Recipe By: Chef John
“I was watching TV the other day, and I saw a commercial for something called a Papadilla. What follows is my attempt to make one of these things. What this relatively fast and easy procedure allows you to do is make a single portion of what’s very, very close to pizza in a pan on top of the stove in just a few minutes, without ever having to turn on the oven. Serve your pizzadilla with a side salad topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.”
- 20 ounces prepared pizza dough
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided, or as needed
- 1 cup pizza sauce, divided
- 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup cooked Italian sausage, or to taste
- 1/2 cup cooked mushrooms, or to taste
- 1/2 cup cooked red onions, or to taste
- Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 1/8-inch thick circle on a lightly floured surface.
- Heat a pan over medium-high heat and brush with oil. Add 1 piece of dough and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 2 minutes and flip. Spread 1/4 of the sauce over the dough. Sprinkle 1/4 of the mozzarella cheese and some sausage, mushrooms, and red onion on top, leaving about 1/2 inch of dough around the outside. Press gently into the middle of the dough with a spatula to make a crease; fold in half.
- Brush crust with a little more olive oil and flip over. Repeat on the other side and continue cooking until both sides of the pizzadilla are as browned and crisp as you like.
- Repeat with remaining pizza dough and toppings. Cut each pizzadilla in half and serve.