Parmesan sandwiches are a great appetizer dipped in your favorite marinara. They are easy to make with my pizza dough recipe, spread with a healthy dose of garlic butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese – I promise they won’t last long!
⅓ Classic Pizza Dough
6 tablespoons of butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt piled
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup marinara
If using pizza dough that has been in the refrigerator, place the bagged dough on the kitchen counter for one hour before starting.
On a piece of parchment, divide the dough into four equal pieces. Roll up one piece on a string about 10 inches long. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, divide the dough into 10 pieces, each about one inch long. Repeat with remaining dough and place on a prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced. Cover the baking sheet with a tea towel and let it rise for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. and generously spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Melt the butter in the microwave in a microwave-safe container. Add garlic, Italian seasoning and salt and mix well.
Brush tops of bites with half the garlic butter, reserving the rest when removed from the oven.
Bake for 15 minutes. They will be slightly browned. Do not overcook them or they will get hard.
After taking them out of the oven, spread half of the bites with the remaining half of the butter, and sprinkle the top with half of the grated Parmesan cheese. I have found that it is easier to make half so that the butter is still moist enough for the cheese to stick. Brush the rest of the bites and sprinkle with cheese.
Serve with your favorite marinara or olive oil sauce.