Pizza is one of the most popular food globally, widely known and irresistible to even healthy eaters who tend to secretly enjoy pizza. Even vegetarians enjoy pizza hence the creation of the veggie pizza. However, we all get bored with eating the same food regularly. Fortunately, there are many things you can make with pizza dough besides pizza.
Pizza dough is perfect for any occasion, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can either be store-bought or made at home. Either way, it can be used for multiple dishes. Below are some of the best alternative pizza dough recipes for those moments when you are in the mood for a little variety in your diet.
By adding a flatbread made using the pizza dough to the bottom of your salad, you can spice up your dish. This is perfect for any vegan, and if you are not vegan, you are free to add sliced, boneless, grilled chicken to your salad.
You can use any type of dressing you want for your salad to give some personalized fitting to your taste buds. This food can be used for any occasion ranging from fancy dinner parties to a barbecue in your backyard. And of course, it is healthy for everyone, both young and old.
This is one of the easiest things to make with pizza dough. All you need to do is to roll out the dough, cut out the flatbread and pop it in the oven; the flatbread can be thin, thick, crispy or fluffy depending on your taste.
You can eat the flatbread with butter, sauce, jelly, cheese. If you don’t like flatbread baked, you can fry it on a skillet. Flip it once or two times to get the desired color. Flatbread can be enjoyed with a salad or can be used to make the classic grilled cheese sandwich.
Pizza pieces on a skewer
Make a few pizza kebabs if you have some leftover dough and pizza toppings after a pizza-making session. Using a wooden or metallic skewer, thread the pizza toppings. Some options of toppings that can be used are mushrooms, sausages etc. Your pizza dough should be trimmed and cut into strips not too wide.
The strips should be winded between your skewered toppings. It should be doused with cooking spray and baked for 12 minutes at 400°F. This is perfect for barbecues and can be seasoned with any spice.
The texture is an important part of cooking as it influences the look, feels, and taste of a dish. Whenever you are interested in a crunchy thin-crust munchy snack, then this dish is just for you. Pizza dough crackers can be enjoyed with pizza sauce, cheese or any other option.
The first step in making pizza crackers is to make the pizza dough as thin as possible with a pasta roller. It should be dusted with spices and brushed with an egg wash. It should be baked for 10 to 12 minutes in a pre-heated oven at a steady temperature of 350°F.
Pizza dough apple Galette
There is nothing that says American than a piece of apple pie cooling in the pantry. But what if you blend this pie with sugar and pizza crust? Then you get a magnificent dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the day by people of all ages. Set your dough to rise for 10 to 30 minutes.
Arrange eight apple wedges on your dough. Dot with butter cubes and dust with sugar, bake for 45 minutes for 400°F. Top the Galette with apricot preserve, and you have a perfect appetizer for lunch or dinner.
Blue buffalo bites
This dish is a mystery as it isn’t quite what it sounds like. The ‘buffalo’ is a hot sauce mix used for spicy wings, and the ‘blue’ is crumbled cheese. In a bowl, combine blue cheese, cheddar, hot sauce, melted unsalted butter, and cooked boneless chicken breast (cubed, diced, or shredded).
Cut your pizza dough into 4-inch squares. Spoon the mixture into the squares giving it the look of a pie. The ‘pizza pies’ should be sealed and baked for 5 – 7 minutes at 400°F.
Pizza dough pretzel bites
In the modern food industry, you are often tricked into eating healthy substitutions of some foods, e.g. Zucchini spaghetti or scrambled tofu. This is a supported meal choice. So if you are interested in swapping one junk food genre or another, then pretzel bites are for you.
Coil the pizza dough into ropes, boil the pizza ropes for 45 seconds. Coat in egg wash and bake for five minutes. This can be served with a creamy homemade dip made from Dijon mustard, honey, and sour cream.
A quiche is a kind of tart that uses pizza dough as a base. This pizza dough quiche recipe is a mix of rich, unique, and unexpected flavors. This is a sweet and savory ‘pot pie’, and some of the ingredients layered into it are eggs, bacon-wrapped apple wedges, savoy cabbage, mozzarella, caraway, nutmeg, and heavy cream.
Other ingredients can be included according to your style or allergies. Pre-bake the pizza dough for 10 minutes before adding the filling. This sweet and savory dish can be enjoyed at any time of the day, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
This is a fun, fast and easy dish that causes no stress at all. Roll out your pizza dough into a thin sheet. Using an elliptical container, cut out Popsicle shapes in your rolled pizza dough. Paint pizza sauce on one side of the Popsicle shape and slip the Popsicle stick.
Feel free to add toppings like mixed cheese, bacon, herbs, and ham and cover with another oval piece of pizza dough. Brush it with an egg wash and coat it evenly. Pop it in the oven and bake it for 20 minutes at a steady temperature of 340°F.
Meatball pizza rings
Pizza rings are a nice delicacy that gives you the joy of freshly baked bread and the freedom of greasy junk food. Roll the pizza dough flat and cut thin slits into it. Put ricotta cheese and meatballs into the slits.
Sprinkle shredded mozzarella on everything and tuck the cheese into the crust. Shape the dough into a ring, leaving a hole in the middle for dipping bowls. Brush the rings with egg wash and bake in a pre-heated oven for 10 to 15 minutes at a steady temperature of 350°F.
There are a lot of interesting dishes you can make with your pizza dough. Some of these dishes have been discussed in this article, while others are just waiting for you to discover them. However, you must know that you don’t have to continue making only a particular kind of food when there are tons of other available options that you can try out.
Besides allowing you to taste new dishes you never thought were possible, cooking a dish you haven’t made before is an interesting experience. Why don’t you make something nice with your pizza dough besides pizza today?
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