Pizza dough. It’s not just for pizza anymore! If you’ve ever found yourself with an extra batch of pizza dough and wondered, “What else can I make with this?”, you’re in for a treat. Breadsticks are just the beginning of a culinary journey that stretches far beyond the classic pie.
From savory delights to sweet treats, pizza dough is the unsung hero of the kitchen, ready to transform into a myriad of dishes. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a home cook looking for some inspiration, the versatility of pizza dough will surprise and delight you.
So, buckle up, food enthusiasts! We’re about to embark on a delicious adventure, exploring 40 creative and mouthwatering ways to use pizza dough. And trust us, by the end of this list, you’ll be itching to try them all!
But first things first, you need pizza dough. You can either buy some, or try making your own following a homemade pizza dough recipe. Whatever kind of pizza dough you choose, the following ideas will work amazingly well.
1. Breadsticks: Seasoned with garlic and herbs.
Ah, the classic breadstick. Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, and seasoned to perfection with garlic and herbs. Whether you’re dipping them in marinara sauce or enjoying them on their own, breadsticks are a crowd-pleaser. And the best part? Making them with pizza dough is a breeze!
If you’re looking for a simple yet delicious recipe to start with, check out these breadsticks recipes. Warm, tender, and doused in garlic butter, they make the perfect appetizer or side dish for any pizza or pasta night. Serve them as an appetizer or alongside your favorite pasta dish, and watch them disappear in no time!
2. Focaccia: Topped with olive oil, rosemary, and sea salt.
Focaccia is the epitome of simplicity meeting flavor. This Italian bread is known for its soft texture, olive oil-rich crust, and the aromatic toppings it carries. Whether you’re enjoying it as a side dish or using it as a sandwich bread, focaccia never disappoints. If you’re in the mood for a seasonal twist, this Fall Foliage Focaccia from Tasty is a must-try. Topped with fresh autumnal produce arranged in a beautiful treescape, it’s not just delicious but also a feast for the eyes!
3. Garlic Knots: Tied and brushed with garlic butter.
Who can resist the allure of warm, buttery garlic knots? These little bundles of joy are the perfect accompaniment to any Italian meal. Tied into knots and brushed generously with garlic butter, they’re a delightful treat that fills your kitchen with an irresistible aroma.
If you’re looking to make some at home, this Garlic Knots recipe from Tasty is a fantastic place to start. They’re warm, tender, and perfect for dipping in marinara sauce. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just craving some comfort food, these garlic knots are sure to hit the spot!
4. Dinner Rolls: Soft and buttery.
There’s something undeniably comforting about a basket of freshly baked dinner rolls. Their soft, pillowy texture and rich, buttery flavor make them a staple at family gatherings and holiday feasts. Whether you’re slathering them with butter, using them to mop up gravy, or simply enjoying them on their own, dinner rolls are a must-have at any dinner table.
If you’re looking to recreate that homely feeling, this The Ultimate Dinner Rolls recipe from Mom Timeout is just what you need. They’re low-calorie, low-sugar, and absolutely delicious. Pair them with your favorite main course, and you’ve got a meal to remember!
5. Bagels: Boiled and baked to perfection.
Bagels are a breakfast staple for many, and for a good reason. Their chewy texture, combined with a crispy exterior, makes them perfect for sandwiches, spreads, or simply enjoyed on their own. And while many might think making bagels at home is a daunting task, it’s actually quite straightforward, especially when you have pizza dough on hand.
For a colorful twist on the classic bagel, check out this bagel recipe. They’re fluffy on the inside with a toasty crust on the outside, and their vibrant colors make them a delightful treat for any occasion.
6. Croissants: Layered and buttery.
Croissants are the epitome of French pastry excellence. Their multiple layers, rich buttery flavor, and flaky texture make them a favorite worldwide. While they might seem intimidating to make, with a bit of patience and the right technique, you can achieve bakery-quality croissants right in your kitchen.
If you’re keen on trying your hand at these delightful pastries, here’s a guide on How To Make Classic Croissants At Home from Tasty. This recipe walks you through the art of laminating dough, ensuring you get perfectly flaky and pillowy pastries every time. Pair them with your favorite jam or simply enjoy them fresh out of the oven.
