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Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Pull apart pizza bread
Pre-heat oven to 400. Grease a nonstick pan with olive oil or cooking spray.
Cut pizza dough into bite sized pieces, and toss in a bowl with olive oil, Italian spices, Parmesan cheese, shredded mozzarella, garlic, and pizza toppings until all pieces are coated with oil.
Throw everything into the greased bread pan or similar dish.
Top with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 400 for approximately 20 minutes until the top is brown and it is cooked all the way through.
Serve with side of marinara sauce.

You can buy the pizza dough in the grocery store, but I find it simple to make my own with my Kitchenaid mixer.
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quick-and-Easy-Pizza-Crust/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=quick%20and%20easy%20pizza%20crust&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page&soid=sr_results_p1i1
Ingredients

Quick & Easy Pizza Crust!
Original recipe makes 1 – 12 inch pizza crust
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Directions

Preheat oven to 400-450 degrees C. In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan or baker’s peel dusted with cornmeal. Spread with desired toppings and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.

My version of pizza bread (pictured) uses cooked spinach and mushrooms, but you can easily substitute cooked ground sausage, peppers, or pepperoni.

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Easy Flatbread Pizza

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Start out by purchasing flatbreads. They can be found in the deli section usually in the grocery store. I got these at Costco because they are cheaper than in most grocery stores. They are low in calories, low in fat, and have no trans fat. They make the perfect thin pizza crust because they crisp in about 10 minutes or less in the oven on 400. Just add your toppings. You can also put them outside on the grill. Just make sure to watch them because they cook really fast like a cracker.

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Here in the finished product. It took less than 10 minutes to prepare. I cut up some mozz cheese, fresh basil, tomatoes, sprinkled some real bacon bits (I love bacon!) and added a sprinkling of feta cheese and cilantro lime shrimp (premade from Costco). I popped it in the oven or toaster oven on 400 for 8-10 minutes depending on how crispy I want it.

I make these literally a few times per week because they are easy to prepare, quick, and there’s so many possibilities. I can use leftovers or whatever I have in the fridge. Not to mention, the crust is low carb, low cal and non-greasy and fatty. I am literally addicted to pizza so this helps me not to fill out like a sumo wrestler. After I eat it, I am satisfied and have fulfilled my pizza craving for the day. :o)

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