Wonton Pizza Bites – Video Post

http://greenlitebites.com/2008/01/24/wonton-pizza-bites/
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Great idea guys! I haven’t made the Wonton Pizza Bites is a L-O-N-G time. They came out even better then I remember!

I only got the cursory, “They’re good” from the husband after he had one, and only one. How does he do that? :~P Then again he doesn’t even like those frozen pizza rolls while I can eat the whole freakin’ box. Now the toddler on the other hand, ended up eating a couple and he really enjoyed the dipping sauce.

Wonton Pizza Bites

  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • About 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • About 1 cup baby spinach leaves chopped
  • About 3/4 cup bell pepper diced (I used red and green)
  • 8 slices of turkey pepperoni diced
  • 2 oz of mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the cheese, pepperoni, pepper and spinach.

Dap a bit of tomato paste with back side of a teaspoon in the center of each wrapper. Sprinkle with the spices. Create pockets by squishing the filling on the wrapper into a mini muffin pan and pinch the ends together using a dab of water to help them stick.

Bake the bites for about 15 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven.

Quick Dipping Sauce

Use the remaining tomato paste and warm over medium heat with 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 oz water, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning. The result is a really thick sweet dipping sauce.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
3 8 won tons
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
242 4g 2g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
3g 2g 36g 14g
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  1. Shannon

    This looks so tasty! I don’t like bell peppers so I’m curious what else I could use instead that wouldn’t make the wontons all soggy. Any suggestions, anyone?

    Thanks for the great idea! :)

  2. roni

    Thanks guys!!

    Shannon – Zucchini diced very small would work, onions, mushrooms, even broccoli diced small! ahh I just thought of the broccoli, that WOULD be good! :~P

    Kathy – I can’t take total credit for the idea. Someone emailed it to me a long time ago, I juts ran with it.

  3. Jan

    When you cook do you use the fat free Mozzarella?

    Someone commented a while back that green must be your favorite color. Looks that way to me too.

    I think you should send in a clip to Food Network. You could have your own show making your healthy recipes!

    I enjoy all your sites!

  4. Brenda

    YumO!! Thanks for sharing :o) I enjoyed watching the video as a mom too … I know if I were to video my dinner prep I’d have some lollipopish requests in there also (too cute ~ hehe!) Glad to have come across your site ;) God Bless <3

  5. Briana

    LOL I love “the toddler” in the background. I have a 14 mo. old so I can relate to trying to do something but having to entertain them in the process.

    I haven’t made them yet, but after watching the video, I’m way more likely to try them. Just have to get to the store to get some wonton wraps.

    You’re amazing, and an inspiration and keep it up. I love checking my email and seeing you have a new post or a new video. I get into ruts where I feel like I’m eating the same things day after day. You’ve helped me try new things and get out of my diet rut. Thanks!

  6. Holly

    These look very “doable”! I know my 14 year old daughter and 10 year old son will be clamoring for position to help me make them! Thanks for all your time sharing your food ideas in such a motivating way.

  7. roni

    Jan & Kathleen – I use the part skim mozzarella. It’s 80cals (2 points) and ounce, I believe. I’ve seen the finely shredded in most store brands near me in MD.

    Hope that helps!

  8. Bonnie

    Oh! *bomps head* I just got it! Green shirt…..GreenLiteBites….OK. I also almost made a mistake, that might be a good mistake. I first typed it GreenLiteBytes, and since you are into both kinds of ….bi(y)tes…well, you get it.

    Can’t wait to try these, Roni! Thanks again! There are a lot of us out here that are eternally grateful to you!

    Bonnie

  9. Girl on a mission...

    Hi Roni,

    I’ve been following your site for a while now. I love the new addition with Green Lite Bytes! I’m going to make the Pizza bites for a weekend treat. I’ve been having a hard time ‘getting back on the wagon’ and I was inspired by yourself and Angie All the Way (in my blog role). I’m not the best cook…and I just finished making Cod Fish Cakes…and forgot to take them out of the oven~~~Argh! So, now, they look like fish fries! So, any help I can get is great! I love the videos…very very helpful!

