There’s nothing quite like a great piece of pizza. Crustiness plus cheese plus tomato sauce. Delicious. So of course we had to try out a Toas-Tite with pizza dough, making a toasty calzone type sandwich.
- 1/2 c. raw pizza dough, divided into two balls
- 1/2 diced tomato
- 2 Tbsp. shredded mozzarella
- Pepper to taste
- Any other pizza filling you like!
- Prepare your Toas-Tite sandwich grill by rubbing a bit of olive oil inside the clam shells.
- Stretch one of your pizza dough balls out so it is slightly larger than the Toas-Tite clam shells.
- Place the dough down into the Toas-Tite.
- Add your tomatoes, cheese, and any other filling on top of the dough.
- Stretch your second piece of dough and cover the top of the sandwich making sure to seal the sticky edges of the dough.
- Close the sandwich grill and trim any excess dough from the edges. If there is dough poking out from the Toas-Tite grill, you’ll be at risk of having some burnt edges while the dough inside the Toas-Tite has yet to toast up.
- Toast over medium heat. (Our toast time was approximately 20 minutes total, flipping the grill about every 2-3 minutes.)
- Let cool and enjoy!
Pizza Toas-Tites are downright tasty but they take a little patience and a keen eye to make sure your crust is cooked through without burning. If you feel like cheating, you can always pull your sandwich out of the grill a bit early and throw it into a toaster oven to get a bit of color on the crust.
It’s also important to make sure that your dough is fully sealed around the edges before you close your Toas-Tite grill – the cheese and other filling will get very, very hot throughout the cooking process which means if your seal isn’t quite what it needs to be, you’ll risk boiling out cheese from the sandwich.
And the last quick tip – Whole Foods makes a great raw pizza dough so taking the easy way out there is always a good option.