Pizza Twists with a Twist Recipe

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Pizza Twists with a Twist Recipe

Pizza twists are heaven sent recipes to meet your sudden outbursts of pizza cravings. These small, cheesy mini versions of pizza are very delicious. The crispy dough outside, juicy pepperoni and cheese oozing with every bite with an added twist of pineapple and jalapeno sauce is the recipe to a snack which even the weight watchers will not be able to resist. All you need is few ingredients and few minutes of your precious time to make this delicious snack.

Preparation and cooking time


Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 roll of pizza dough (refrigerated or homemade)

  2. Half cup pepperoni (Each cut into two)

  3. 1 cup pineapple (diced)

  4. 1 cup jalapenos (sliced)

  5. Italian seasoning

  6. 1 clove garlic (minced)

  7. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  8. Half cup parmesan cheese

  9. Half cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  10. 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Directions


  1. Heat little oil on a pan, fry the garlic until it is cooked and then add jalapenos to this. Toss Italian seasoning and fry for a minute.

  2. Take it off the heat, process the jalapenos and garlic in a blender and add a little water to get a sauce like consistency. Keep it aside.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  4. Roll the dough flat and cut rectangular pieces which are 3 inches wide and 5 inches long.

  5. Apply the jalapeno sauce on the rectangular pieces. Place the pepperonis and pineapples on it.

  6. Spread both parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Season with Italian seasonings.

  7. Place another piece of rectangular dough on top of the filling. Press gently to compact the filling.

  8. Twist the pieces carefully and gently pinch the ends to seal. Place on a cookie baking sheet or butter paper sprayed with olive oil.

  9. Cook for 15 minutes until they are golden brown.

  10. Sprinkle sea salt and serve hot with pizza sauce.

Servings


Make 15 to 20 twists with this recipe.

Health Benefits

First of all, who cares? It’s pizza! But since everyone today is health conscious and wants their kids to have only healthy food for all the right reasons, let us see how this delicacy performs in aspects of health.

  • Using extra virgin olive oil instead of normal cooking oil is itself a huge bonus to the heart as it keeps all the cardio vascular diseases at bay.

  • The homemade jalapeno sauce is a great substitute for the tomato sauce bubbling with preservatives. Jalapenos not only have a great taste but they also help in weight loss because of presence of the chemical capsaicin which is supplemented in weight loss pills. They contain lot of anti-oxidant properties and also help in lowering one’s blood pressure.

  • Sea salt is obtained by evaporating sea water and it is rich in iodine which helps in proper functioning of thyroid gland.

Suggestions

You can also experiment by using different toppings instead of pepperoni and pineapple.