Montanara (Fried Pizza)

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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min

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.

  • 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
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) Sargento® Chef Blends® Shredded 4 Cheese Pizzeria
  • Optional garnishes: crushed red pepper flakes, sliced or chopped fresh basil
  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)
  4. Fry dough, turning once, until golden brown and slightly puffed, 2 to 3 minutes per side
  5. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet
  6. (Fried dough can stand at room temperature up to 1 hour before topping and baking)
  7. Spread pizza sauce over fried dough; top as desired
  8. Sprinkle cheese evenly over pizza
  9. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 12 to 14 minutes or until cheese is melted
  10. Cut into wedges; garnish as desired

Serving Size 4

Calories 563

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 28.10g 43%
Sat. Fat 8.00g 40%
Mono Unsat. Fat 12.80
Poly Unsat. Fat 2.30g
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 1021mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 10RE
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Calcium 284mg 28%
Iron 4mg 22%