7. Biscuits: Perfect for breakfast sandwiches.
Biscuits are a beloved breakfast staple, especially in the southern parts of the U.S. Their soft, flaky texture makes them ideal for breakfast sandwiches, smothered in gravy, or simply spread with butter and jam. And while biscuits are delicious on their own, pairing them with the right accompaniment can elevate them to a whole new level.
For a delightful twist, try these Citrus Marmalade And Buttermilk Biscuits. The sweet winter citrus marmalade complements the fresh-out-of-the-oven buttermilk biscuit perfectly. Enjoy them with a mug of tea for the ultimate winter breakfast experience.
8. Scones: Perfect with tea or coffee.
Scones are a classic British treat that has found its way into hearts (and breakfast tables) worldwide. Their crumbly texture and slightly sweet flavor make them the perfect companion to a hot cup of tea or coffee. Whether you enjoy them with clotted cream and jam or prefer them plain, scones are a delightful treat for any time of the day. For a unique twist on the traditional scone, try these Soda Bread Scones With Irish Whiskey Butter. Infused with the rich flavors of Irish whiskey butter, these scones are a nod to the Irish classic soda bread. They’re perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations or any day you want to indulge in a special treat.
9. Bread Bowls: For soups and dips.
There’s something incredibly comforting about enjoying a hearty soup or dip from a warm, freshly baked bread bowl. Not only do bread bowls add a rustic touch to your meal, but they also provide an edible vessel that’s perfect for sopping up every last drop of deliciousness. Imagine the joy of breaking into the crusty exterior of the bowl and discovering the soft, flavorful interior soaked with the remnants of your favorite soup. If you’re looking for a versatile bread bowl recipe that pairs well with a variety of fillings, consider trying this Vegan Spring Roll In A Bowl. It’s a fresh and vibrant dish that’s both visually appealing and palate-pleasing.
10. Crackers: Thinly rolled and seasoned.
Crackers are the unsung heroes of the snack world. They’re versatile, delicious, and the perfect canvas for a variety of toppings. Whether you’re pairing them with cheese, spreads, or simply enjoying them on their own, crackers are a must-have in any pantry. And the best part? Making them at home allows you to customize the flavors and achieve the perfect level of crispiness.
If you’re in the mood for a simple yet delightful cracker recipe, these 3-Ingredient Nut Crackers from Tasty are a fantastic choice. Made with just three ingredients, they’re low-calorie, low-carb, and incredibly tasty. Serve them at your next gathering or enjoy them as a guilt-free snack anytime.
Stuffed and Rolled Delicacies
11. Calzones: Stuffed with cheese, meats, and veggies.
Calzones are essentially pizza’s stuffed cousin. Imagine taking your favorite pizza toppings, wrapping them in a blanket of pizza dough, and then baking it to golden perfection. The result? A pocket of deliciousness that’s both hearty and satisfying.
If you’re looking to venture into the world of calzones using pizza dough, this Classic Meat Lover’s Calzones recipe is a great starting point. It guides you through the process of kneading the dough, rolling it out, and stuffing it with a mouthwatering sausage filling. Perfect for dinner or a grab-and-go lunch!
12. Stromboli: Rolled with fillings like pepperoni and cheese.
Stromboli is like a rolled-up pizza, filled with all the delicious toppings you love, then baked to perfection. It’s a fun twist on the traditional pizza, offering a compact, flavorful treat that’s perfect for parties, game nights, or just a cozy dinner at home. Using pizza dough as the base, you can get creative with the fillings – think pepperoni, mozzarella, bell peppers, onions, and even some spicy sausage.
Once you’ve added your fillings, simply roll up the dough, seal the edges, and bake. The result? A crispy crust on the outside with a molten core of cheesy goodness on the inside. While we couldn’t fetch a specific recipe at this time, there are plenty of Stromboli recipes online to guide you through the process. Check out this stromboli recipe for a head start.
