Spicy chorizo is paired with cool tomatoes and cotija cheese to create a crowd pleasing appetizer!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

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  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo and cook, gently breaking it up after a couple minutes. Allow it to bubble, stirring infrequently, until most of the bubbles have stopped and sausage is firm. Remove from heat.

  • Place tomatoes into a bowl. Break into smaller pieces with the back of a fork, if desired.

  • Divide dough into 16 small pieces, flattening each into a small circle. Place each circle on prepared baking sheet. Divide tomatoes and then the chorizo among the circles. Top with shredded Monterey Jack and crumbled cotija cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven until dough is golden brown and cheese has melted, 8 to 15 minutes. Check after 8 minutes to ensure chorizo is not burning.

  • Top with minced cilantro leaves.

Cook's Notes:

Tube chorizo is not the same as the chorizo from over the butcher counter. It tends to turn into almost liquid before it's done. It's also very easy to burn, so keep an eye on it. As soon as it starts to pull together and bubbles have slowed down, it is done.

This can also be made as one large pizza.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 10.5g 21% DV; carbohydrates 15.3g 5% DV; fat 12.4g 19% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 620.3mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2017
Man we Loved this recipe. We tweaked it a little bit by adding a mixed cheese blend and leaving off cilantro. Next time we'll add black olives as well. This will be in our rotation for sure. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2017
Man we Loved this recipe. We tweaked it a little bit by adding a mixed cheese blend and leaving off cilantro. Next time we'll add black olives as well. This will be in our rotation for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2017
These are perfect for race day parties. I used homemade chorizo because I couldn't find the tubed variety. I also used gluten free pizza dough. These are definitely a snack to prepare with the kids. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2017
I made this recipe last night for my April Allrecipes Allstars? campaign. I gave it 4 stars and here is why. Chorizo is a very strong flavor and it took over the bites. There are not enough other flavors here to compete with it. I did end up adding shrimp to some of the bites. I sauteed them quickly in the remaining chorizo fat and cut them in half prior to assembly. I feel that in the directions they need to be much more specific. It tells you to divide and flatten the dough. I feel they need to add to either roll the dough thin or use a preheated pizza stone. I encountered an issue where because of the size of the bites the cheese was brown before the dough had a chance to cook fully. This may be partially a preference thing as I like a very crispy crust when eating thin crust pizza. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2017
Simple and fun to make. Get the kids to help making these flavor packed pizzas. Instead of the Monterrey Jack I used a Mexican four cheese blend. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2017
Good recipe Read More