3 Delicious Ways to Use Extra Pizza Dough

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

IMAGE Miguel Nacianceno

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:


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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.



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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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