Parmesan Bread Bites

Parmesan Bread Bites


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  • 1 lb. store-bought or homemade pizza dough
  • 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • All-purpose flour, for surface
  • 1 c. grated Parmesan (4 oz.), divided, plus more for serving
  • ¼ c. shredded low-moisture part-skim mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage, plus more for serving
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme, plus more for serving
  • Hot honey, for drizzling (optional)
  1. Let pizza dough sit until room temperature if needed, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  3. In a small pot over low heat, melt butter. Add garlic and ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often, until starting to froth, 4 to 6 minutes. Immediately remove pot from heat and let cool.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, stretch dough to a 9" square. Sprinkle with ½ cup Parmesan and gently press cheese into dough with your hands. Using a sharp knife or bench scraper, cut dough into 9 (1"-wide) strips. Separate each strip to keep from sticking. Cut each strip crosswise into 1" pieces.
  5. Arrange dough on prepared sheet in an even layer. Brush with about one-third of garlic butter. Sprinkle with mozzarella, sage, thyme, and remaining ½ cup Parmesan.
  6. Bake bread bites until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Immediately brush with remaining garlic butter. Top with more Parmesan, sage, and thyme. Drizzle with hot honey, if using.

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