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Pizza Masks

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 English muffins, split
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared pizza sauce
  • 1 large green or red bell pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (2 1/4 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

Instructions

  1. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken, onion, salt, oregano and black pepper. Cook and stir about 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink; set aside.
  2. Cover a 15 1/2 x 10 1/2-inch jellyroll baking pan with foil.
  3. Arrange muffins in single layer on prepared pan.
  4. Spread 2 tablespoons pizza sauce on each muffin half.
  5. Cover generously with chicken mixture, dividing evenly.
  6. Cut 12 sliver bell peppers into "smiling" mouth shapes; set aside.
  7. Chop remaining bell pepper; sprinkle over mini-pizzas.
  8. Combine Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses in small bowl; sprinkle generously over mini-pizzas.
  9. Bake at 450 degrees F for 12 minutes or until cheese is light brown.
  10. Make face on each pizza by using 2 olive slices for "eyes" and 1 pepper shape for "mouth."

Yield: 12 mini-pizzas