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Things To Make With Pizza Dough Besides Pizza

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Things To Make With Pizza Dough Besides Pizza

Pizza dough can be used for so much more than pizza. Of course, if you’ve taken the time to make a batch of your own pizza dough and you have a HexClad Hybrid Pizza Steel on hand, you’re probably going to want to make a few pies (and we’ve got ideas for those below). But, there are so many more ways to use pizza dough, from savory snacks to delicious desserts. If you’re in the habit of making regular pizza dough to use up your sourdough starter, then let this guide help you expand beyond pizza into all the wonderful things to make with pizza dough

Before you get started, why not make a batch of homemade pizza dough? First time pizza dough maker or getting back in the swing of things? Take a look at The Basic Pizza Dough Primer You Didn't Know You Needed.


Of course, we have to begin with the reason for the dough, which is the glorious invention of pizza. Use it to make a classic margherita (and top with burrata for a decadent twist), a pepperoni pizza, or a Hot Hex pizza, which combines slices of soppressata (a spicy salami) with fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and a drizzle of spicy honey. The great thing about HexClad pans is that many are great for making pizza, whether you’re baking them on your HexClad Hybrid Pizza Steel, cooking them on your double-burner griddle (try our Spicy Pepperoni Griddle Pizza), or making a stovetop pan pizza in your skillet.


If you wish that garlic bread had the texture of pizza and so much more flavor, then garlic knots are for you. To make them, you’ll twist strips of pizza dough into knots, bake, and then coat with a parsley-flecked garlic butter that infuses every nook and crevice with intense flavor. Shower with grated parmesan and serve with pesto or marinara for dipping. Make your own with The New York Times’s recipe for Garlic Knots.


Yes, pizza dough is delicious, but once you taste the glory of cinnamon rolls made with pizza dough, you might decide that the one true reason to make a batch of homemade dough is to make cinnamon rolls. What’s the difference between pizza dough and cinnamon roll dough? Well, normally, cinnamon roll dough is enriched with milk, eggs, and butter, so cinnamon rolls made with pizza dough are a bit lighter. They’re great for anyone who finds a traditional cinnamon roll too intense or too sweet. Try it out with this recipe for Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls from The Hungry Waitress.


Channel the glory of Greek spanakopita with a savory slab pie that combines spinach, mozzarella, and feta layered between thinly rolled pizza dough. Mix it up with other fillings like chopped kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, and sautéed onions. We love this recipe from Martha Stewart for Spinach-Feta Pizza Slab Pie.


Pulling apart pieces of cheese- and herb-coated pizza dough is up there with the finer experiences in life. To make savory monkey bread with pizza dough, you’ll toss 1-inch pieces of pizza dough in a mixture of butter, cheese, herbs, and seasoning before baking them in your 4.5QT Hybrid Pan or bundt pan. Make your own with this recipe for Super Easy Cheesy Monkey Bread from What’s Gaby Cooking.


Looking for an easy bread to make for your dinner party? Try making focaccia with a batch of pizza dough. This Italian classic is studded with rosemary and bakes in ample amounts of olive oil to make its signature crispy crust. It’s easy to do, you just have to roll the dough out, brush it with olive oil, and press your fingers in to make dimples. Top it with chopped rosemary and bake at 425ºF in your largest HexClad skillet or deep sauté pan until golden brown, about 20 minutes or so.


Stromboli is the savory answer to cinnamon rolls, which you’ll make by rolling up pizza dough with fillings like marinara sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Or, go the vegetarian route and opt for sautéed mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes. This recipe for Veggie Stromboli from Real Simple is a winner.

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