Chef Inspiration: 3 Creative Ways to Use Pizza Dough

Chef Inspiration: 3 Creative Ways to Use Pizza Dough

Pizza dough is a flexible product than can easily be used to create so much more than just the obvious. Take advantage of its versatility to spice up your menu and create dishes that are guaranteed to please a crowd! Not to mention it’s filling, easy to top, and can serve large groups of customers easily!

Depending on your target market, you can put your own spin on it; play it safe with traditional pizza toppings (cheeses, fresh cut meats, vegetables) or delight your customers with bold pairings such as blue cheeses, roasted pears and walnuts!

Pizza dough is a fantastic canvas to work with, whether you are creating an appetizer, entrée or even a sophisticated dessert.

Here’s our take on 3 creative ways to use pizza dough! We hope you enjoy and get inspired to create your next signature recipes!

1. Pizzette with basil pesto, Prosciutto, and parmesan

The perfect two-bite appetizer packed with FRESH flavours and a salty twist. They pair the invigorating, herby aroma of basil pesto with a salty highlight – prosciutto.   Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano to top it all off.

Perfect as: gourmet, high-end appetizer

Pizzette
Image Source: http://camillestyles.com/food-and-drink/recipe-files/prosciutto-and-pesto-pizzettes/

2. Stromboli with pepperoni and mozzarella

Stromboli is a variation of the classic Calzone, but instead of having a sealed product, the dough and toppings are rolled into a perfect turnover.

Invented in the 1950’s in the United States, the Stromboli can be filled with classic pizza toppings such as pepperoni, bacon and ground meat, with vegetables and cheeses.

Its unmistakable cheese filled folds make it a statement dish on its own. Once it’s cooled down, slice it into perfect serving pieces.

Perfect as: filling, comfort-food dinner on a weekday, family-friendly

Stromboli
Image Source: http://www.hormel.com/Recipes/Easy-Stromboli.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

3. Nutella & Strawberry Dessert Pizza

Probably the most magical combination since mozzarella and pepperoni, Nutella and strawberries will delight anyone with a sweet tooth. Cut the sweetness by adding whipped cream or mascarpone. Other fruits that can top off this combination are: bananas, peaches, raspberries, blackberries or grapes.

Perfect as: ultimate, family-friendly dessert

Nutella Pizza
Image Source: http://www.strawberrysue.com/strawberry-nutella-pizza/2786

This concludes our 3 creative ways to use pizza dough, which can be the foundation for a million different variations of dishes. We encourage you to think beyond the classic pizza and step out of your comfort zone to create something that will amaze and delight your customers!

We can help you with custom recipes and consistent, high-quality dough products. Contact us at artisticdough@mimifoods.ca or 905-660-0010 and let’s create your next signature dish!