Montanara (Fried Pizza) Recipe


Montanara (Fried Pizza)

 Montanara (Fried Pizza)

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A little bit country. a little bit of comfort food. Bring home heartland when you top this rustic-style pizza with Sargento Chef Blends® Shredded 4 Cheese Pizzeria.

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves: 4


  • 1 lb. pizza dough (thawed if frozen)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • Optional toppings: thinly sliced pepperoni, cooked crumbled Italian sausage, halved pitted kalamata olives, drained sun-dried tomatoes


  • 1

    Let pizza dough stand on a floured surface 15 minutes.

  • 2

    Heat oil in a deep 12-inch heavy skillet or electric skillet over moderate heat until oil registers 350°F on thermometer or dial of electric skillet.

  • 3

    Roll out and stretch dough with floured hands, pressing on work surface, to form a 10-inch round (don't worry if it is irregularly shaped). Fry dough, turning once, until golden brown and slightly puffed, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. (Fried dough can stand at room temperature up to 1 hour before topping and baking.)

  • 4

    Spread pizza sauce over fried dough; top as desired. Sprinkle cheese evenly over pizza. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 12 to 14 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges; garnish as desired.


  • For a brunch, side stretch walnut-size pieces of dough into palm size, irregular rounds and fry as directed. Serve with butter and jam or cinnamon-sugar.


Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 563

Total Fat 28.1g

Saturated Fat 8.0g

Trans Fat 12.8g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2.3g

Cholesterol 29mg

Sodium 1021mg

Carbohydrates 57g

Protein 22g

Dietary Fiber 3g

Vitamin A 10RE

Vitamin C 2mg

Calcium 284mg

Iron 4mg

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