PIZZA KABOBS

What?? Pizza Kabobs? Yep! Think, deconstructed and you’ve got yourself the perfect food for a casual gathering, indoors or out. Ever since my adult kids were little kids I found the easiest way to serve delicious, healthy (shhh), creative food was on a stick. Fruit salad on a stick. Sandwich on a stick (deconstructed, of course), and since I grew up in a Mediterranean  influenced home, I was accustomed to having Kabobs. I loved how festive they looked, and found I ate things on that stick I might not ordinarily eat on a plate. So… why not PIZZA ON A STICK!

Now that my kids are grown and have food preferences of their own, a gathering in my home often means a lot of altering my recipes to meet their special requirements:

  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Meatless

And so I found it was easy to adjust the concept of a pizza, put them on a stick, and make everyone happy. My Pizza Kabobs have both Meatballs and Vegan Meatballs, homemade Pizza dough and gluten-free dough. Lots of veggies are hidden in both the meatballs and vegan meatballs, cheese and non-dairy cheese, tomatoes or mini peppers stacked onto a skewer stick, piled high on a platter that screams: PARTY!

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This platter was created for a Super Bowl Sunday, but I have recreated it often for patio dining, picnics, even tucked in a to-go lunch container. You can add your own favorites to these sticks, but be sure to give special time and attention to making the meatballs taste fantastic (meat, or vegan)!

Homemade Dough or gluten-free tortillas pressed into small rounds. Bake the bread rounds just as you would a pizza dough, brushed lightly with olive oil and a sprinkle of grated cheese, or lightly toast the tortilla rounds, prepared just as you would the bread.

 

Meatballs (or meatless), loaded with lots of delicious and healthy ingredients hidden inside, get baked and cooled until ready to assemble the kabobs. My two favorite recipes for these meatballs:

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Grandmas Sneaky Meatballs

 

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Vegan Meatballs

All you need to do next is decide what cheeses you want, mini-tomatoes, peppers, herbs or any other ingredient you like as a topping on a pizza. Stack everything onto the skewers and pop them in a 350 degree oven for just 5 minutes and serve!

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