We love to host get togethers for any and every occasion, but I’ll admit that sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. Between homework and sports times five, along with my own personal obligations, I’m frequently scrambling to finish up crucial tasks before our guests arrive. And heaven forbid anyone show up early…
This is why having a few tried and true, super simple recipes is so important for a hostess. Heck, I’m not even sure if these caprese pizza bites even qualify as a recipe per se, since they start with Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, but they’re a great example of how dressing up something you may already have in the freezer is a fantastic option in a pinch!
A warm batch of these little appetizer bites can be put together in under 20 minutes (mostly cooking time) and will buy you a few extra minutes to finish up in the kitchen while your guests are arriving and mingling.
You’ll need a package of Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, sliced Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
Simply cook the mini pizza slices according to the directions on the package. When you pull them out of the over, top them each with a slice of tomato and fresh basil. Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil over them, and then sprinkle on the salt and pepper. Skewer them down the center with a toothpick if desired and serve.
One final little tip — the recipe on the Farm Rich website calls for placing a whole, fresh basil leaf on each bite. As I’m sure many of you know, finding gorgeous fresh basil this time of year can be a real challenge.
My solution? Roll up several leaves of the tired, sad basil that I found at Walmart, and slice it super thin, creating a chiffonade. I think it’s even prettier than a whole leaf!
My kids dove into these, eating them as fast as I was assembling them. Added bonus — it’s a great way to cram some extra fresh veggies into their diet!