13. Pizza Pockets: Mini calzones for on-the-go.
Pizza pockets are the ultimate grab-and-go snack. Think of them as mini calzones, packed with your favorite pizza toppings and sealed tight for a mess-free eating experience. Using pizza dough as your base, you can customize these pockets to suit any palate. Whether you’re a fan of classic pepperoni and cheese or prefer a veggie-packed pocket, the possibilities are endless.
For a delightful twist, check out these Pita Pizza Pockets 4 Ways from Tasty. While the original recipe uses pita, adapting it with pizza dough will give you a chewier, more pizza-like crust. Perfect for lunchboxes or a quick dinner!
14. Empanadas: Stuffed with various savory fillings.
Empanadas are delightful pockets of flavor, originating from Latin America and Spain. These crescent-shaped pastries are typically filled with a variety of savory ingredients, ranging from meats to vegetables. Using pizza dough as the base gives you a flexible canvas to work with, allowing you to experiment with different fillings and flavors.
For a unique take on the classic empanada, consider trying empananadas. While the original recipe has its own dough, adapting it with pizza dough can offer a chewier texture. Stuffed with puréed black-eyed peas, collard greens, bacon, and more, these empanadas are a soul food delight wrapped in a crispy crust.
15. Taco Cones: Filled with taco ingredients and rolled into a cone.
Taco cones are a fun and portable twist on the classic taco. Imagine all the flavors of a taco neatly packed into a cone made of pizza dough. It’s the perfect handheld treat for parties, picnics, or just a unique dinner at home. Using pizza dough allows for a thicker, chewier cone that holds up well to the juicy fillings inside. Fill them with seasoned beef, lettuce, cheese, and a dollop of sour cream, and you’ve got a delightful meal that’s both fun and delicious. While we couldn’t fetch a specific recipe at this time, the concept is simple: roll out your pizza dough into circles, add your fillings, then shape them into cones and bake until golden.
16. Bao Buns: Soft and fluffy, filled with savory fillings.
Bao buns, also known as steamed buns, are a staple in many Asian cuisines. These soft, pillowy buns are typically filled with a variety of savory ingredients, from braised pork to vegetables. Now, imagine using pizza dough to craft these delightful buns. The dough’s elasticity and chewiness can offer a unique texture to the traditional bao.
For a fun and flavorful take on bao buns, consider trying these Vegan Tofu Bao Buns With Pickled Vegetables from Tasty. While the original recipe has its own dough, adapting it with pizza dough can give you a slightly denser yet equally delicious bun. Filled with spicy seared tofu and crisp pickled veggies, it’s a treat that’s both tasty and vegan-friendly!
17. Pita Pockets: Ideal for stuffing with falafel or gyro meat.
Pita pockets are a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, known for their hollow interiors that can be filled with a variety of ingredients. Now, think about crafting these pockets using pizza dough. The result? A slightly thicker, chewier pocket that’s just as versatile. Whether you’re craving falafel, gyro meat, or even a simple salad, these pockets can hold it all.
For a pizza-inspired twist on the classic pita pocket, check out these Pita Pizza Pocket recipe. While the original recipe uses pita, adapting it with pizza dough can provide a unique texture that’s perfect for holding all your favorite fillings.
18. Apple Turnovers: Filled with cinnamon apple filling.
Apple turnovers are a classic dessert that combines the sweetness of apples with the richness of pastry. Now, imagine crafting these turnovers using pizza dough. The dough’s chewiness combined with the soft apple filling creates a delightful contrast in textures. These turnovers are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or even as a mid-day snack.
For a delicious take on apple turnovers, consider trying this Apple Cider Beignet recipe from Tasty. While it’s not a traditional turnover, the concept is similar, and using pizza dough in place of the beignet dough can give you a unique twist on the classic apple turnover. The caramel dipping sauce adds an extra layer of sweetness that complements the apple filling beautifully.
19. Dumplings: Stuffed with meat or veggies.
Dumplings are little pockets of joy that are loved across various cultures. These bite-sized delights can be filled with a myriad of ingredients, from succulent meats to flavorful vegetables. Now, consider the idea of crafting dumplings using pizza dough. The dough’s elasticity makes it perfect for holding the fillings, and its chewiness adds an extra layer of texture to the dumplings. For a classic take on dumplings, you might want to try these Homemade Dumplings. While the original recipe uses a specific dumpling dough, adapting it with pizza dough can offer a unique and equally delicious experience. Whether you steam or pan-fry them, these dumplings are sure to be a hit!
