Easy Pull-Apart Mini Pizza Boats Recipe

 



Cheesy, spicy Pull-Apart Mini Pizza Boats are beautiful and tasty mini bites, perfect for parties or get togethers. With layers of cheese, pizza flavors and crunchy vegetables in a cute pizza shaped like a mini boat, it is sure to please and wow anyone who is a pizza lover!

Our house has always been filled with the flavors and aroma of homemade pizza every week! Sometimes, when I do feel the need to rest up or feel extremely lazy to cook anything, then we do order takeout.

Be it Pizza Pav Buns, my Homemade Vegetarian Pizza or easy and tasty No-yeast Pizza, we can never get enough of this Italian gift to the world! You must try another variation of pizza; easy Homemade Calzones; they taste amazing too!

Recently, I came across a video by chefclub on Facebook and going through his amazing cooking videos, I was inspired to make these fun pull-apart pizza mini boats!  Pull apart dishes have become the rage in cooking; they are perfect to bake and dish out at parties; be it as an appetizer, main dish or even a dessert!

With pizza being my first choice while eating anything, I had to try these out and boy, am I glad I did. They were fun to make and tasted amazing! I served them with my Homemade Pizza Sauce; you can dip them in tomato ketchup or even mayonnaise dip too.

For the pizza filling, I made my go-to pizza filling of mushroom, bell peppers and onions with lots of cheese tinged with oregano and Italian seasoning for the Italian pizza flavor. My homemade pizza dough has never failed me, and I used whole wheat in the dough for a healthier option!

Just shape them into mini boats, fill and arrange these mini pizza boats in a loose-bottomed pan in an angled fashion and bake in a hot oven until crisp and golden brown.

Brush with melted butter and serve hot with any dip you like. I served them with mayonnaise and homemade pizza sauce!

Served hot from the oven, they are sure to disappear in seconds!

No pizza cutter or knife needed for this easy and fun pizza treat!



Easy Pull-Apart Mini Pizza Boats
Serves 4
Tasty and easy to eat cheesy mini pizza boat bites; no pizza cutter or knife needed for this easy and fun pizza treat! Great for parties and get togethers!
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Prep Time
3 hr
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
3 hr 40 min
Prep Time
3 hr
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
3 hr 40 min
768 calories
115 g
39 g
29 g
21 g
11 g
862 g
868 g
32 g
0 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
862g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 768
Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g
44%
Saturated Fat 11g
53%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 39mg
13%
Sodium 868mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates 115g
38%
Dietary Fiber 14g
57%
Sugars 32g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A
94%
Vitamin C
171%
Calcium
19%
Iron
52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Pizza dough
  1. 1 packet active dry yeast (2 ¼ tsp)
  2. 2 tsp sugar
  3. 1 cup warm water
  4. 2 to 3 cups whole wheat flour (just all-purpose or a combination of whole wheat and all-purpose flour)
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  7. 3 tbsp olive oil or any cooking oil
For the Pizza sauce
  1. 6 fresh tomatoes
  2. 1 medium onion
  3. 2 green chilis/jalapenos
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. 2 cartons tomato puree (2 cups total)
  6. Salt to taste
  7. 1 to 2 tsp sugar
  8. ½ tsp dried oregano
  9. ½ tsp Italian seasoning
For the Pizza filling
  1. ¼ cup each chopped bell pepper, onions and tomatoes
  2. ½ cup finely chopped mushrooms
  3. 2 green chilis/jalapenos, finely chopped
  4. 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped or minced
  5. ¼ tsp dried oregano
  6. ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  7. Salt to taste
  8. 2 tsp oil
  9. ¼ to ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  10. Melted butter, 1/4 cup for topping
Instructions
  1. In a glass cup or bowl, add yeast and sugar; pour warm water over it and keep aside to prove.
  2. After 5 minutes, it should have started to prove and bubble up if the yeast is active. If not, discard this mixture and try again.
  3. Take 2 cups of whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Add salt to taste, Italian seasoning and oil.
  4. Pour the proved yeast mixture over this and mix well to form a soft dough.
  5. Keep adding flour until the dough becomes soft, pliable and smooth.
  6. Knead for about 5 to 8 minutes.
  7. Transfer to another greased bowl and turn the dough ball to coat with oil evenly.
  8. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled; about 2 to 3 hours, depending upon the temperature in the room.
To make pizza sauce
  1. Blend tomatoes, onions, garlic and green chilis in a blender jar until smooth and finely pureed.
  2. Transfer this to a large saucepan along with tomato puree, salt, sugar and Italian seasoning. Adjust seasoning, salt and sugar according to taste.
  3. Mix well and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thick, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Keep aside.
To make the pizza boat filling
  1. In a saucepan, heat oil. Add finely chopped onions, garlic and green chilis.
  2. Sauté on medium high heat until the onions are soft.
  3. Stir in finely chopped mushrooms and sauté again for a few seconds on high.
  4. Then add finely chopped bell pepper and tomatoes, salt to taste and dried oregano along with crushed red chili pepper.
  5. Give it a good mix and cook for a few seconds on high and remove from heat; once cool, stir in mozzarella cheese.
  6. Filling is ready.
Now, to make the pull-apart pizza boats
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C.
  2. Grease a 6 to 8 inch loose-bottomed pan with oil on the bottom and on the sides. Keep ready.
  3. Divide pizza dough into 2.
  4. Roll one into a large round shape and cut into smaller rounds using a round cookie cutter about 3 inches in diameter.
  5. Roll each round from 2 opposite ends until they are a little distance apart from each other.
  6. Join the other 2 opposite ends to form a boat shape. Pinch well.
  7. Make similar dough boats with the other rounds.
  8. Now, fill each dough boat with the filling until almost to the top.
  9. Arrange these filled pizza boats into the prepared loose-bottomed pan starting from the outer edge in an angled fashion, ending up in the center.
  10. Once the pan is filled with the pizza boats, place in preheated oven to bake for 18 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
  11. Remove from oven and brush the tops with melted butter.
  12. Serve cheesy, pull-apart mini pizza boats with mayonnaise/marinara sauce/pizza sauce/ketchup as a dip.
  13. Enjoy these as an evening snack or serve them as show stopper appetizers at parties, piping hot from the oven!!
  14. Enjoy!!
Notes
  1. This pull-apart pizza boat is easy to make; the variety of fillings that you can use are endless!!
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calories
768
fat
29g
protein
21g
carbs
115g
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 How to make Pull-Apart Mini Pizza Boats:

