Making homemade pizza is an exciting, and delicious affair. The scent of cheese, herbs, and sauce mingling in the air drive the senses wild with excitement. Pizzas the ultimate cheat meal and millions of people order a tasty pie on any given night of the week. Skipping the delivery service and making homemade pizza isn’t as challenging as you think.
Once you’ve got the recipe for the dough down, the rest is easy. Throw on some mozzarella or goat cheese, a few veggies like peppers and spinach, top it off with pepperoni and you’re good to go. The pizzas ready in minutes and the entire family can’t wait for it to come out of the oven.
When pizza nights all said and done, the chances are that you’ll have leftover dough. So, what do you do with it? You could freeze it, but the frozen dough will never beat a fresh batch on your next pizza night. Here are 16-ideas to get creative with your leftover pizza dough.
1. Knotted Garlic Bread
Get things twisted with this recipe idea for knotted garlic bread. The knots make a fantastic appetizer to serve before the main meal or a welcome addition to a bowl of chicken noodle soup. Serve them to your friends as a snack while you chat at your next book club or place them in front of the boys while they watch the game and see how they destroy the knots in seconds.
The secret to this recipe is the garlic butter sauce. If you get the chance, use fresh garlic cloves and mince them yourself. Somehow fresh garlic always beats the store-bought minced variety regarding flavor and aroma.
Roll the dough out into 4-inch by 8-inch rectangles using a rolling pin. Cut the shape into eight strips an inch thick using the pizza cutter. Create a spice mix using 1-cup of almond flour, Italian seasoning, fennel seeds, and dried oregano. Place the strips in the flour and cover generously.
Knot the dough strips and place them on a lightly greased baking tray. Place on the bottom rung of a preheated oven at 400°F for 10 to 12-minutes. While the knots bake, create the garlic butter from olive oil and minced garlic sautéed in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. The process should only take a few minutes until the garlic browns.
Remover the knots from the oven, let them cool and serve with the garlic butter on the side, or drizzle over the knots before you serve, the choice is yours.