20. Twists: Twisted with cheese or herbs.
Twists are a delightful snack that combines the simplicity of bread with the flavors of various fillings. Using pizza dough as the base, you can create twists filled with cheese, herbs, or even sweet fillings like cinnamon and sugar. The process is simple: roll out the pizza dough, add your desired fillings, twist, and bake until golden brown. The result?
A crispy exterior with a soft, flavorful interior. Adapting pizza dough for cheese twists gives them a unique chewiness that’s both satisfying and delicious. While we couldn’t fetch a specific recipe at this time, the concept is straightforward and allows for endless customization. Serve them as appetizers, snacks, or even as a side dish with your favorite meals.
21. Pretzels: Classic twist with a sprinkle of coarse salt.
Pretzels are a timeless snack, known for their unique twisty shape and the sprinkle of coarse salt on top. But have you ever thought of making them with pizza dough? The dough’s chewiness combined with the classic pretzel flavor creates a delightful treat that’s both familiar and new. Whether you enjoy them plain or dipped in mustard, these pretzels are sure to be a hit.
For a savory twist on the classic pretzel, you might want to try these Beer Pretzels With Beer Cheese Dip from Tasty. While the original recipe uses a specific pretzel dough, adapting it with pizza dough can offer a unique and equally delicious experience.
22. Doughnuts: Sweetened with sugar and cinnamon.
Doughnuts are the quintessential sweet treat, loved by many for their soft texture and sugary goodness. Now, imagine crafting these delightful rings using pizza dough. The dough’s chewiness combined with the classic doughnut flavors creates a treat that’s both familiar and refreshingly new. Whether you prefer them glazed, filled, or simply dusted with sugar, doughnuts made with pizza dough are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
For a unique take on the classic doughnut, consider trying these Scratch Donuts. While they’re inspired by the flakiness of croissants, using pizza dough can offer a denser, chewier texture that complements the decadent vanilla bean glaze.
23. Cinnamon Rolls: Filled with cinnamon sugar and topped with icing.
Cinnamon rolls are the epitome of comfort food. Soft, fluffy, and filled with a sweet cinnamon sugar mixture, they’re the perfect treat for breakfast or dessert. But have you ever thought of making them with pizza dough? The dough’s chewiness adds a unique texture to the rolls, making them even more irresistible. Drizzle them with a generous amount of icing, and you’ve got a treat that’s sure to please. For a delightful take on the classic cinnamon roll, consider trying these Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. While the original recipe uses a specific dough, adapting it with pizza dough can offer a unique twist on this beloved treat.
24. Danishes: Filled with fruit jams or cream cheese.
Danishes are a delightful pastry that often features a center filled with fruit jams, cream cheese, or even custard. The flaky layers combined with the sweet fillings make them a favorite for many. Now, imagine crafting these pastries using pizza dough. The dough’s chewiness combined with the traditional Danish fillings can create a unique and delicious treat.
You can try this recipe to get started, but the concept is straightforward. Roll out the pizza dough, add your desired fillings, fold, and bake until golden brown. The result? A chewy, flavorful Danish that’s perfect for breakfast or as a mid-day snack. You can experiment with various fillings like raspberry jam, cream cheese, or even chocolate to create your own pizza dough Danish masterpiece.
25. Tarts: Sweet or savory fillings with an open top.
Tarts are versatile pastries that can be filled with a variety of sweet or savory fillings. Their open-top design showcases the filling, making them as visually appealing as they are delicious. Now, think about the possibility of crafting tarts using pizza dough. The dough’s chewiness combined with traditional tart fillings can create a delightful treat that’s both familiar and refreshingly new.
Whether you prefer fruit-filled tarts, chocolate tarts, or even savory ones with cheese and vegetables, using pizza dough as the base can offer a unique twist. For a delectable chocolate treat, consider trying this Chocolate Tart. While the original recipe uses a specific tart dough, adapting it with pizza dough can provide a chewier texture that complements the silky, smooth chocolate filling.
