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Easy Pizza Dough Hacks

Using a ball of pre-made pizza dough from Big Y might unleash your inner Italian chef, but there’s so much more to make than pizza with this versatile dough. Experimenting with new flavors keeps mealtime fun and exciting, so make your next meal pop with these simple pizza dough hacks.

Pizza Rolls – Roll dough into a square 1/4-inch thick and 12 inches wide. Spread a thin layer of sauce, toppings and cheese across the top. Roll into a log, cut into 1-inch sections and arrange on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 35 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.

Crispy Dipping Crackers – Roll dough ⅛-inch thick and cut into chip-size triangles. Sprinkle on desired seasonings like Parmesan cheese, pepper, salt and garlic powder then bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes or until the dough is crispy and lightly browned.

Apple Galette – Press dough into a 12-inch round. Cut 3 apples into 8 wedges each, sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar. Arrange apples on dough, sprinkle with more spice and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-45 minutes, until crispy. Let cool on sheet and serve.

Pot Pie Crust – Roll dough into ¼-inch sheets for thick and crispy pot pie crusts. Use with your favorite filling recipes.

Deep Dish Quiche – Press dough into a greased cast iron skillet, letting it drape up the sides. Beat one dozen eggs with cheddar cheese, spices and chopped vegetables like green peppers, onions and chives. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes, until the egg is cooked through.

Big Y’s pizza dough is a versatile ingredient to use for all your favorite dishes. Experimenting and working with dough is a fun kid-friendly project as well. For more tips on getting your kids involved in the kitchen, check out this article.