The Chew: Pizza Party
Plus, Carla and Daphne had some other ideas about what you could do with Mario’s pizza ingredients.
The Chew: Carla Hall Swiss Chard & Ricotta Pizza Poppers Recipe
For this variation, pulse Swiss Chard with Ricotta in a food processor to create the consistency of a dip. Then transfer that to a piping bag. Roll dough to 1/4” thick and cut out 2” circles with a cookie cutter.
Fry the dough circles in a dutch oven at 365 F for four to five minutes. Remove them and let them cool enough to handle before piping the filling inside them. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.
The Chew: Daphne Oz Ricotta Dip Recipe & Grilled Pizza Dippers
Daphne Oz also used the same ingredients but a different technique. Once you saute the swiss chard and other ingredients, add ricotta with a can of diced tomatoes. Bake this at 425 F for 13-14 minutes.
While that’s cooking, preheat a grill and roll pizza dough into a circle. Brush it with garlic-infused olive oil and grill the crust for three to four minutes on each side. Then slice it up into bite-sized pieces to dunk in the baked dip.
Just make sure that everything is well-drained, because you don’t want the filling ingredients to be too moist or it can ruin the dip.
The Chew: Carla Hall Cinnamon Twists Recipe
Why not use some of that leftover pizza dough for dessert? Carla Hall said you can use olive oil or butter to make these Cinnamon Twists. Black Pepper adds an interesting taste, and sprinkling from high above is not just for TV: Carla said it helps distribute spices more evenly.
This same approach would also be good for a savory breadstick-type snack (just leave out the cinnamon and sugar).
- 12-16 oz Pizza Dough
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- melted Butter
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- Preheat oven at 375 F.
- Combine ingredients in a bowl.
- Roll dough onto a flour-dusted prep surface.
- Use a rolling pin to flatten it into a 1/4”-thick rectangle.
- Brush dough with butter.
- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.
- Halve dough lengthwise and cut into 1/2” strips.
- Twist strips multiple times and arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake around 10 minutes, until dough is cooked.
- Serve warm.