Pizza Dough–What Else Can I Make With It?

Have you ever wondered if you can make anything else out of Pizza Dough besides Pizza?  Of course you have, but then you think “what?”  Here are some ideas for when you’ve got a big batch of Homemade Pizza Dough and you want do know what else to do with it?

What else can I make with Pizza Dough


First of all you can make Homemade Calzones or Hot Pockets!  Make dough,  roll out as you would a smaller pizza,  place desired filling in center (Do not fill clear to edge,  leave about an inch at the edge for folding and pressing edges together),  fold over and crimp or fold edges up!  That’s it!

These are some deelish Calzone/Hot Pocket filling suggestions:

BBQ’d Chicken or Pork Filling – shred Chicken or Pork and add Mozzarella cheese

Spinach-Ricotta Filling – Sauté onion and garlic, spinach, mozzarella, ricotta, and pizza sauce. You can add meat too if you want.

Dessert Calzone – Brie, Thinly sliced and Peeled Apple wedges and crumbled bacon.  Sprinkle just a little cinnamon and sugar over apples,  Sprinkle outside of Calzone with some cinnamon and sugar.  Mmm

Broccoli and Chicken – Mix 1 can Cream of Chicken soup, 1 T mayo, 1/4 –1/2 tsp. curry powder, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, chopped chicken and chopped broccoli and mix. 

Breakfast Calzone – fill with Scrambled eggs,  sausage or bacon,  red or green peppers, onion, cheese of your can even add hash browns.

Garlic Chicken Hot Pockets

Pepperoni Hot Pockets

Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones

All of these Calzones can be cooked at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown!  These can also be frozen! Yay!

These are just some of our favorites but you can really make just about any kind of Calzone you want. 


Another hint:  You don’t really have to use Homemade Pizza dough Smile  If you want you can buy frozen pizza dough,  bread dough or I have even used Crescent Rolls,  Biscuits…really any kind of dough..

But  why would you want to when Homemade Pizza dough is sooo good.  Here are a few more tips for jazzing up your Pizza dough:

When making dough you can

  • add fresh minced Garlic
  • add Parmesan, sharp Cheddar,  Mexican blend cheeses
  • Garlic Powder..just a little
  • Onion Powder..just a little

Did you know that if you make little Calzones they are Empanada’s. 

Then you can fill with all sorts of Mexican delights:

  • Taco Meat..Beef or Chicken
  • Beans – Black Beans or Re-fried Beans – any beans (already cooked)
  • Cheeses
  • Chicken that’s been cooking in Enchilada Sauce all day  and shredded..Mmmm

Have a Pizza Party!  This was the big hit at our house year after year!

  • Make Dough
  • Let the KIDS roll out there own dough
  • Let the KIDS put sauce,  cheese and any other toppings they want on the pizza

Trust and your child’s party will be a hit!  It also takes up a good amount of time,  so that’s great too!  Who cares if they make a little mess..remember we are making memories here.

Ok..I can’t resist one last little can put a little olive oil on the outside of crust and sprinkle LOTS of Parmesan cheese and garlic salt on it before you cook it!  Mmm

More Recipes you can make with Pizza Dough

Homemade Cheesy Filled Breadsticks

French Bread Spaghetti ~ Just use the Pizza Dough to make the bread!


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  1. says

    These sound terrific! I can get in a real rut food-wise, especially since my husband was diagnosed as severely gluten intolerant a few months ago. I can see making some with gluten free and regular pizza dough ahead for when we are just on the go or have company coming. Thanks for the idea!
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    • says

      Oh I’m so glad you like these Karen! I get into food ruts too! My husband was recently diagnosed with a Gluten Intolerance also..It makes it tough to cook for everyone..but these could definately be made ahead with 2 different doughs! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Blessings to you!

    • says

      Hi there Theresa! Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad these ideas could be of use to you! It’s definately a great weekend project! Healthy homemade fast food:) Blessings!

    • says

      Hi Julie! Your welcome..I’m so glad you make your own Pizza’s just too easy and yummy not too..except in a too busy pinch 😀 Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!

    • says

      Hi Candice! Hmmm..well you could try this’s sooo easy 😀 Every now and then my dough doesn’t turn out perfect..don’t know why, but I have heard that humidity and temperature in the air can make a difference when making dough…Thanks for stopping by 😀

    • says

      Yay! I’m so glad you like it and that your stomach is growing LOL JK 😀 That’s what happens to me when I make this kind of stuff too often :) Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!

  2. says

    Fantastic idea. I love to make my own pizza dough and this just gave me great ideas on how to use more of it! I also freeze it but how cool to have more options. Love this post! Thanks!
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