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Polenta Pesto Pizza Bites

Healthy pizza bites that will please the whole family and make great party appetizers!
Course Appetizer, Healthy Junk, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 10 pizza bites
Author Brewing Happiness

Ingredients

  • 1 package of pre cooked polenta
  • 1/3-1/2 cup creamy basil pesto (see below)
  • 10 grape tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 5 sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Creamy Basil Pesto Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup non dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Start by blending all of the creamy basil pesto ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Then open the polenta roll packaging, and slice it into 10 1/2 inch thick slices.
  4. Place the polenta discs on a greased baking tray or a tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Brush the top of your polenta discs with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, flip, bake for another 10 minutes, then turn the heat up to broil and broil for 2 minutes.
  7. Take your polenta "pizza crusts" out of the oven and top each one with 1/2-1 tablespoon of creamy basil pesto.
  8. Then layer each pizza with arugula, tomatoes, pineapple, sun dried tomatoes and finish them off with a dash of salt and pepper.
  9. Eat up!