i asked mike what he wanted for dinner... true to form, he was not interested in making a production of it and wanted whatever was quick, easy and no big fuss. i asked him this late in the afternoon and right as he and bebe were heading out to the golf course (abandoned) to do a little off-road running while giles biked along side...until he grew weary, then dad heads back to the car to exchange little bike for big, comfy jogging stroller.... we love our BOB!
all that to say, it was time to visit my recipe binder to see what i could make with things we had on hand... enter, tear sheet from magazine- the twirly, whirly pizza. i had been holding on to this recipe for a few weeks and finally put it up in the binder, not sure when i'd get around to making it. but it did stick with me and when i was grocery shopping last, i picked up a couple of the ingredients i wanted to have on hand in case i decided to make it. obviously, i made it!
twirly, whirly pizza: this is a very, very, very adaptable recipe. i didn't follow the recipe exactly myself- like didn't measure the pizza sauce or the cheese...
you roll out a can of pizza dough, i used the great value brand from walmart- and i made two.
spoon some pizza sauce (again, great value) over the dough
i decided to use these toppings: chopped spinach, mini pepperoni, feta cheese, pizza blend shredded cheese, and on one pizza i used kalamata olives chopped up and on the other, i used roma tomatoes
you spread on your ingredients, be mindful that you are rolling this dough, so do go too crazy...
roll the dough and slice into eight pieces
place on a greased pie plate, on their sides and top with a light dusting of shredded cheese. bake these for 22-25 minutes on 400. my other observation came with the fact that one batch baked first and i needed the pie plate for the second batch. obviously the first batch cooled while the second cooked. i decided that once the second batch came out of the oven, the first batch could go back in for a few minutes. this time they went in on a cookie sheet. this allowed the sides of the rolls to crisp up a bit. mike and i both were a big fan of this, so we'll be sure to do that again. in fact, maybe next time i will just bake on a cookie sheet from start to finish... hmmmm.... anyway, we paired this with a classic caesar salad and fresh watermelon. it was enjoyed by all. and it really was super easy. enjoy!!!
layering on the ingredients
roll up dough carefully, then cut into 8 slices... i made my first cut in the middle