“Variety is the spice of life” they say, and it’s even better when the variety comes in the form of a simple method with endless possibilities and a fun presentation. This is a fun appetizer or munchie for a party, or with more protein could be a main dish for a weeknight dinner. And a store-bought shortcut makes for stress-free prep. Because no one wants stress before a party!
Start with a few simple ingredients. Today I used roasted red pepper pesto, mozzarella cheese, and shredded chicken
First, line a large cookie sheet with foil for easy cleanup and spray with nonstick spray. Lay out pizza dough and press until an even thickness as large as possible.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for five minutes. After removing it from the oven, the creativity starts. If you’re using a sauce, spread it now.
Then top with cheese. Maybe I should have gotten a manicure first?
Then the protein or veggie that you want to add. This is a simple-ingredient recipe. Don’t try to get crazy fancy and add too much or else it won’t roll.
Starting on one of the long ends, roll up. Settle stably on the sheet with the seam side down.
Put back in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
Allow it to cool for a couple minutes, then slice with a serrated knife. I get around 20 pieces per roll.
The possibilities are infinite, but here are a few of my favorites:
- roasted red pepper pesto, mozzarella, shredded chicken (shown above)
- pizza sauce, mozzarella, sausage
- monterey jack, chopped black olives
- basil pesto, mozzarella, roasted zucchini slices
- pepper jack, black olives, shredded chicken
- cheddar, broccoli
- cheddar/swiss, ham
- monterey jack, shredded chicken, buffalo sauce
Remember it works best with 2-3 ingredients. So many options, plus it’s a great way to use whatever veggies, protein, or cheese you happen to have in your fridge!