Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Different Way to Eat Pizza

Meal:     Supper
Date:     October 2, 2011

Home made pizza or calzones are a staple in our house - made in the oven or on the grill. I'm always looking for a new way to make a 'pizza' and I've found a delicious new way! Of course with a few 'modifications' and a few ideas to try next time!

I followed TidyMom's basic recipe this time, although, I left out a few ingredients!

  • 2 cans refrigerated pizza crust
  • garlic salt (omitted)
  • Italian Seasoning (omitted)
  • 1 cup sliced and chopped pepperoni
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Pizza Sauce for dipping
First, preheat your oven to 350º (the original recipe said 425º, but due to comments regarding the bottom of the rolls being burnt, I tried a lower temperature with much success!) 

Then, prepare your toppings - including the shredded cheese! (I used a packaged shredded pizza cheese, because that's what I had on hand - but use your favorite cheese!)

    Because pepperoni isn't the favorite pizza topping in our house, I fried Italian sausage, chopped pepperoni, and onions - all to use as the toppings. Go crazy, use your favorite toppings - get creative! 

    I then rolled out two refrigerated cans of Pizza Crust - using flour to get roll them thin enough and prevent sticking to my rolling pin & counter. Next time, I will make my own crust (just a personal preference and I can use a whole wheat crust then!) 

    Next, spread all your toppings over the rolled pizza crust! 

    Now, slowly roll the dough and toppings together! Once rolled, slice one inch slices off the roll.

    Gently lay rolled slices on a lightly greased baking sheet. 


    Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes. While pizza rolls are baking, heat pizza sauce on stove (I used a basic homemade Italian sauce I had previously made and froze during tomato season!) 
    Your finished product should look like this - enjoy! 

    Overall, it is a delicious new way to enjoy pizza and it will definitely be made again in our house! (Even my nine-month old daughter loved her slice!) After a successful experience - I definitely will expand the next time with a homemade whole wheat pizza crust and a variety of vegetables! 
    Rating: 4 out of 5

    I admit it, I am addicted...

    It's been quite obvious to me in recent weeks that I have a new addiction, and I've heard that admitting your 'problem' is the first step at recovery. Although I'm thinking recovery is a long ways off - actually, I don't think I even want to recover!

    I've discovered Pinterest! I love every minute I spend on it. I find new ideas for me, for our home, recipes, activities to do with my daughter and more! I love that Pinterest gives me a vitural pinboard - a way to organize and share all the beautiful things, recipes and ideas that are on the web (or in magazines!) Perhaps now, I won't need to keep stacks of my favorite magazines throughout my house. Not only do I enjoy browsing other peoples pinboards, but I just LOVE using their great ideas to attempt in my own way!

    The past few weeks, I've completed a few projects that I've found on Pinterest and made a number of recipes that I've discovered! While the vast majority have been hits, some have admittedly been failures. After trial and error on my husband and daughter - I've decided to detail my new passion here!