26. Gnocchi: Little dough dumplings.
Gnocchi, the delightful Italian dumplings, are traditionally made from potatoes, but have you ever considered making them with pizza dough? The chewy texture of the pizza dough can offer a unique twist to the classic gnocchi, making them even more irresistible. These little dough dumplings can be served with a variety of sauces, from a simple tomato sauce to a rich and creamy Alfredo. The possibilities are endless!
For a traditional take on gnocchi, you might want to try this Gnocchi Recipe. While the original recipe uses potato-based gnocchi, adapting it with pizza dough can provide a fun and delicious variation.
27. Beignets: Deep-fried and dusted with powdered sugar.
Beignets, the deep-fried pastries often associated with New Orleans, are a treat that many adore. They’re traditionally dusted with powdered sugar and served hot, offering a melt-in-your-mouth experience. But what if we told you that you could make them with pizza dough? The chewiness of the pizza dough combined with the classic beignet preparation can create a delightful fusion of flavors and textures. Whether you enjoy them plain or filled with various fillings, beignets made with pizza dough are sure to be a hit.
For a unique twist on the classic beignet, consider trying these Mocha Salted Caramel Beignets from Tasty. While the original recipe uses a specific dough, adapting it with pizza dough can offer a chocolatey and caramel-filled delight.
28. Pinwheels: Rolled with various fillings and sliced.
Pinwheels are delightful appetizers or snacks that are both visually appealing and delicious. They’re made by spreading fillings on a flat piece of dough, rolling it up, and then slicing it into individual rounds. Now, think about the possibility of crafting pinwheels using pizza dough. The dough’s chewiness combined with various fillings can create a delightful treat that’s both familiar and refreshingly new. Whether you prefer them savory with cheese and meats or sweet with jams and creams, pinwheels made with pizza dough are sure to be a hit.
For a savory twist on the classic pinwheel, consider trying this pinwheel recipe. While it’s presented as a wreath, the concept is similar. Adapting it with pizza dough and slicing it into pinwheels can offer a pesto-filled delight.
29. Bread Pudding: Sweet dessert with custard.
Bread pudding is a classic dessert that’s both comforting and indulgent. It’s made by soaking pieces of bread in a sweet custard mixture and then baking it until it’s golden and set. But have you ever thought of giving this traditional dessert a twist by using pizza dough? The chewiness of the pizza dough combined with the creamy custard can create a unique and delightful version of bread pudding. Whether you enjoy it with a drizzle of caramel sauce, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, or even a scoop of ice cream, bread pudding made with pizza dough is sure to be a hit.
For a unique take on bread pudding, consider trying this Egyptian Bread Pudding. While the original recipe uses puff pastry cookies, adapting it with pieces of baked pizza dough can offer a delightful variation.
30. Churros: Deep-fried and coated in sugar.
Churros are a beloved treat known for their crispy exterior, soft interior, and the signature coating of cinnamon and sugar. Originating from Spain and popularized in Latin America, these deep-fried pastries are often enjoyed with a side of chocolate sauce for dipping. But have you ever considered making churros using pizza dough? The dough’s chewiness can add a unique texture to the churros, making them even more delightful. Whether you enjoy them as a breakfast treat, a dessert, or a snack, churros made with pizza dough are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
For a perfect churro recipe, consider trying How To Make Perfect Churros Every Time. While the original recipe uses a specific churro dough, adapting it with pizza dough can offer a fun and delicious variation.
31. Bruschetta: Toasted and topped with tomatoes and basil.
Bruschetta is an Italian classic, known for its simplicity and fresh flavors. It’s traditionally made by toasting slices of bread and topping them with a mixture of tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil. But what if you used pizza dough as the base? The dough’s chewiness combined with the fresh toppings can create a delightful fusion of flavors and textures.
Whether you enjoy it as an appetizer or a light snack, bruschetta made with pizza dough is sure to be a hit. For a unique take on bruschetta, consider trying this bruschetta recipe. While the original recipe uses slices of bread, adapting it with baked pizza dough slices can offer a fun variation.
