They are basically the same as the regular pizza, but you make them in a muffin tin instead of on a pan. A layer of steamed chopped cauliflower (that’s been mixed with eggs and cheese and seasonings) starts it off. Then your favorite pizza sauce and chopped toppings. And don’t forget the cheese.
One difference here between the bites and a whole pizza is that you have to chop the toppings. That makes them easier to bite into and eat…no accidentally pulling out the whole piece of pepperoni when you take your first bite! When the toppings are chopped up, you can be assured of getting some in EVERY bite!
I love these cauliflower pizza bites. They’re so easy to eat, and it’s much simpler to just hold one in your hand and take a bite. Everything is contained nicely in this little cup shape. They make a great snack, or make a bunch of them and serve them as appetizers.
Furthermore, like any pizza, you can customize them with your favorite pizza toppings. However, each cauliflower pizza bite in a muffin tin can be a different flavor! So in a standard muffin pan, you can have 12 different varieties if you want! If you make a whole pizza, it’s hard to customize it with anything more than two different toppings on each half! Cauliflower Pizza Bites are easy to dress up how ever you want….then everyone can be happy!
If you like the Cauliflower Crust Pizza, you are going to LOVE these Cauliflower Pizza Bites. Give them a try and let me know how they turn out in the comments below!