Here's yet another version of my "bites." This one tastes just like pizza and the house smells heavenly while they are cooking. If you haven't tried my other bite incarnations: think crustless quiche only way better. Everytime I experiment with these "bites" I think I've found my favorite. This one rocks!
The cute mini size makes it a great weight loss surgery friendly appetizer. They also heat up really well in the toaster oven (or regular oven) so you can make a batch and get several meals out of it.
Shelly's Pizza Bites
1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
6 Mushrooms, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Butter
25 thin slices Pepperoni, diced (I used Boar's Head)
1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, chopped
1 Teaspoon Oregano
a few twists of Black Pepper
5 Eggs, beaten
1/3 cup Tomato, diced (I used S&W canned, drained)
1 cup Shredded Cheese, Italian Blend
Preheat oven to 350 F. Saute onions in butter till golden. Add mushrooms and garlic and saute 1 minute more. Set aside to cool.
Mix all ingredients together. Be sure veggie mixture has cooled slightly before adding to egg mixture. Spoon (I use a small ice cream scoop) into a lightly greased mini muffin tin. Bake for 30 minutes or until centers are firm. Makes 24. Serving suggestion: Serve with a green salad or a scoop of Shelly's Italian Bean Salad for a great light Italian themed meal.
Other Eggface "Bites":
Shelly's Beef Fiesta Bites
Shelly's Italian Crab Bites
Shelly's Artichoke Florentine Bites
Shelly's Breakfast Bites