Pizza Baking Stone Recipes

“Easy Pizza Baking Stone Recipes”

A baking stone is an incredibly versatile cooking implement. Though cheesy, greasy, pizzas can be yummy, it is nice to know that there are plenty of pizza stone recipes for healthy foods. Here are a few delicious recipes that with the help of a stone create nutritious and healthy dishes.

Potato Chips

Everyone loves potato chips, but unfortunately, these greasy snack treats are loaded in fat and calories. The even heat of a stone can be used to create amazingly crispy chips without all the oil.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium red potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Using a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife, slice potatoes into ⅛ inch thick pieces.
  • Soak the potato slices in a bowl of cold water for 5-10 minutes. Drain them and gently pat them dry.
  • Toss the potato slices in olive oil.
  • Place the potato slices in a single layer on the pizza stone, and sprinkle them with salt.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the chips are crisp and slightly browned.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

If you want to eat a low-carb pizza or just cut some calories, then a cauliflower pizza crust is a great option. It might sound a little odd, but it tastes incredibly similar to wheat pizza dough and is a great way to eat nutritious vegetables. This is one of the best pizza stone recipes, since it can be used with different toppings to create a variety of delicious and healthy pizzas.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup soft cheese (goat cheese or fresh mozzarella works well)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch salt

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pulse the raw cauliflower in batches in a food processor until the texture resembles rice.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the rice to the boiling water and cook it for 4 minutes.
  • Strain the steamed cauliflower into a clean dishtowel. Wrap the cauliflower “rice” in the towel, twist it, and squeeze it to remove all the extra water.
  • Mix the steamed and drained cauliflower with the beaten egg, soft cheese, and spices until it is completely combined.
  • Line your baking stone with parchment paper, and press the mixture into the desired pizza shape on the parchment paper.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until the crust is firm and golden brown.
  • Add desired pizza toppings and bake 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

Toasted Sesame Cookies

Pizza stone recipes do not just have to be for savory foods. Baking stones can also be used to perfectly cook amazing desserts. These tasty cookies are less than 100 calories each, and they are made with protein-packed sesame seeds.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 cup cane sugar

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Use a small bowl to combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the vanilla and the egg.
  • Add the dry ingredients and sesame to the large bowl and mix well.
  • Line your pizza stone with parchment paper, scoop tablespoons of dough onto stone, and flatten gently.
  • Bake the cookies until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.

All of these pizza stone recipes provide important nutrients while still being low in calories, fat, and carbohydrates. With a baking stone, you can create a variety of healthy meals without sacrificing on taste.

“More Baking Stone Recipes”

As you already know, pizza stones are amazing because they are versatile and can be used to create many different meals. Check out these simple pizza stone recipes to start making your own delicious creations!

Classic Cheese Pizza

You can’t go wrong with a traditional cheese pizza. They are easy to make and also if you are having trouble deciding what kind of pizza to serve your guests, a pizza with only cheese and no toppings is always a safe bet.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 ounces pizza sauce
  • Fresh chopped herbs, including red pepper flakes, oregano and thyme
  • 3 grated cheeses, like provolone, mozzarella and cheddar

Instructions

•Add the salt, flour, sugar, olive oil, yeast and water to a mixing bowl. Mix on low until the dough forms a ball. To knead the dough, attach a hook to the mixer and run until you can flatten a small piece of the dough into a disc without tearing it.

•Place the dough in a glass or stainless steel bowl, toss it with 2 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil, cover with plastic wrap, and let the dough sit in the refrigerator for 18 hours.

•Place your baking stone in your oven’s bottom and preheat to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a dough scraper or knife to divide the dough into halves, then form one half into a flat disc shape on the counter. Place a tea towel over the flattened dough and let sit for a half an hour. Repeat this process with the remaining dough.

•Dust the peel with dough and stretch the dough until it forms a thin round disc. Shake the dough as you form the disc, and brush the rim with a thin layer of olive oil. Add an even layer of pizza sauce, then sprinkle dried herbs and add cheese.

•Carefully slide your pizza onto the baking stone and bake until golden brown and bubbly. This process usually takes about seven minutes. Remove from the oven and let the pizza sit for about three minutes before cutting.

Baked Zucchini Fries

Baked breaded zucchini are a healthy alternative to fried zucchini. They are just as crispy, but with a lot less grease and fat!

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchinis
  • Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil

Instructions

•Place the pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 400 degrees. After washing the zucchinis, cut them into even wedges and place them in a medium mixing bowl. Add about one tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Stir the zucchini until it is evenly coated with the oil. Toss with 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs and mix until the zucchinis are coated.

•Place the cut zucchinis in an even layer on the baking stone and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the veggies are crisp on the outside and tender inside.

Both of these pizza stone recipes taste delicious when served with a side of ranch dressing.