You probably never realized just how useful frozen pizza dough could be. After all, you use it for pizza, right? While it can be used to create delicious homemade pizzas, there are hundreds of uses for this product. Whether you're making an appetizer or rolls for dinner, you will love having this easy to use product on hand. Who knew, right? Well, just in case you're still stumped on what to use frozen pizza dough for, here are a few ideas.
Bread bowls are the perfect serving vessel for dip or soup. To make bread bowls you simply follow the directions to thaw the dough, shape the dough into a round and let it rise again. Brush the dough with olive oil and bake in a 450 degree preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and cooked through. Allow the bread to rest for 10 minutes before cutting out the center, which can be used with your dip. Place your favorite dip or soup in the center and serve. If you like, you can separate the dough into four pieces for individual servings. You'll need to decrease the cooking time to 10-15 minutes.
Another great use for frozen pizza dough is to make garlic knots. The first step is to cut the thawed dough into 16 pieces. Stretch the dough pieces into long ropes and dip into a mixture of melted butter and garlic powder. Tie the dough into knots and place on a nonstick cookie sheet. Place in a 425 degree preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with your favorite Italian dish.
One last great idea is to make cinnamon balls. Start by thawing the dough and cutting it into 16 pieces. Roll the pieces of dough into balls and toss in melted butter. Then roll the dough balls into cinnamon sugar and place on a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. As the balls bake, create a glaze using 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of milk and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Once the balls are baked, drizzle the glaze over the top and serve.
As you can see, there are a number of fun uses for frozen pizza dough. Whether you're making a main dish, appetizer or dessert, frozen pizza dough is the perfect ingredient. Keep a few boxes on hand and let your imagination run wild.