Montanara (Fried Pizza)

Prep Time: 20 min  |  Cook Time: 20 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 565
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Montanara (Fried Pizza)
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min

Question: What do you get when you take thick fluffy dough, top it with bubbling melted Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Pizzeria and a variety of delicious toppings like sliced pepperoni, crumbled sausage, pitted Kalamata olives and sun-dried tomatoes and a garnish of red pepper flakes or basil? Answer: A mouth-watering treat that will quickly disappear!

  • 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® 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). 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.

Serving Size 4

Calories 565

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

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 28.40g 43%
Sat. Fat 7.70g 40%
Mono Unsat. Fat 12.50g
Poly Unsat. Fat 2.30g
Cholesterol 27mg 10%
Sodium 1026mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 10RE
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Calcium 305mg 28%
Iron 4mg 22%