Mashup: Pizza Pops

Mashup: Pizza Pops

Summer is all about fun. Since everyone is more interested in playing outside, finger foods and quick bites often replace sit down dinners. In the spirit of quick bites, I made a savory spin on the cake pop with this pizza pops recipe. This mashup recipe combines the portability of a pop with the cheesiness of a pizza. This is making me hungry as I type it, so let’s get started!

Mashup: Pizza Pops

To make the pizza pops, start by soaking the skewers in water (if you are using skewers as your stick for this pop). Lollipop sticks work even better, and you don’t have to soak them.

Then prep the pizza dough. Using your fingers, flatten the dough onto the Half Sheet Pan from your KitchenAid® Professional-Grade Nonstick Quarter Sheet and Half Sheet Pan. Flatten the dough until it is 1/4″ thick. Using a circle cookie cutter or any circular object you have lying around the house, cut the dough into circles. Place a skewer and a small dollop of pizza sauce in the center of half of the dough circles. Top each sauce-topped circle with the remaining non-sauce topped circles. Seal the circles together by pressing a fork along the edges.

Bake on your Half Sheet Pan for 8 minutes on 550°F.

Mashup: Pizza Pops

While the dough is baking, set the KitchenAid® Precise Heat Mixing Bowl to 220°F. Add the wine, lemon juice, garlic, and dijon mustard to the mixing bowl. The bowl will drop in temperate when the ingredients are added. While you wait for the bowl to heat up to 220°F again, toss your cheese with cornstarch. Then, add the cheese mixture in batches while setting your KitchenAid® Professional 620 6-Quart Bowl Lift Stand Mixer to a speed of 6. Mix until creamy using the flat beater. Add more wine to thin, if necessary.

Mashup: Pizza Pops

Mix together your pizza toppings of choice. I chose a variety of herbs and vegetables as you can see above, but pick your favorite pizza toppings. Everything from pepperoni to olives to garlic would all be delicious.

Mashup: Pizza Pops

If you’d like, bake the pizza toppings on your Half Sheet Pan for a minute or two, just to get a little crispy. Then, dip each baked pop into the cheese and then into the toppings. And that’s it!

Mashup: Pizza Pops

These would be super fun to make for an outdoor movie night or a summer party. What topping combinations would you use? Be sure to share your take on this Pizza Pops recipe with us on Instagram using #MadeWithKitchenAid for a chance to be featured.

Pizza Pops

Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

1 bag pizza dough
4 skewers or lollipop sticks
4 ounces pizza sauce
1 1/4 cup Sauvignon Blanc
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/3 pound Gruyere
1/3 pound Fontina
1/3 pound Gouda
1/3 pound mozzarella
Pizza toppings (of your choice)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 550°F.

Start by soaking the skewers in water if you are using skewers for your pops. Lollipop sticks work even better, and do not need to be soaked.

Prep the pizza dough. Using your fingers, flatten the dough onto the Half Sheet Pan from your KitchenAid® Professional-Grade Nonstick Quarter Sheet and Half Sheet Pan. Flatten the dough until it is 1/4″ thick. Using a circle cookie cutter or any circular object you have lying around the house, cut the dough into circles. Place a skewer and a small dollop of pizza sauce in the center of half of the dough circles. Top each sauce-topped circle with the remaining non-sauce topped circles. Seal the circles together by pressing a fork along the edges.

Bake the pops on your Half Sheet Pan for 8 minutes or until done in the middle. Set aside to cool.

While the dough is baking, preheat the KitchenAid® Precise Heat Mixing Bowl to 220°F. Add the wine, lemon juice, garlic, and dijon mustard to the mixing bowl.

Toss the cheese with the cornstarch in a separate bowl. Wait until the Precise Heat Mixing Bowl heats back up to 220°F, then add the cheese mixture in batches white setting your KitchenAid® Professional 620 6-Quart Bowl Lift Stand Mixer to a speed of 6. Mix until creamy using the flat beater. Add more wine to thin, if necessary.

Mix together your pizza toppings of choice. Bake on Half Sheet Pan if desired for 3-4 minutes at 550°F. Dip each pop into the cheese and then into the toppings. Serve immediately.

Pizza Pops Recipe

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