Too full for a full pizza? Looking for a simple yet flavorful snack? Look no further than our dysphagia-friendly pizza bites! These appetizers use Thick & Easy® Texture Modified Bread & Dessert mix to create a snack that meets IDDSI Levels 5-7.
|CRUST||1 SERVING||6 SERVINGS||12 SERVINGS|
|THICK & EASY® Texture-Modified Bread & Dessert Mix
|2 Tbsp||3/4 cup||1 1/2 cups|
|Vegetable oil||1/2 Tbsp||3 Tbsp||6 Tbsp|
|Seasonings of choice (i.e… ground oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder)||To taste||1/4 tsp each||1/2 tsp each|
|Water, hot||3 Tbsp||1 cup + 2 Tbsp||2 1/4 cup|
|TOPPINGS||1 SERVING||6 SERVINGS||12 SERVINGS|
|Pizza sauce, smooth||2 tsp (1 tsp per bite)||1/4 cup (1 tsp per bite)||1/2 cup (1 tsp per bite)|
|Choice of Toppings* (pureed or ground)||1/2-1 tsp per bite||3-6 tsp||6-12 tsp|
|White cheese sauce||2 tsp (1 tsp per bite)||1/4 cup (1 tsp per bite)||1/2 cup (1 tsp per bite)|
|Parmesan cheese, finely grated (optional)||As needed||As needed||As needed|
- Add vegetable oil to THICK & EASY® Pureed Bread & Dessert Mix and stir until mixture resembles wet sand.
- Add seasonings of choice and stir to combine ingredients.
- Add hot water to bread mixture and stir briskly until blended.
- Portion bread mixture into 1 oz balls using #40 scoop and place on a pan lined with wax paper or parchment sprayed with non- stick spray.
- Flatten each ball to about 2-inch diameter.
- Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
- Place crust circles on a plate or microwave safe container sprayed with cooking spray.
- Top each circle with 1 tsp pizza sauce and ½ – 1 tsp toppings of choice.
- Finish with white cheese sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, if desired.
- Heat gently in the microwave until warm.
NOTE: Before serving, always test for Level 5 using IDDSI guidelines.
PIZZA TOPPING SUGGESTIONS
- THICK & EASY® 100% Natural Minced Beef, Pork or Chicken
- Pureed or ground pepperoni, sausage, or Canadian bacon
- Cooked, pureed or ground onions, peppers, or mushrooms
- Finely diced black olives
Serving Size: 2 bites
Total Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrates: 15g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Total Sugars: 4g
Added Sugars: 0g
Vitamin D: .5mg (2% DV)
Calcium: 30mg (2% DV)
Iron: .6mg (4% DV)
Potassium: 40mg (0% DV)