How to Make Pizza Chips:Do you love the mozzarella cheese that melts on top of your pizza and goes into the pan to make crunchy, caramelized pieces? Chef John tasted those cheese-filled drops and made a breakfast of pizza chips.
How to Make Pizza Chips Snack Recipe
TikTok is full of snack ideas like pizza chips that can be made with few ingredients. Cheese is cut into small pieces on a baking tray. The cheese melts into a crunchy patty with marinara sauce and toppings that mimic the flavor of pizza without the crust. The bonus is that these tasty bites are free of carbs and gluten.
Mix Up Your Cheese
Since the base of these chips is cottage cheese, be sure to prepare this main ingredient. In his recipe, Chef John suggests using larger portions of the grater for provolone and mozzarella cheeses, and smaller portions for Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses. Different cheeses have different textures, and the edge of a grater with a large opening works best for soft cheeses. Use the other side of the grater with the smaller opening for the hard cheese blocks. Chef John also recommends skipping the packaged cheeses and grinding them yourself. It’s easy and for what it’s worth, it tastes refreshing.
Also try other types of cheese with pizza chips. Fontina is a great substitute for melting cheese with Gouda or Monterey Jack. Hard cheeses such as Parmesan cheese can add a mix of ingredients.
Use Marinara Sauce for Pizza Flavor
Pizza ingredients include tomato sauce and marinara sauce with cheese that melts to bring everything together. Chef John’s pizza chip recipe uses tomato sauce as a signature ingredient, as well as an important part of assembling the snack. Use a small piece of marinara as a topping for grated cheese as it melts into chips in the oven. Slices of pepperoni or other meats such as sopressata or prosciutto are served as bread chips with sauce.
Personalize Your Pizza Toppings and sauce
When you’re wondering what to add to your pizza chips, go with what you love in addition to your favorite pie. Add sausage, peppers, breast olives, onions, and a sprinkling of pesto, or a sprinkling of herbs such as chopped basil, or oregano. Go with a combo of crumbled bacon, sliced jalapenos, and a little BBQ sauce on a cheddar cheese base for a different spin. Or even mix it with smoked gouda and apples. You know what you like.
These pizza chips may be small in size, but they taste great! Find out what’s in store for you.