Mini Open-Faced Veggie Bites

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    Now that we bought our king bed and I’m prepping for it to come, I’ve been looking at all these bedding sets and swooning over them. It’s kind of like waiting for a baby to arrive – the whole nesting part and buying all these cute clothes for the baby – except I’m sure getting a bed delivered is FAR different from delivering a baby. Do you like that I just compared delivering a baby to delivering a bed & mattress set? It’s SORT OF similar. Ok, fine. It’s not, BUT the whole buying stuff in preparation is similar. You just want to put it on them so bad but you gotta wait. That’s how I feel right now. There’s all these cute bedding sets that would go perfectly well with our color palette but I can’t make that purchase yet because I’d just kill myself by staring at it every day.

    It’s funny – I say all these things now but by month two I’m going to be so over duvet covers and sheets and making our bed. Jason is actually the bed maker in our relationship. I’m the worst. When I was younger, I would always get dinged by my parents for not making my bed. I prefer the roll out of bed and crawl back in it at night approach. I mean, why make your bed when that ONE spot was super comfortable and you can crawl right back into it at night? Haha, at least that’s my philosophy.

    So these mini veggie bites..I construed them up in my head one Friday when I was working from home. I was thinking of all the random stuff we had in the fridge and how I wanted to use them that weekend. I was hoping this idea that seemed so perfect and beautiful in my mind would actually play out to be something I could share with you all….and luckily, it worked out. I know this is like the easiest thing to make, but when you’re thinking of what kind of appetizers or finger foods you want to have at a party or get together, this might come in handy. They’re extremely flavorful and I love the texture from the tortilla chips (might I add that they’re homemade and BAKED). I used two types of cheeses. We had left over muenster cheese slices that I placed at the bottom of these bites then I topped them with the bell peppers & onions and then topped it with mozzarella. I pretty much inhaled these.

    Mini Open-Faced Veggie Bites

    These mini veggie bites are easy to make, flavorful, and perfect as an appetizer!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 30 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
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    • 6-7 large flour tortillas
    • 3 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
    • 4 small bell peppers, various colors for visual appeal, optional
    • 1/2 large onion, diced
    • 1/2 cup whole milk mozzarella
    • Slices of muenster cheese
    • Salt and pepper, to taste


    • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
    • Using a 2.75 inch diameter biscuit cutter, cut out circles from the flour tortillas. Place them side by side on the prepared baking sheet and using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the tortillas with the 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil.
    • Bake tortillas for approx. 5-7 minutes, watching them carefully as they can burn quickly. You'll want to remove them as soon as they start turning a light brown. Set aside and turn the oven broiler on.
    • In a skillet, with the remaining 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil, heat to medium high heat and saute bell peppers and onion with salt and pepper until soft and tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
    • To assemble bites, take a tortilla round, place a small slice of muenster cheese on top, then top with 1-2 tsp. of filling then sprinkle on mozzarella cheese. Place on baking sheet and repeat until all the filling and tortilla rounds have been used up.
    • Place tortilla rounds under broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese has melted and is nice and bubbly.
    • Serve warm.

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  • Tieghan says:

    These sund awesome cheesy, crispy and just perfect!! In love with them, they are so my kind of food!

    Have fun picky out new bedding and have a great weekend!

  • These are too fun! I don’t even want to think about how many I could pop in my mouth!

  • maria says:

    These are so fun!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    What a cute idea!! My son would love these!!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Nice and simple and tasty! Bring on the melted cheese! :)

  • Lisa | With Style and Grace says:

    LOVE these!! I could totally see these being a hit.

  • dixya| food, pleasure, and health says:

    i could take these little bites all day long! ps. I hate making bed too sometimes I dont understand why but with time and age i guess I try to do more often than not but i still prefer unmade bed.

  • Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen says:

    These are such a fun idea!

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    Love these! It’s the perfect easy lunch!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Love these!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    I LOVE that the tortilla chips are homemade. So awesome. Now lets throw a party and have these. And pizza. And donuts. And Megan’s ice cream sandwiches. Sound good?

  • Mimi @ Culinary Couture says:

    These are just perfect! And I have the same ideology about making beds…I mean, you’re going to sleep in it anyway so really, what is the point of making it look all pretty?

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste? says:

    These are so cute! I’m trying so hard to like peppers, so I’m trying them out all different ways. I’ll have to make these. Two kinds of cheese? I’m in!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I’m all for mini food, perfect appetizer idea!

  • ashley - baker by nature says:

    This is perfect for parties!!! I love finger food, and these little bites would get devoured in NO time.

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    Loving these, they look perfect to bring to a party, or just make some for a nice night in front of the tv!

    Me and my other half aren’t bed makers, so the bed is never made, only when the sheets get washed and then it’s really a half attempt at making it. :)

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    These are SO fun, Julie! Love these for summer parties and everything in between. Great recipe!

  • nessa says:

    Can’t wait to make these!

  • Cassie says:

    So fun! I did this tortilla cut-out thing for a while back, only for a fruit dessert. Now I must try these!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    You’re out of your mind for making that comparison lol just you wait and I’ll remind you of such when the time comes :p We never make our beds. Okay that’s a lie. We make them at night right before getting into them or once we’re in them. I figure no one sees them so whatever.

  • marla says:

    These are such fun and pretty little bites!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    You are going to love a king bed and will never look back! We are so crazy about ours! My husband is totally the bed maker too. He says I don’t make it perfect enough, lol! These little bites are so cute and look so tasty!

  • Kristi says:

    These look so good and easy. I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

  • Wendy says:

    Sometimes the simplest and most obvious things are the most delicious! These would be great for everything from, “I’m starving. What do you mean it will be an hour before dinner is ready?!” to “Lets get together for JUST nibbles and drinks.” Thanks, Julie. :)

  • carrian says:

    I’m so all over these!

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These look amazing! They look perfect for entertaining :)

  • Stephanie says:

    Ooh, I love how colorful this is! =)

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