32. Naan Bread: Perfect for dipping in curries.
Naan bread, a staple in Indian cuisine, is known for its soft texture and slightly charred flavor. It’s perfect for scooping up curries, stews, or even enjoyed with a dab of butter. But have you ever thought of making naan using pizza dough? The dough’s chewiness combined with the traditional naan preparation can create a delightful fusion of flavors and textures.
Whether you enjoy it plain, garlic-flavored, or even stuffed with fillings, naan made with pizza dough is sure to be a hit. To get started, try this traditional recipe. Roll out the pizza dough, cook it on a hot skillet or tawa until it puffs up and has charred spots, and enjoy!
33. Pie Crust: For savory pies like chicken pot pie.
Pie crusts are the foundation of many delicious pies, both sweet and savory. They provide a flaky and buttery base that complements the fillings inside. But have you ever thought of making a pie crust using pizza dough? The dough’s chewiness can offer a unique texture that pairs wonderfully with savory fillings like chicken, vegetables, and creamy sauces.
Whether you’re making a classic chicken pot pie, a vegetable tart, or even a meat pie, using pizza dough as the crust can add a delightful twist. For a savory pie inspiration, consider trying this Black Pepper And Cheddar-Crusted Tomato Tart from Tasty. While the original recipe uses a specific pie crust, adapting it with pizza dough can offer a cheesy and flavorful variation.
34. Pizza Muffins: Bite-sized pizza treats.
Pizza muffins are the perfect snack for those moments when you’re craving pizza but want something a bit different. They’re bite-sized, flavorful, and incredibly fun to make. Now, imagine using pizza dough to craft these delightful treats. The dough’s chewiness combined with classic pizza toppings can create a unique snack that’s both familiar and refreshingly new.
Whether you enjoy them with classic toppings like pepperoni and cheese or venture into more gourmet options, pizza muffins made with pizza dough are sure to be a hit.
For a fun twist on the pizza muffin concept, consider trying these Muffin Tin Deep Dish Pizzas. While they’re presented as deep dish pizzas, the concept is similar. Adapting it with pizza dough and molding them into muffin shapes can offer a delightful variation.
35. Panini Bread: Grilled sandwiches with various fillings.
Paninis are the epitome of grilled sandwich perfection. With their crispy exterior and warm, gooey interior, they’re a favorite for many. But have you ever thought of making a panini using pizza dough? The dough’s chewiness combined with your favorite fillings can create a sandwich that’s both familiar and refreshingly new. Whether you enjoy them with classic fillings like ham and cheese or venture into more gourmet options, paninis made with pizza dough are sure to be a hit.
For a delightful twist on the panini concept, consider trying this Pizza Panini Sandwich. While the original recipe uses regular bread, adapting it with pizza dough can offer a unique and flavorful variation.
36. Bread Cones: Filled with salad or creamy fillings.
Bread cones are a delightful and creative way to serve various fillings, from salads to creamy desserts. But what if you took your pizza dough and transformed it into these innovative cones? The dough’s chewiness, when baked into a cone shape, can hold a variety of fillings, making it a versatile and fun dish to serve.
Whether you’re hosting a party or just want to try something new for dinner, bread cones made with pizza dough are sure to impress. Roll out the pizza dough, wrap it around cone-shaped molds, bake until golden, and fill with your favorite ingredients.
37. Pizza Waffles: Made in a waffle iron.
Pizza waffles are where the crispy goodness of waffles meets the savory flavors of pizza. Imagine taking your pizza dough, adding some toppings, and then pressing it in a waffle iron. The result? A crispy, chewy, and utterly delicious pizza waffle. It’s a fun twist on two beloved dishes, and the best part is, you can customize it with your favorite pizza toppings. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic margherita or something more gourmet, pizza waffles made with pizza dough are sure to satisfy.
To get started, simply roll out the pizza dough, place it in a preheated waffle iron, close the iron, and cook until golden brown, then add toppings.