  • In a glass cup or bowl, add yeast and sugar; pour warm water over it and keep aside to prove.
  • After 5 to 10 minutes, it should have started to prove and bubble up if the yeast is active. If not, discard this mixture and try again.

  • Take 2 cups of whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Add salt to taste, Italian seasoning and oil.
  • Pour the proved yeast mixture over this and mix well to form a soft dough.

  • Keep adding flour until the dough becomes soft, pliable and smooth.
  • Knead for about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Transfer to another greased bowl and turn the dough ball to coat with oil evenly.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled; about 2 to 3 hours, depending upon the temperature in the room.

To make pizza sauce:

  • Blend tomatoes, onions, garlic and green chilies in a blender jar until smooth and finely pureed.

  • Transfer this to a large saucepan along with tomato puree, salt, sugar and Italian seasoning. Adjust seasoning, salt and sugar according to taste.

  • Mix well and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thick, about 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Keep aside.

To make the pizza boat filling:

  • In a saucepan, heat oil. Add finely chopped onions, garlic and green chilies.

  • Sauté on medium high heat until the onions are soft.
  • Stir in finely chopped mushrooms and sauté again for a few seconds on high.

  •  Then add finely chopped bell pepper and tomatoes, salt to taste and dried oregano along withcrushed red chili pepper.

  • Give it a good mix and cook for a few seconds on high and remove from heat; once cool, stir in mozzarella cheese.

  • Filling is ready.

Now, to make the pull-apart pizza boats:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C.
  • Grease a 6 to 8 inch loose-bottomed pan with oil on the bottom and on the sides. Keep ready.

  • Divide pizza dough into 2.
  • Roll one into a large round shape and cut into smaller rounds using a round cookie cutter about 3 inches in diameter.

  • Roll each round from 2 opposite ends until they are a little distance apart from each other.
  • Join the other 2 opposite ends to form a boat shape. Pinch well. Fill with pizza filling.

  • Make similar dough boats with the other rounds.
  • Now, fill each dough boat with the filling until almost to the top.

  • Arrange these filled pizza boats into the prepared loose-bottomed pan starting from the outer edge in an angled fashion, ending up in the center.

  • Once the pan is filled with the pizza boats, place in preheated oven.

  • Bake for 18 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.

  • Remove from oven and brush the tops with melted butter.
  • Serve cheesy, pull-apart mini pizza boats with mayonnaise/marinara sauce/pizza sauce/ketchup etc. as a dip.

  • Enjoy these as an evening snack or serve them as show stopper appetizers at parties!!
  • Enjoy!!

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