I introduce to you… Italian Sub Pizza.
I made an Italian Sub Chopped Salad not too long ago and was thinking of what to do with the leftover meat and cheese.
If you know me, you know I do NOT throw away leftovers.
And I have even nicknamed named myself “Queen of Leftovers”…maybe that’s giving myself too much credit but hey, I’m a little quirky 🙂
You’ve got choices for pizza dough.
There’s frozen dough, refrigerated dough, and even cooked dough (like Boboli’s) in the grocery store.
You could always make your own, which I’ve done plenty of times.
Or, stop in a local pizza restaurant and ask if they will sell you just a large dough.
That’s what I did this time around.
How to make Italian Sub Pizza
Sprinkle some cornmeal on a baking sheet and lay the dough over the cornmeal.
This will help prevent sticking, and also gives a little extra texture to the dough that I just love.
Then spread some Italian dressing on the dough.
Slice up some deli ham, pepperoni, and salami.
I had about a half cup of each type of meat.
Feel free to add any other Italian meats to your pizza.
For this Italian Sub Pizza I topped it in layers.
First some cheese, then some meats and pepperoncinis, more cheese, and the rest of the toppings.
Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes go over top and it’s ready for the oven.
For this crust I baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
During the last two minutes I added some cut up slices of provolone cheese.
Cook times may vary depending on which dough you’re using.
I would say this is not too shabby for a leftovers meal right?!
So I’m thinking maybe, just maybe, the “Queen of Leftovers” name will stick 😉
More recipe ideas to try similar to Italian Sub Pizza!
Italian Sub Pizza
All the yumminess of an Italian sub served on a pizza
- 1 large pizza dough (store bought, from local pizza restaurant, or homemade)
- 2 tsps cornmeal
- 3/4 cup Italian dressing
- 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
- 1/2 cup sliced deli ham
- 1/2 cup sliced salami
- 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini peppers
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 slices provolone cut into small pieces
Roll out the pizza dough. Spread the cornmeal evenly on a baking sheet or pizza pan. Lay the dough on the pan.
Spread the Italian dressing evenly on the crust. Top the pizza dough with half the cheese, half the pepperoni, ham, salami, and pepperoncini peppers. Top with remaining cheese and then the remaining pepperoni, ham, salami, and pepperoncini peppers. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes over top.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 18 minutes. Add the small pieces of provolone cheese and bake an additional 2 minutes.
Note: If using a store bought crust cook according to package directions.