38. Pizza Pancakes: Fluffy and savory.
Who said pancakes are only for breakfast? And who said they can’t be savory? Enter pizza pancakes. Imagine taking your pizza dough, adding some savory ingredients, and then cooking them like pancakes. The result? Fluffy, chewy, and utterly delicious pizza pancakes. It’s a fun twist on two beloved dishes, and the best part is, you can customize it with your favorite pizza toppings. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cheese and tomato or something more gourmet, pizza pancakes made with pizza dough are sure to satisfy.
For a pancake inspiration, consider trying these Buttermilk Pancakes. While the original recipe is for classic pancakes, adapting it with pizza dough and adding savory toppings can offer a delightful variation.
39. Pizza Croutons: For salads and soups.
Croutons are the perfect crunchy addition to salads and soups, but have you ever thought of giving them a pizza twist? Imagine taking small pieces of pizza dough, seasoning them with your favorite pizza flavors, and then baking them until they’re crispy. The result? Pizza croutons that bring a burst of flavor to any dish they’re added to. Whether you’re sprucing up a Caesar salad or adding some crunch to a tomato soup, pizza croutons made with pizza dough are sure to be a hit.
For a delightful pairing, consider trying this Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons from Tasty. While the original recipe uses grilled cheese as croutons, adapting it with pizza dough croutons can offer a unique and flavorful variation.
40. Pizza Tostadas: Crispy and topped with fresh ingredients.
Tostadas are a popular Mexican dish known for their crispy base and a variety of toppings. Now, imagine using pizza dough to create a crispy tostada base. Once baked to perfection, you can top it with fresh ingredients like lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and a drizzle of salsa or sour cream.
The chewiness of the pizza dough combined with the crispiness from baking can offer a unique texture that’s different from traditional tostadas. Whether you enjoy them with classic tostada toppings or give them a pizza twist with marinara and mozzarella, pizza tostadas made with pizza dough are sure to be a delightful fusion dish.
40 Things To Make With Pizza Dough (Besides Pizza)
- Garlic Knots
- Dinner Rolls
- Bread Bowls
Stuffed and Rolled Delicacies
- Pizza Pockets
- Taco Cones
- Bao Buns
- Pita Pockets
- Apple Turnovers
- Cheese Twists
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Bread Pudding
- Naan Bread
- Pie Crust
- Pizza Muffins
- Panini Bread
- Bread Cones
- Pizza Waffles
- Pizza Pancakes
- Pizza Croutons
- Buy or make pizza dough.
- Figure out if you're in the mood for something sweet or savory.
- Pick a recipe from this list and follow the associated link.
Pizza dough is truly a versatile ingredient, a blank canvas waiting for culinary artists to paint their masterpieces. From the streets of Italy to the bustling markets of Mexico, it’s evident that this simple mixture of flour, water, yeast, and salt can transcend borders and cuisines. It’s not just about pizza anymore; it’s about reimagining and reinventing.
It’s about taking the familiar and making it extraordinary. So, the next time you find yourself with some extra pizza dough, don’t just think pizza—think of the world of possibilities that await. Dive into these recipes, experiment, and most importantly, enjoy the delicious journey!
- Versatility of Pizza Dough: It’s not just for pizzas. From breads to desserts, pizza dough can be the star of many dishes.
- Cultural Fusion: Pizza dough can be adapted to fit various cuisines, from Italian calzones to Mexican tostadas.
- Experimentation is Key: Don’t be afraid to try new combinations and flavors. The sky’s the limit!
- Perfect for All Occasions: Whether it’s a party appetizer, a family dinner, or a sweet treat, there’s a pizza dough recipe for it.
- Sustainability: Instead of discarding leftover pizza dough, transform it into a new dish.
- Fun for All Ages: Many of these recipes are perfect for cooking with kids, making it a fun family activity.
- Healthy Options: Many recipes can be adapted to fit dietary needs, making pizza dough a versatile choice for all.
Can I make gluten-free dishes using pizza dough?
Absolutely! Pizza dough can be made with gluten-free flour alternatives like almond flour or rice flour. There are plenty of delicious gluten-free pizza recipes available online that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
Can I freeze pizza dough for later use?
Yes, you can freeze pizza dough to use at a later time. Simply wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the freezer. When you’re ready to use it, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then bring it to room temperature before shaping and baking.