When I first learned there was an Instructables Pizza Contest, I was SOOOO excited, and knew I wanted to do something way outside the 'pizza box, " and being  Italian American, myself, I wanted to put a spin on something quintessentially Italian: cannoli. Living in Brooklyn, NY, people ALWAYS fold, or roll, their pizza over to eat it. That's the ONLY way to eat your pizza! 

So, from that, I thought, why not??   A pizza cannoli! But, using pizza dough, instead of the original pastry dough for the typical Sicilian cannoli!!  And, you know what, paisanos?? They were SO easy to make!   Who says a pizza has to be flat?? So, sink your teeth into one of these crispy pizza cannoli, and fuhhhgetttaboutit!  Delizioso!!

    Pronto, tutti? Facciamo la Pizza Cannoli!  ~ Ready, everybody? Let's make pizza Cannoli!


  • 1 bag of raw pizza dough, from refrigerated section, or local pizzeria
  • 2-3 cups of canola oil
  • 6 ounces of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 pound of smoked provolone cheese (sliced)
  • 9 slices of prosciutto (very thin and cut in half)
  • 8 ounces of ricotta cheese (drained)
  • 3 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of Pecorino Romano Cheese (finely grated)
  • 1/4 cup of pistachio nuts (finely crushed, for garnish)
  • 8 ounces of your favorite marinara sauce, or basil oil for dipping
  • All purpose flour and semolina flour for dusting

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Cannoli forms, Candy thermometer, parchment paper, pizza stone
MAKES 18 Pizza Cannoli
Amazingly beautiful these cannoli! <br>You know what? I'm so going to make them and I also want to tray a sweet version of them, with pizza dough and some kind of ricotta and mascarpone filling, maybe some chocolate chips thrown in... I'll let you know. :) <br>Congratulations on your win! <br>Ciao ciao!
Looks and smells great....eheh..this is a must try..thank you for sharing your wonderful background with this new innovative idea...
Congrats on your win! these look so delicious! thanks for sharing your hard work and have a splendorous day! <br>Sunshiine
Well, thank you so much! That meant a lot to me! You really live up to your name. Sunshine, for sure! -Cath
Very cool! I feel like I've seen pizza everything now :D
Me, too! There were so many cool entries!! I just loved this contest! Can't wait to check out more. I'm hooked!! haha! Cheers!
looks wonderful...and so cheesy ....oh...i crave it :-D
Thanks for checking them out and your thoughtful comment! Can't wait to make them again. I'm thinking I will do a sausage and cheese stuffing next time!
Wow, these look wonderful. I had my eyes on your work all this week. Beautiful work!
Hey, there! Wow, thanks, a lot! That means so much to me! I'm diggin' your screen name! :-) Gonna stop over and check out your work in a little bit. Cheers! -Cath
Congrats on becoming a finalist! Good luck!
Thank you SO much!! You, too!! Your pizza looks fabulous! The judges sure are going to have a difficult time with this one! Lots of yumminess abounds!!
Impressive! I'd nominate you for a Nobel prize in pizza for this concoction. I'm also a big fan of prosciutto and pistachios on pizza.
Hey, there, Climer Geek. Love the name, btw.. :-) WoW! A Nobel Prize in pizza. Now, there is an honor! I bet Napolitano's have taken it every year! Well, thanks so much for the vote of confidence and checking out my entry! Cheers!
These look amazing! Way too much work for me to ever do--maybe in another life :-D If you ever invite me over though I'll devour them.
Hahahaa. Thanks! You've got a deal!! :-)
These sound amazing - and look amazing too! Great photography!
Thanks so much! That means a lot! These were so much fun! <br> <br>My friends actually thought they were the Sicilian sweet cannoli when they first saw them, until I revealed that they were pizza. haha.

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Bio: Cathi Iannone is a Brooklyn-based, designer, Italian-American home cook, and creator of the Italian-American food & lifestyle blog, The Brooklyn Ragazza. She specializes in local and ... More »
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