As much as I love when my kids eat all of my cooking, I get a secret thrill when I look at the table after dinner and see that we have leftovers. Knowing that I'm not going to have to cook from scratch the following night or have to create something completely new to put in my little ones' lunch boxes the next day makes a mom's life just a little easier. And in my house -- I'm happy to say -- we have leftovers a lot. Yes, even on pizza night when you would think that not even one last bite would remain, we've got some slices for the fridge.
As delicious as a cold slice of pizza can be the next day, I like these Pizza Balls even better. The portioning is smaller than a big slice of pizza and they're easy (and fun) for little hands to hold. I also find them a bit less messy than slices that can drip cheese and sauce everywhere. When these pizza balls are piping hot, the little spheres pull apart to reveal gooey melted cheese and whatever toppings you can think of to put inside. They're great for dinner, to put in the lunchbox or even for when you need an afternoon snack that will sate your kids without stuffing them before dinner. Just one Pizza Ball will totally hit the spot, and yes, no matter how good they are, there will probably be leftovers!
Photo by Maren Caruso
Accompaniments: chicken, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, olives, pepperoni, pineapple, ham -- the sky's the limit Pizza Dough Recipe: http://weelicious.com/2012/10/08/pizzeria-pizza-dough/ Pizza Sauce Recipe: http://weelicious.com/2012/09/13/veggie-heavy-pizza-sauce/