3 Delicious Ways to Use Extra Pizza Dough

There's more than one way to use pizza dough.

Homemade is always infinitely better than store-bought ingredients, pizza dough included. What if you end up with too much pizza dough? No problem—you can always use it for other delicious savory or sweet treats:

1 Make a calzone

Mix together grated mozzarella, grated Parmesan, and sautéed crumbled Italian sausage. Roll out dough to a paper-thin 8-inch round. Spoon mixture onto half of the dough. Fold the other half over and press edges to seal. Brush with egg wash and bake at 400°F until golden. Serve with marinara sauce.

2 Turn pizza dough into savory breadsticks

Roll out dough into an 8-inch square. Slice it into 16 strips, then slice each strip lengthwise in half. Place strips on a greased baking pan in one layer. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with dried herbs and spices like garlic powder, dried thyme, and sesame seeds. Bake breadsticks at 425°F until golden brown.

3 Make a quick fried dessert

Slice pizza dough into 16 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and deep-fry in preheated vegetable oil. Drain fried dough on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and serve with warm chocolate sauce.


Tips were published in the August 2016 issue of Yummy magazine. Minor edits have been made by the Yummy.ph editors. 


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