10 Quick and Easy Snacks to Make With Refrigerated Pizza Dough
We love convenient shortcut ingredients, especially when they put you on the fast track to great snacks. All the time-consuming steps are already done for you, and all you have to do is add a little of this and a touch of that to make a treat that's cheaper and better than store-bought. Take a look at 10 of our favorite quick and easy snacks you can make with refrigerated pizza crust.
Pizza Dough Pretzels
Here's one way Chef John uses refrigerated pizza crust: "When you suddenly get a craving for homemade soft pretzels and you're not at the mall, you won't need to wait for dough to rise if you use store-bought pizza dough! Serve, of course, with mustard."
And how did they turn out? "Oh my!" says zoe. "These are amazing and so easy. Sometimes I do not even add the extra flour and they still turn out to be absolutely delicious. They are 100 times better than the mall pretzels! My son likes to make them into a sandwich with prosciutto and beer cheese sauce. Try this recipe and you will be happy."
Quick and Easy Pretzel Bites with Nutella® Dipping Sauce
"Very quick and easy pretzel bites with two dipping sauces," says recipe creator tcasa. "This came together kind of by accident when the kids wanted a snack after school. We have made homemade pretzels before and I have to admit that was a little time consuming. The trick with this shortcut is the baking soda water bath. I love Nutella®. Enjoy!"
Jet Swirl Pizza Appetizers
Reviewer Sally offers this smart tip for making these super-easy appetizers: "Great recipe. To cut down on the grease, spread your pepperoni in a single layer on several paper towels. Place in microwave for 45 seconds on high. This really gets rid of a lot of the fat."
Jimmbo's Garlic Knots
You'll want to take Vinny's advice when you make these finger-licking bites: "These garlic knots are great, but I work at a pizzeria so I know you have to make them hot. Pour the toppings over them right when they come out so it soaks in. If you wait until they are cold it coats the outside and gets messy."
Garlic-Cheese Flat Bread
In just twenty minutes, you can be enjoying an easy cheesy snack with a bowl of soup or just all on its own. "An easy way to make a Italian starter or snack," says home cook Saz. "This recipe would be ideal for parties and special occasions. It would go a long way with the kids."
Ham and Cheese Stromboli
"Great. I omitted the sauce and served it on the side as a dipping sauce," says BKcook. "A suggestion from a friend was to add a little yellow mustard to the dough before laying everything else on. Surprisingly the mustard gives it a good taste."
Picnic Sausage Bread
Three ingredients and thirty-five minutes are all you'll need to make this snackable, portable bread stuffed with sausage and cheese. You can easily customize this recipe by changing up the fillings to suit your taste.
Delicious Spaghetti Bread
"Spaghetti bread may sound weird, but think about how well a slice of garlic bread goes with a plate of spaghetti," says reviewer fernmanus. "My family loved this recipe. I used a mix of Asiago and mozzarella for a more pronounced cheese flavor."
Buffalo Chicken Calzone
It's everything you love about Buffalo chicken wings but stuffed into a calzone with melty mozzarella. "This recipe is tasty and very easy to make," says recipe creator lukeybear2007. "Serve with blue cheese dressing for dipping sauce."
"I can't say enough about this recipe, it was sooooo good," raves home cook Ms. Chef Esh. "I added in some caramelized onions and mushrooms. This tasted just like a Philly cheesesteak
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