Total Time: Less than 1 hour
Yield: enough for two hungry people
16oz pizza dough - Trader Joe’s has premade dough that will work fantastic!
8 oz fresh mozzarella
¾ cup parmesan
½ onion - I used white
¼ cup fresh basil
1 ½ cups small tomatoes
1 egg - for wash
2 tsp sea salt
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees (put your stone in the oven if you’re using a pizza stone).
Shred the mozzarella, dice the onion into small pieces, chop the basil, quarter the tomatoes.
Flour your work surface.
Roll out your pizza dough to be as long as possible. I got mine to be just over two feet long and about 3 inches across. Don’t be afraid to use flour and a rolling pin to help you get the length. It took me about 5 minutes of rolling and stretching to get it 2 ft long.
Layer in all your ingredients except for the parmesan cheese, egg, and seasalt. I used mozzarella as my first and final layer.
Pinch together the sides of dough to trap in the filling. Flour your fingers and really make sure it’s sealed. It doesn’t have to look nice since it’s going on the bottom. You just want it to stay shut.
Remove your pizza stone from the oven and very carefully transfer your very long log of stuffed dough to the stone and make a circle. Lightly seal the two ends so the circle is complete.
Crack the egg and whisk it in a small bowl. Use a brush and fully cover the circle with almost all of the egg.
Evenly sprinkle the parmesan cheese onto the sticky egged dough and then do the same with the sea salt.
Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until your O is beautifully golden brown and the cheese is nice and crispy.
Let cool and serve with marinara sauce.
This dish would make for a fantastic appetizer! It felt almost like too much of a treat as a main course for dinner but that doesn’t mean we didn’t enjoy it. The tomatoes and basil came from my garden and the pizza dough came from one of my jobs where I make pizza dough! So I can’t share that recipe unfortunately. If you don’t feel like making your own pizza dough then I highly suggest using what Trader Joe’s has to offer. I’m pretty sure it weighs out to 16oz so it’s perfect for this recipe. I make so much pizza - because I love it and the options are endless - and I wanted to get a little creative last night. Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as my husband and I did. Cheers!