5 Things to Make with Pizza Dough

Keep a ball of pizza dough in your freezer and irresistible meals are never far away. Think of these five recipes as starting points to experiment with your own favorite toppings. 

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Dough Show

Rolled out or wrapped up, fresh-from-the-oven pizza dough is impossible to pass up. When preparing each recipe, be careful not to overwork the dough — handle it too much and it will become tough and gummy.

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Margherita Pizza

Even without a 900-degree brick oven, this classic recipe exists in a league of its own. Add the basil at the very end — it will brown if it cooks along with the pizza. 

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Three-Cheese Caprese Calzone

If crust is your jam, this folded pizza will become your favorite recipe. Tangy ricotta adds lightness to this hearty, hand-held meal. 

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Buttery Garlic Herb Knots

This appetizer gets hit with butter and herbs from the inside out, ensuring that each bite is full of bold, savory flavors. If you can't find fresh herbs, swap in half the amount of dried ones. 

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Spicy Sausage in Carrozza

Sausage? Good. Pizza dough? Good. Supersized pigs in blankets that can serve as a full-on meal? Exceptional. A slick of Dijon mustard adds a hint of spice to each bite. 

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Grilled Za'atar Flatbread

Za'atar, a Middle Eastern seed and spice blend, is having a moment. Reserve a few tablespoons of it to sprinkle into hummus or Greek yogurt to serve alongside this bread. 

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