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Tue, Oct 02 2012 post by Helen From justhelen.typepad

Chopped Pizza

Pizza. Pizza? Pizza! Have we got a FUN & EASY pizza idea for you, Helen @ http://justhelen.net has beautiful step by step instructions on how to turn a family favorite into one of your ...

I thought for sure that it would be over now...those hot, no-breeze kind of days that makes the thought of turning on the oven unimaginable. I know that it's technically autumn, and I've heard that in other parts of the country it's actually chilly, but on a day like today it might as well be the middle of summer. But my turn for a guest blog can't wait for cooler weather in San Diego - the post must go on!

I must say that I struggle with my choice of recipes every time my turn comes around - something sweet or something savory? The savory won out this time! Since baking is easier if you start early, I was looking for something easy to make for Sunday lunch and I found the perfect recipe...Chopped Pizza!


Turn this pizza into a family favorite

Chopped Pizza

 (Makes 4 - 6" pizzas...you might want to double this batch!)

8 Rhodes Texas Rolls, thawed but still cold

1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

(I also grated up some sharp white cheddar cheese that I already had open - it was a nice added flavor!)

1 cup cooked sausage (or cubed ham)

4 tablespoons red, orange and green bell peppers

4 tablespoons green onions (I didn't have any, but I did have some chives, so I used those instead!)



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Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Place the frozen rolls on the cookie sheet; cover with sprayed plastic wrap and set aside. Since it was such a warm day, I didn't think the thaw would take long, so I got all the other ingredients ready to go. I always like to mix up and slightly alter the original recipe - honestly, I use what I have on hand, so sometimes that requires some slight adjustments! But it always starts with Rhodes Frozen Bread Dough! 



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Once the rolls are slightly thawed, but still cold, place 2 rolls on you cutting board. 



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Add 1/2 cup of the mixed cheeses.



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Then add the peppers.



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Then the sausage 



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Using a large knife, start chopping. You want to start incorporating all the ingredients into the rolls, so keep chopping. 



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You can chop a little more! Now you're going to scoop it onto a spatula and move the "pile" of chopped pizza onto a sprayed cookie sheet; form it into a 6" pizza round. 



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Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let sit for 20 - 30 minutes...the pizza needs to rest. 



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Now, I personally think that the colors in these chopped pizzas are beautiful...but I have someone in my household that isn't fond of anything green in her food - you know who you are! So after I got the first batch waiting to get ready to bake, I started working on a second pan...veggie-free!

Pre-heat the oven to 350°. Bake the pizzas for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown. Don't worry if a bit of the cheese melts onto the cookie sheet - I like that crunchy bit of cheesiness - yum!


Here's with the veggies...

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and without!

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Both were delicious and they warm up nicely, so making a few extras is a great idea. Again, there are so many possibilities, as it is with all the Rhodes Frozen Bread items. That's the great thing about having a basic ingredient that is so versatile. This is a super easy recipe and definitely a keeper. Whip some up for lunch or dinner...tonight!


Chopped Pizza

Servings: 8 | Skills: Intermediate | Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20-25 min

This novel idea using frozen rolls, ham, olives, mushrooms and cheeses is so fun and easy because if you can use a knife you've got the meal under control!

Chopped Pizza
5.0 / 5  (2 votes, 3 reviews )


8 Rhodes Yeast Texas Rolls, or 12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed and risen
1 cup diced ham
4 tablespoons chopped green onions
4 tablespoons chopped green pepper
4 tablespoons sliced mushrooms
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons sliced olives
6-8 cherry tomatoes, cut in half


Place 2 Texas rolls or 3 Dinner Rolls on a bread board. Top with 1/4 cup ham, 1 tablespoon green onions, 1 tablespoon green pepper, 1 tablespoon mushrooms, 1/4 cup each of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Chop everything with a knife until ingredients are mixed into the rolls and top with olives and cherry tomatoes.

Lift with a spatula onto a sprayed baking sheet and shape into a 6-inch chopped pizza. Repeat process with remaining ingredients. Bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.


Bengals Andy Dalton Jersey said on Oct 18, 2012
Thanks for another great post on this program. Love the updates, keep them coming.
Deborah Pucci said on Oct 04, 2012
Those look yummy!
Megan said on Oct 08, 2012
These are absolutely delicious! They are easy to make and I like the fact that there is no sauce on them. Will be making these again soon!
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