    Cheers!

  10. swizzlepop

    I found wonton wrappers today and bought them. Not sure I will use them for pizza bites but I am definitely going to use them for something. I LOVE wontons :)
    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  11. kris

    I am trying these this weekend! But I am going to put my own little twist on them just for something different. I was thinking about garlic chicken wontons. SO taking some marinated chicken, minced garlic, green onion, bacon bits, mozzerella, marinated artichokes and cut up baby spinach, cooking it all together until done, Dicing it all and using a dab of alfredo sauce instead of the tomato paste, (I think Ragu has a fairly low fat and low calorie alfredo sauce in the jar. It’s something like 4.5 fat grams and 70 calories for 2 tbls). I will let you know how they turned out. Not sure about dipping sauce though. They may not need it. Thanks for this great idea when I’m craving pizza!!

  12. Sally

    I made these for the 2nd time tonight and they were GREAT! The first time i made them i didnt follow your recipe.. i tried to do my own thing and they didnt turn out so good.. I still ate them but this time they were awesome! Thanks! =]

  13. DLA in OKC

    Hi Roni! I made these Sunday for our non-super bowl party – four of us ate every one – they were delicious! I made some with just pepperoni and cheese for one of the guys, some just veggie, and some mixed. I loved the sauce, too, and used the leftover dipping sauce with a spinach, pepper, italian sausage fritatta last night. Keep up the good work!

  14. Missy

    I made these the other night and they were to die for. At my supermarket they’ve got tomato paste in tubes so it was that much easier. Awesome idea! I’ll definitely be making these over and over again.

  15. Desiree

    Do you know where I could find wonton wrappers that do not have egg in them? I have found a recipe online but I would rather buy them pre-made but am allergic to egg…

  16. April

    Hi Roni,
    I made the pizza bites tonight, and they turned out a little crispier on the edges than I had hoped (baked at 375 for 15 min in convection oven). The flavor was great. I especially liked the spiciness of the pepperoni. Next time, I am going to try to wrap these like the shrimp rolls. Thanks for a great recipe.

  17. sheryl

    Love the pizza bits, but the sauce……not so much. We dipped them in my copy cat ranch dressing and they were great. See my comment under “warm turkey club salad with sweet dried herb dressing” for recipe.

  18. Dana

    Hi Roni! I just made these and they are wonderful. I used fat free mozz. and it worked just fine. This is the second time I used wontons, thanks to you. The ricotta rolls were the first. The important thing I am learning is that by putting forth some effort to ‘create’ a snack (rather than shoving a 2 pt snack in my mouth in one second) is certainly more satisfying and gratifying.
    Again, thank you for all of your hard work and effort! I look forward to all of your cyber stuff!!! You totally ROCK!
    :) Dana

  19. Ash

    Oh, my ever-loving god, Roni. I just made these and tore through 6 of them without a care in the world. I didn’t use the turkey pepperoni and they were probably equally as good (I imagine?). All I know is… Hawt damn. I found my new favorite snack. Haha.

    I do have a question, though – for the sauce, do you use the rest of the can, or whatever is left over from dabbing the wontons? Also, without the turkey pepperoni, I calculated it’d be about 174 (rounded up) for 6 of them, but my math isn’t so great. Could you maybe help me out with that? =)

    Thanks! 10 bazillion stars, too!

  20. roni

    Glad you like them!

    Without the pepperoni I’m still getting about 200 cals. Turkey pepperoni, at least the one I use, is only about 35 cals for 8 small slices.

    As for the sauce, if I remember I did use the remaining paste but you don’t have to use it all. I’d save some to make a tortilla pizza another day. :)

  21. Ash

    You’re welcome. =) They’re delish. So about 200 for 8 of them? That’s still not bad at all. I guess our turkey pepperoni is a little higher in calories. =/ But we don’t use much meat anymore – going vegetarian for the most part.

    Thanks again. =D

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