8 Delicious and Creative Twists on Pizza for your New Outdoor Kitchen
Are you considering building an outdoor kitchen to compliment your deck, patio, or outdoor space? Here are 8 delicious reasons to turn your dream into reality!
- Mac and cheese pizza
Two great foods that may be better together than apart. Mac and cheese pizza is a crowd pleaser, and perhaps the pinnacle of comfort food. Whether you choose to make everything from scratch or add boxed mac and cheese to a frozen pizza, you can’t go wrong. You can experiment with different kind of sauces and cheeses for and even more unique treat.
- Homemade pizza pockets
While a microwaved pizza pocket is nice, it is no match for its handmade counterpart. The beauty of making your own pizza pockets is that they are entirely customizable. You get to choose everything from your type of dough to your cheeses, sauces, and various fillings. You can have a pretzel pizza pocket if you put your mind to it. And let’s face it, your homemade creations will probably taste better and be of a higher quality than the ones that come frozen.
- Pizza casserole
Casseroles are another dish that are difficult to make wrong. You can easily make a delicious pizza casserole by layering dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings over and over again. Then, you pop it in the oven and let it all melt together. This is a crowd-pleasing creation has the visual appeal of a lasagna, and the taste of rich, cheesy pizza.
- Buffalo pizza
Maybe you’re getting bored of the classic marinara sauce and pepperoni pizza. Luckily there are all kinds of recipes that replace your average ingredients to give pizza new life. Buffalo [pizza tend to have a buffalo sauce instead of red sauce. The pizza is topped with cheddar, shredded chicken, and bleu cheese. To give you pizza the full buffalo treatment, serve it with a ranch dressing sauce and a couple celery sticks.
- Pizza pull- apart bread
This may be the easiest recipe on the list. All you need is cheese, pizza sauce, the toppings of your choice, butter, and a ciabatta loaf from you grocery store. Take the loaf of bread and cut along it both horizontally and vertically so that is resembles a checkers board. Then wedge your sauce, cheese, and toppings into the slices you made, and finally pour some melted butter onto it. Bake it in the oven, and in about 15 minutes you should have a dish to pull apart with guest for tiny bites of pizza deliciousness.
- Pizza pot pie
Pizza pot pie verges on pizza soup, which is something everyone should be able to get behind. Take a oven-safe ceramic bowl and fill it with red sauce, cheese, and toppings. Then take the dough and stretch it over the mouth of the bowl to seal it. Bake it in the oven, and when the crust is golden brown, take the bowl out of the oven and turn it over onto a plate. The crust should now be on the bottom and you should have a delicious, pizza pot pie, oozing with melted cheese.
- Stuffed breadsticks
Whether you choose to buy breadsticks, or make your own, this recipe is fairly easy. If you buy breadsticks already baked, you can core them and fill them with whatever kind of pizza filling you like. If you decide to make them yourself, roll your dough out into a breadstick shape and flatten it. Put your breadstick filling on top of the flattened dough, and then wrap the dough around it to keep the filling in size. It may take a bit of trial and error to find the right amount of filling. Then, all you have to do is bake your breadsticks. Of course, breadsticks made at home will need to spend much more time in the oven than breadsticks that have already been baked. For the already baked breadstick, you’re really just trying to warm up the filling by putting it in the oven.
- Pizza pinwheels
Pizza pinwheels are just as beautiful as they are tasty. They are a great alternative to pinwheel sandwiches because they can feed just as many Brooke but they have the advantage of being a warm, more filling meal. Take your pizza dough and roll it into a flat rectangle, and easily spread your toppings over it. Then, take one of the longer ends on the rectangle and start to roll it towards the other end. You should have a log shape of dough that your can then slice into pinwheels and bake.
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