Sometimes (well, most times), it’s totally fine not to make an entire recipe from scratch. Like when a dish calls for store-bought pizza dough: Half the work is basically done for you, and your creation is no less delicious, despite the shortcut. Read on for 15 uses for pizza dough that are delicious and simple, from cinnamon rolls to flatbread.
15 Uses for Pizza Dough That Aren’t Pizza, from Cinnamon Rolls to Calzones
4. Garlic “nots”
Surprise: These bites are filled with melty mozzarella cheese.
6. Carrot Pigs In A Blanket
Even picky kids won’t turn their noses up at this remix. We use seasoned bites of carrot instead of mini weenies and traded ketchup for green goddess dressing.
7. Hummus And Cheese Spirals
They’re as simple as spreading store-bought hummus and your choice of soft cheese, rolling and slicing the dough and baking until each spiral is puffy and golden brown.
10. Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
Nothing’s worse than balancing a slice of pizza and a drink at a party. This way, you can get the same flavor you crave without the potential mess.
11. Mini Spinach-ricotta Calzones
Who says red sauce should have all the fun? These handhelds star ricotta, mozzarella, garlic and frozen spinach instead.
14. Cinnamon Roll Cake
Soft dough + brown sugar-cinnamon filling + vanilla icing = an easy home run.