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Pizza Dough – What Else Can I Make With It?

I LOVE making Easy Homemade Pizza Recipes but have you ever wondered about Pizza Dough – What Else Can I Make With it? Here are over 15 Creative Recipe Ideas will show you different things to do with pizza dough other than Homemade Pizza’s? I hope you’ll LOVE  these different things to do with pizza dough as much as we do!

different things to do with pizza dough

Pizza Dough – What Else Can I Make With It?

Here is my original Italian pizza dough recipe!

Creative things to do with Pizza Dough

Homemade Calzones or Hot Pockets are a big hit at my house.  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!

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 choice..you can even add hash browns.

Garlic Chicken Hot Pockets

Homemade Hot Pockets

Pepperoni Hot Pockets

things to do with pizza dough

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. 

cheeseburger-calzone.jpgYou don’t really have to use Homemade Pizza dough…you can buy frozen pizza dough,  bread dough or I have even used Crescent Rolls,  Biscuits…really any kind of dough..

Homemade Pizza dough is sooo good though…just saying. 

Bet you’re wondering how do I make homemade pizza better?

When making dough you can add various other ingredients –

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

Little Calzones they are usually called Empanada’s

Cheeseburger Calzones

Then you can fill with all sorts of goodies:

  • 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
  • peppers..mm..mm

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 me..you 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 hint..you 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 of what to do with pizza dough besides pizza

Homemade Cheesy Filled Breadsticks

Cheesy filled bread sticks

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


So those are the things you can make with pizza dough! Enjoy!



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  1. 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!

    1. 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!

  2. These are great ideas, and I love it that they can be frozen. Sounds like something we could do over the weekend, and freeze ahead for meals or even snacks when Mom or Dad don’t have time to cook up something. Bookmarking and tweeting it out 🙂

    1. 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!

  3. Wow, these all look so yummy! Thanks for all those ideas!! I make my own pizza dough from scratch too:)

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

  4. Ooo I wish that my pizza dough would turn out. Ever time I make it something goes wrong! But great idea!

    1. Hi Candice! Hmmm..well you could try this recipe..it’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 😀

    1. LOL your funny Dee :D..but I’m glad it sounds good! Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!

    1. Yay! If you lived by me I would make it for you!! LOL 😀 Thanks for stopping by Melissa! Blessings!

  5. I love this … I’m always looking for idea’s for making something else from scratch… now you’ve given me several idea’s.. Thank you…

    Looks so good my stomachs growling.. HAHAHA!

    Great post Shari…


    1. 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!

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  7. 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!

  8. What great ideas! Many of these things would be so fun to make with kids too. I love allowing little ones to get their hands dirty in the kitchen and start their love for food early! Visiting from the Monday Linkup =)

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