Copycat Pretzel Crust Pizza Tips
Does this recipe taste like Little Caesar’s Pretzel Crust Pizza?
One of the mysteries of the corporate world is when a company discontinues a much-loved item. The Little Caesar’s pretzel crust pizza was one of those things. It has become a cult classic and is coveted by many when it’s rereleased occasionally. While Little Caesar’s doesn’t share the recipe, we feel this pretzel crust pizza recipe comes pretty close. We’re not sure if this is the same method they use to achieve that characteristically dark, salty exterior you look for in a delicious soft pretzel
, but our Test Kitchen went gaga over it when it came out of the oven.
Can you make pretzel crust pizza with premade pizza dough?
We feel homemade pizza dough
always tastes better than store-bought, but we completely understand not everyone has the time to mix, proof, and roll out their own dough every time they want pizza. If you’re short on time, go ahead and use premade pizza dough. Just follow the package directions. When ready, just proceed with the pizza recipe as directed.
Can you swap regular pizza sauce for the cheese sauce?
This pretzel crust pizza recipe is delicious no matter how you top it (but the cheese sauce really does make it just like Little Caesar’s version). However, if you’d like to use your own homemade pizza sauce
or your favorite store-bought sauce, go ahead; we won’t say a thing! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor
1 piece: 414 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 772mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.