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Pizza dough is surprisingly versatile. And if you have some leftover pizza dough, there are many recipes you can try at home.
Recipes Using Pizza Dough
Does your family enjoy making homemade pizzas?
Do you find that you often have some leftover pizza dough, but that pizza craving has already been satisfied? Not to worry, because there are so many amazing things that you can do with leftover pizza dough.
And because Pizza crust gets so much love, why limit it to pizza?
We have found some pretty fun recipes that use pizza dough.
Keep reading to find out how you can use your leftover pizza dough, and you never know, you just might find a new family favorite!
Make Homemade Pizza Dough Crackers
Crackers are the perfect solution for when you only have a small amount of pizza dough left, but you don’t want to throw it away because that would be wasteful!
Crackers made from leftover pizza dough are incredibly easy to make and make an amazing topping for your favorite soup.
To make crackers from leftover pizza dough, you just need to roll the dough very thin and poke some holes into it with a fork.
Brush the dough lightly with olive oil, sprinkle it with salt, parmesan cheese, pepper, or Asiago cheese (Whatever you think tastes best), and bake it in a 400-degree oven for ten minutes. Once cooled, break the crackers into pieces.
Find the recipe – Pizza Dough Crackers
Breadsticks are a versatile snack—perfect for an appetizer at a party with a side of marinara sauce or a dinner sidekick—and they’re easy to make with pizza dough.
Simply cut and then roll out the dough into six-inch lengths. Leave them plain with salt, or season with garlic, crushed red pepper, and salt.
Find the recipe – Pizza Dough Breadsticks
Donuts are a great way to turn your leftover pizza dough into a dessert that the whole family will enjoy.
Roll the dough into little balls, drop them in some hot oil for a couple of minutes until they float, and then sprinkle them with powdered sugar for a tasty treat the whole family can share.
Find the recipe – Italian Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts
Quick & Easy Garlic Knots
Garlic knots are a popular side when you order from the big pizza chains, so why not try making some of them at home?
These garlic knots are tasty, easy to make, and a great way to use up leftover pizza dough!
Simply roll your pizza dough out, tie it in a knot like a pretzel, brush them with melted butter or olive oil, and top them with parsley, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese.
Bake in a 400-degree oven until cooked through and then serve with your favorite pizza dipping sauce.
Find the recipe – Deliciously Easy Garlic Knots
Delicious Dinner Rolls
Leftover pizza dough is perfect for making dinner rolls to serve with your dinner another night.
All you need to do is roll some dough balls to the size you want, place them in a greased pan, brush them with a little olive oil, sprinkle lightly with sea salt, and then bake them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
These delicious dinner rolls will be perfect when served alongside a casserole and a salad.
Find the recipe – Easy Pizza Dough Dinner Rolls
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bread Bites
You may have seen the recipe for these buffalo chicken stuffed bread bites on the site before, but did you know that instead of making the dough, you can also use any leftover pizza dough that you might have on hand?
Don’t you just love it when you can use items you already have on hand to help save you money and reduce waste?
Find the recipe – Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bread Bites
Calzones or Stromboli
What is a calzone but dough with pizza stuffed inside?
That’s why leftover pizza dough makes perfect calzones. Just roll out your dough spread on some pizza sauce and top it with your favorite ingredients.
Place some more dough on top, pinch it closed, brush it with olive oil, and bake it at 400 degrees until the crust is cooked and the inside is bubbly.
Pigs in a Blanket
Homemade pigs in a blanket are the easiest appetizer/lunch/dinner idea you’ll ever make!
The pizza dough makes these quick to put together for a meal with friends and family. and best of all, everyone loves them.
Find the recipe – Pigs in a Blanket with Pizza Dough
There are lots of amazing things that you can do with leftover pizza dough besides the suggestions above.
It is so versatile you can practically use it in place of many other kinds of dough. Do you have any ideas to share about how you use leftover pizza dough?
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