- 1 loaf of french bread
- 1/2 cup bbq sauce
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 1-2 TBS cilantro, chopped
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Cut your french bread loaf in half length-wise
- Spread bbq sauce evenly over the top of each bread
- Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella over the top of each loaf
- Spread chicken, red onion and cilantro evenly over both loaves.
- Top with remaining cheese.
- Bake in oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and starts to turn golden.
Source: Like Mother Like Daughter
You have to let the dough rise for this recipe on top of the baking time so be sure you start this early and not 30 minutes before you need to eat. It will take about 2 hours including rising time.
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 3/4 TBS instant yeast
- 2 TBS sugar
- 2 TBS vegetable oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 cups white whole wheat flour (approximately)
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup pizza sauce
- 4 oz pepperoni
- 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
- For the dough: In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit for about 3 minutes.
- In the bowl a large bowl (I use my kitchenaid), combine the oil, salt, 2 cups of the flour and the yeast mixture.
- Begin mixing and continue to add the rest of the flour gradually until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl. (The dough should be soft and smooth but still slightly tacky to the touch.)
- Knead the dough until it is very smooth and elastic.
- Spray a large bowl with non stick cooking spray and place the dough in the bowl. Cover the bowl with lightly greased plastic wrap. Let the dough rise until it has doubled (this usually takes about an hour).
- Gently punch down the dough and press it out on a lightly greased counter to about a 17X14-inch rectangle.
- Spread the pizza sauce evenly across the top, leaving a border on both of the long sides. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese, layer on the pepperoni, and sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese.
- Beginning with one of the long edges, roll the dough up cinnamon roll style, trying to keep the roll as tight as possible. Pinch the seam to seal.
- Carefully lift the roll and place it seam side down diagonally on a lined (foil lightly greased or parchment paper) 12×18-inch baking sheet.
- Using a clean pair of scissors, cut a slice almost down to the bottom of the roll every inch the entire length of the pizza roll–just make sure you don’t cut all the way through! Carefully pull the slices to alternating sides down the length leaving that little bottom portion of dough intact so the rolls are not completely separated.
- Let the rolls rise, uncovered is fine, until slightly puffy, about 20-30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees toward the end of the resting time.
- Bake the pizza rolls for 18-22 minutes until they are golden on top and the bread is baked through. The filling will be hot and bubbly. Let rest for 5 minutes.
- Dip the rolls in extra, warmed pizza sauce, if desired.
Recipe Source: from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
So my family has made one or two of these pizzas for Halloween every year for the past 15 years. We like the fun, cutesy, corny Halloween stuff (none of this zombie, gorey, gross stuff that seems to be popular!).
Make yourself a pizza using this yummy crust recipe and decorate it with toppings to make it look like a Jack-o-lantern.
Prep time:15 mins
Cook time:20 mins
Total time:35 mins
- 1 pound pizza dough (try this great recipe!)
- 1 Tbls butter
- 8 cloves roasted garlic, minced
- 2 Tbls all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ cup skim milk
- ¼ cup half and half
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- 1½ cup boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
- ¼ cup red onion, diced
- ¾ cup Mozzarella cheese
- ¼ tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Prepare a baking sheet with a splat liner, or grease and sprinkle with cornmeal.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan.
- Saute roasted garlic for 1 minute.
- Add flour, and mix until well blended. Cook for 1 minute.
- Slowly whisk in the milk and half and half.
- Mix in the pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until it starts to thicken.
- Remove from heat, and stir in Parmesan cheese. Spread dough into roughly a 12 inch circle on prepared baking sheet. Spread white sauce over the dough. Top with chicken, red onions and cheese. Bake for 17 minutes, or until the crust is golden, and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with herbs. Cut and serve immediately
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Ahhhhhh!! I found it! The most delicious, absolutely perfect pizza dough recipe EVER. It turns out perfect every time. And when you bite into the finished pizza, I think you can hear the angels singing. It’s that good. 😉
Whole Wheat Herbed Pizza Dough
- 2.5 cups white whole wheat flour (I like doing half whole wheat, half white)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
- 1 cup warm water (105-110 degrees)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon dry active yeast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and Italian seasonings. In a graduated measuring up stir together warm water, honey, yeast, and olive oil. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until a stiff dough forms. Turn out on a generously floured surface and knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. (You can also use a stand mixer or food processor with a dough attachment for this step.) Allow to rest for 15-20 minutes (it seriously grows like crazy!).
Oven: Add toppings and bake at 500 degrees. Crust should be lightly browned and cheese will be bubbly.
Grill: I’m not the best at this. This is my husband’s territory. But Our Best Bites has a great tutorial for grilling pizzas here.
Servings: 2 medium thin crust pizzas (1 large or deep dish pizza)
Author/Source: Kim @ Onceamonthmom.com