If you’re anything like us, chances are you rarely, if ever, have leftover Dogtown Pizza handy. No judgement here! But in the off-chance you find yourself with extra slices of leftover Dogtown Pizza (say, after you’ve cooked three pizzas but only eat two and a half of them), don’t resign yourself to nuking it in the microwave or eating it cold. With a little creativity, you can transform your leftover Dogtown Pizza into a full-on meal that’s as good as pizza fresh out of the oven. Read on!
Crisp it up in a cast iron skillet
When it comes to pizza, what was crispy one day is slightly “meh” the next. Resuscitate a formerly crispy crust by adding a generous amount of olive oil to a cast iron skillet and then heating it up over medium-high heat. Cover and cook for five minutes. Boom. As good as fresh.
A cast iron skillet is one of our favorite ways to cook up a fresh Dogtown Pizza, and it’s a nifty trick for giving new life to leftover pizza as well. Don’t have a cast iron skillet? Get one—they’re one of the most versatile pieces of equipment you can have in your kitchen. Otherwise, a metal skillet will work just fine. Just keep an eye on the temperature so your pizza doesn’t burn!
Add it to your breakfast frittata
That’s right: pizza for breakfast…with a twist! Chop up your leftover pizza and heat it up with olive oil along with your choice of vegetables in a skillet (see? Another use for your new cast iron skillet!). Once the veggies are tender and your pizza bits are heated through, add beaten and seasoned eggs (depending on the size of your pan, use up to 10) plus your choice of cheese (mozzarella or ricotta are great choices). Once the eggs begin to set, finish it off in the broiler for a few minutes until your pizza frittata is caramelized and oh-so-crispy. Easy-peasy, warm-and-cheesy.
Get creative with add-on ingredients
Take it from Ron Kraus, the Face of Dogtown Pizza: there are almost unlimited ways to spruce up your favorite Dogtown Pizza with a few additional ingredients. If you’re timid about expressing your culinary creativity with a fresh DTP, try it with the leftovers!
Some of Ron’s favorite additions are Kalamata olives and diced chicken on a Tomato Basil Garlic Pizza or bleu cheese crumbles on a Hot Wing Pizza. Simply add your favorite ingredients and heat up in your skillet (see above) for a fresh, inventive take on leftover pizza. You may just discover your new favorite variety…and it’d be entirely your creation.
Make pizza croutons for your salad
Take your salad up a notch by turning your leftover pizza into croutons! If toasty, day-old bread can be considered delicious salad ingredients, why can’t pizza?? Simply chop up your pizza into bite-size bits, sprinkle onto your pizza and voila! Pizza croutons.
Leftover Dogtown Pizza is one of the most versatile ingredients you can have around. Head over to Recipes to get inspiration for your next leftover pizza feast!