Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mozzarella Tuna Biscuit Bites

A combination of a sick family and a broken microwave makes from some interesting lunches. We're leaving for a vacation next week so the goal has been to eat through whatever we have in the cupboard and fridge so we don't have a lot of leftovers sitting around and spoiling. Today, however, I wanted something more than a sandwich and pretzels, so I had my eye on a can of biscuits in the back of the fridge. About five minutes of rummaging later, these were in the oven...

Mozzarella Tuna Biscuit Bites and Mozzarella Turkey Biscuit Bites

You will need.... 

1 muffin pan
No-stick cooking spray

1 can of 10 biscuits
1 can tuna in oil
Slices of ham 
Mrs Dash Tuscan seasoning
Shredded mozarella

 You can substitute whatever you have on hand. I'd like to add veggies next time.

To make...

 Preheat the oven to 400 or whatever your biscuit can indicates. Spray the muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a bowl, combine the tuna, seasoning, and some mozarella. I drained some of the oil but left some to help mix everything together and add flavor. Here's where I would have liked to add some veggies-- peppers would be yummy. Or broccoli, for my girls. Once the mixture is to your liking, open your biscuits. 
I divided each one in half and pressed one half into the bottom of the muffin tin. I added a spoonful or two of tuna and sprinkled a bit of cheese then pressed the other biscuit half on top. More sprinkling of cheese.

 I repeated this with half of the biscuits, at which point I ran out of tuna. I also suspected my girls may not be as thrilled as I was with the tuna, so I decided to do the rest with turkey slices.

The rest of the prep went like this: half biscuits, press into muffin pan, add cheese and turkey slice, press remaining half on top. Sprinkle cheese. When all that was done I shook a bit of the seasoning on top of the biscuits for a bit of flavor. Into the oven!

The added ingredients increased the cook time by 5 or 6 minutes. The cook time for the biscuits alone was 6-10 minutes and I think I cooked them 15 or 16 in all.
By that time the entire kitchen smelled awesome and my girls were curious, which is always good when new foods are involved.

Pop them out of the muffin pan, and enjoy! We certainly did. They even liked the tuna version :)

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