National Pizza Day Pizza Sticks

National Pizza Day!

Do you like pizza? Sounds like most people do! The average American eats 23 pounds of it a year! That’s a lot of pizza. And there are so many different ways to make pizza.

Here’s a recipe that makes pizza bread sticks stuffed with all the pizza goodness. Have them as a meal or serve them to your guests as an appetizer – they are easy and delicious!

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So pick a recipe, fire up the oven and make some homemade pizza for dinner tomorrow!

Here’s How to Do it:

Start with the sauce.

In a mortar, crush the fennel seed coarsely.

Add the basil and onion powder and give it a quick grind.

Place the tomato sauce, water and bay leaf in a small saucepan. Slowly bring it to a simmer.
Stir in the spice mixture and simmer slowly (on a very low temperature) for 20 to 30 minutes.

Next, prep all the fillings for the pizza sticks – use mine or create your own!

Melt the butter with the garlic and stir in the salt.

Cut the dough into six long strips.

Now – fill each stick.

Carefully pull the sides and the ends over the fillings and pinch together to seal.

Place the filled sticks gently on a parchment lined baking sheet.

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After all are filled and on the sheet, brush them all with the butter.

Sprinkle them with the dried parmesan cheese.

Preheat the oven to 325° then bake the strips for about 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and stiff.

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Cut each stick in half.

Serve with the warm sauce to dip in – and enjoy!

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Pizza Sticks

Marinara Sauce

  • 8 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tablespoons water

Pizza Sticks

  • 1 pkg refrigerator sheet dough
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 1-1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 3/4 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1/4-1/2 cup dried parmesan cheese ((in the can))

Marinara Sauce

  1. Start with the sauce.

    In a mortar, crush the fennel seed coarsely. Add the basil and onion powder and give it a quick grind.

  2. Place the tomato sauce, water and bay leaf in a small saucepan. Slowly bring it to a simmer.
    Stir in the spice mixture and simmer slowly (on a very low temperature) for 20 to 30 minutes.

Pizza Sticks

  1. Prep all the fillings for the pizza sticks first – use mine or create your own!

  2. Melt the butter with the garlic and stir in the salt.

  3. Cut the dough into six long strips.

  4. Now – fill each stick.

    Carefully pull the sides and the ends over the fillings and pinch together to seal.

  5. Place the filled sticks gently on a parchment lined baking sheet.

  6. After all are filled and on the sheet, brush them all with the butter.

  7. Sprinkle them with the dried parmesan cheese.

  8. Preheat the oven to 325° then bake the strips for about 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and stiff.

  9. Cut each stick in half. Serve with warm sauce to dip.

  10. Serve with the warm sauce to dip in – and enjoy!

Happy National Pizza Day!
© Copyright 2020 The Lazy Gastronome
 

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Here are a couple of other pizza ideas to try …. (Click on the photo to go to the recipe)

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Personal Pizza

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Happy National Pizza Day!

© Copyright 2020 The Lazy Gastronome

 

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