Pizza Dough Balls

This was a quick and easy after school snack I made for my Nanny Kids and their friends. To make it easy I bought fresh pizza dough, marinara sauce, and pesto at the grocery store.

You Will Need:

Fresh Pizza Dough from Bakery or Grocery Store
All Purpose Flour
Pesto Sauce
Marinara Sauce
2 Baking Sheets
Parchment Paper

What to Do:

1. Thaw frozen dough by placing in refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours. Or, thaw on counter for 3 hours until the center of the dough is thawed enough to be cut. Just before making, let rest on the counter for 30 minutes or until dough comes to room temperature.

2. Preheat oven to 380°F.

3. Let dough come to room temperature. Meanwhile, gather your ingredients and equipment.

4. Flour surface and remove dough from bag. Use fingers to gently pull dough away from the bag if it’s sticking.

5. Mold dough into a smooth round ball by pulling the dough from the front and pinching it together in the back.

6. Cut the dough in half.

7. Roll each piece into a long strip, about 12 long inches each. Cut each strip in half, and repeat until there are 12 sections per strip, so 24 total.

8. Make mini dough balls by taking one piece at a time: flatten gently, pull dough from the back and pinch together, then use hands and floured surface to smooth into a ball. Repeat for remaining 23 pieces.

9. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pan up dough balls in a 6 x 4 pattern.

10. Bake for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown.

11. Serve dough balls on a plate with marinara and pesto sauce.

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