pork rind pesto bites

Pork Rind Pesto Bites

Prep Time:

60 min


8 servings


  • southern recipe small batch pork rinds, sea salt & cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cauliflower heads, steamed and mashed
  • 1/2 cup almonds, crushed
  • 1 cup romano cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup pesto
  • mini mozzarella balls
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs


1. Steam and mash 1 1/2 cauliflower heads.

2. Mix in almonds, romano cheese and mix well.

3. Add egg, pesto and mix well.

4. Mix 1/2 cup crushed pork rinds with 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs on a plate.

5. Using your hands, make a palm-sized ball of the mixture. Gently add a mini mozzarella ball into the middle of the ball and form the mixture around it.

6. Roll the ball in the pork rind break crumb mix and place on a parchment covered baking sheet.

7. Drizzle with olive olive and bake for 25 minutes at 400°F.

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