Thursday, January 17, 2013

All Things Pizza - 8 Pizza Ideas & a Pizza Dough Recipe

Princess is a true kid.  If I let her, she would have either pizza or macaroni and cheese every night for dinner.  I love pizza, but I can't justify the cost of buying it when I could make something cheaper (not to mention healthier).  As I was scrolling through Pinterest I came across a couple of quick-fix, kid-friendly pizza recipes that intrigued me:

Pepperoni Cheese Stick Roll Ups - they looked so good I had them pinned twice
Pepperoni Roll - quick and easy
Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches - where has this idea been all my life?!
Pepperoni Pizza Rolls - these look divine
The Pizzadilla - oh so clever
3 Meat Pizza Casserole - can anyone say leftovers?
Crescent Pepperoni Roll-Ups - mmm!

Usually I just make the classic English Muffin pizzas for the kids.  They love to help make them.  However, the crescent pepperoni roll-ups inspired me to try making my own little pizza slices out of Pillsbury crescent rolls.  I cut mozzarella cheese into sticks and wrapped the dough around it to form a stuffed-crust.  I spread pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni on them.  I sprinkled the crust with garlic salt.  It was a tasty little pepperoni pizza roll.

Princess loved the pizzas.  (Notice her plate is almost empty.)

Mmm!  What a...*ahem*...healthy dinner.

I decided to make something a little more gourmet for my hubby and myself.  I spread cream cheese (yes, you read that right) on my dough.  Then I cut up some left over chicken from the night before and put that on top.  Next, I put BBQ sauce on top of that.  Finally, I topped it with Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese, and garlic salt.

I wasn't sure how this would turn out, but oh my goodness I'm in love!  The cream cheese was my favorite part.  Next time I will have to use a real pizza dough so it all tasted more authentic and less like a roll.  Perhaps I'll try this recipe:

Pizza Dough

What are some ways you like to eat pizza?  Do you have any pizza traditions?

More recipes to try:
Chicken Ranch Pasta
Mummy Dogs

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