Category Archives: meat

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Deep Dish Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Italian sausage
  • Sauteed green pepper and onion
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Marinara sauce
  • Homemade deep dish dough made with cornmeal

Note:

This was a special pizza. My brother-in-law, Matt, gave me a cast iron skillet for my birthday. I have been a little too intimidated to try using it myself so he offered to come do a cast iron deep dish pizza lesson. It was super easy to make and so much more delicious than my old method. The cast iron skillet cooks the dough to perfection, crispy on the outside, soft but not mushy on the inside. The cheese melted beautifully and stretched out into long strings. The ingredients tasted much more flavorful. Andrew and I agreed that we will be making many more cast iron deep dish pizzas in the future.

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Grilled Chicken, Daikon Radish, Corn, and Peppers Pizza Recipe

Grilled Chicken, Daikon Radish, Corn, and Peppers Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Grilled teriyaki chicken
  • Grilled corn cut off the cob
  • Roasted Daikon radish
  • Roasted green bell pepper
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Note: The pizza was cooked on the grill. I don’t eat radishes often because they’re not my favorite veggie, but they tasted great on this pizza.

Grilled Chicken, Spinach, and Onion Pizza Recipe

Grilled Chicken, Spinach, and Onion Pizza

Ingredients

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Grilled Vidalia Onions
  • Chopped Spinach (fresh from the garden)
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Vidalia Onion Fig Sauce (by Stonewall Kitchen)
  • Homemade pizza dough

In addition to grilling the toppings, both pizzas were cooked on the grill.

Sausage and Peppers Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Sausage and Peppers Deep Dish Pizza

The ingredients I used for this deep dish pizza are some of my all time favorite. I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe and will definitely repeat it in the future. I rolled out, then pressed deep dish pizza dough (1 cup cornmeal substituted for 1 cup flour) into a round pie pan that had been sprayed with canola oil and sprinkled with cornmeal. Pre-baking the dough takes about 7 minutes since it is pretty thick. After pre-baking, I layered mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage, green peppers, onions and pizza sauce in the pan. The thickness of the pizza causes the it to take longer to bake, so I baked it for about 20 minutes.

Pepperoni, Olive and Broccolini Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Deep Dish Pizza

Pepperoni, Olive and Broccolini Deep Dish Pizza

1. Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees
2. Roll out the dough
3. Spray a round pie pan with canola oil and sprinkle on cornmeal
4. Press the dough into a round pie pan
5.  Pre-bake the dough for 7 minutes
6. Place all the fillings in the pizza: start with layering mozzarella cheese
7. Sprinkle on shredded asiago cheese, sliced Kalamata olives, thinly sliced pepperoni, steamed broccolini, and pizza sauce
8.  Top with parmesan cheese
9. Bake for about 20 minutes

You can use your regular pizza dough recipe to make the dough. I substitute  one cup flour with 1 cup cornmeal for my deep dish pizza and it works great!

Chicken and Bok Choy Pizza

Chicken Bok Choy Pizza

Bok Choy is Chinese cabbage widely used in Asian cuisine. The green leaf vegetable is high in vitamin A and C and best of all, it holds up well under the high  temperatures required for baking pizza.

1. Prehead the oven to 500 degrees
2. Grill two chicken breasts that have marinated in Asian BBQ sauce
3. – Steam the bok choy
3. Pre-bake homemade dough on a pizza stone for 4 minutes
4. Spread Asian BBQ sauce on crust
5. Sprinkle on a generous portion of shredded cheddar cheese
6. Top the pizza with sliced grilled chicken and bok choy
7. Bake for 8 minutes

Andrew’s little brother came over for this pizza. His favorite pizzas have been my Garbage Plate pizza, pulled pork pizza, and spicy meat pizza, so it was funny to see him devour a bok choy pizza with grilled chicken. It must have been good because there weren’t any leftovers!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza Recipe

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza

My first attempt at Chicken Cordon Bleu pizza tasted fine, but it lacked the flavor I was looking for. After two years of turning my favorite dishes into pizzas I have had a lot of practice creating flavorful sauces and the creamy parmesan  sauce I made for this pizza made all the difference. It had great, rich flavor, but it wasn’t over powering.

First, I cut chicken cutlets into small pieces, dipped into flour, egg, Parmesan cheese and breadcrumb mixture, then baked it until golden brown. This got a little tedious so next time I will bread and bake the chicken cutlets whole and then cut after baking. While that baked I made the sauce. I melted butter, added flour, minced shallot, milk, Parmesan cheese, shredded Swiss cheese, and Riesling. After the sauce became thick and creamy I spread it on pre-baked crust, added Swiss and fresh mozzarella cheeses, then topped it with the breaded chicken and sliced ham. I let it bake at 500 degrees for about 8 minutes.