I created over 52 unique pizzas for the second consecutive year in 2011. Choosing my favorite pizza is liking choosing my favorite shoes, I love them all. Here’s what I came up with, but I’d love to hear from you about the pizza that made your mouth water the most.
10. Grilled Chicken, Asparagus and Feta Pizza
I created a number of tasty pizzas on our grill this summer, but the freshly grilled toppings and feta cheese over a crispy crust pushed this one into the top 10 of the year.
9. Fulmer Pie Pizza
The flavors from the kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, sliced jalapenos and yellow peppers jumped off this pizza. The Fulmer Pie has a special place on my list because it is when my Uncle Al taught me how to make homemade sauce.
8. Potato Skin Pizza
If you love potato skins, but don’t want all the grease that you get at Applebees then you will love this pizza.
7. Toasted Ravioli Pizza
The guilty pleasure pizza of the year: fried carbs with cheese on baked carbs with cheese. This is what I would make if Paula Deen came over for pizza.
6. Thanksgiving Day Pizza
My special occasion pizza of the year that I am certain will become an annual tradition. There’s no better way to use leftovers.
5. Kimchi Pizza
I love the process behind creating unique pizzas, but it’s not often I get to collaborate in the kitchen. This summer I got to team up with my Uncle Al and share his passion for good food in the creation of our Korean inspired Pizza.
4. Chimichanga Pizza
My Chicken Fajita Pizza made the Top 10 List from 2010, but my Chimichanga Pizza is my new Mexican favorite! UPDATE: this pizza was selected by Slice – the top pizza blog – as one of their My Pie Monday: The Wackiest Pies of 2011.
3. Hawaiian Pizza
I love pineapple but avoided Hawaiian Pizza my entire life until this summer. I was so surprised by how good this pizza was and even more surprised that a pizza with grilled pineapple made my Top 10 list for the year!
2. Sun Dried Tomato, Corn, and Brie Pizza
This vegetarian pizza wins the prize for having the most fresh ingredients and any pizza with brie is a delicious pizza!
1. Apple Bacon Caramelized Onion Pizza
Any pizza with turkey bacon and cheddar cheese is going to be good. Add caramelized onions and apple and you get my favorite pizza of 2011.