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November 15, 2021 | Cooking

9 Types of Pizza to Make with Your Pizza Oven

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Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the U.S. In fact, Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza every single day, according to the National Association of Pizza Operators (yes, they have their own group). That’s equivalent to 350 slices per second! Mintel, a market research company, did a study and found that we eat pizza at least once each month. 

There is no denying the fact that we love pizza. And, while you never want to ditch the original pizza – the go-to delicious option, sometimes it is nice to switch it up a bit. Plus, if you have a pizza oven, you have no excuse not to get creative with your pie! 

Check out these 9 types of pizza to make with your pizza oven. But, first… 

Get Yourself a Pizza Oven

Of course, before you can try any of these pizza ideas, you are going to need a pizza oven. And, we’ve got just the one for you. Thor Kitchen’s wood-burning pizza oven adds delicious flavor to your pizza – and a great look to your backyard. 

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Thor Kitchen’s Outdoor Pizza Oven and Cabinet

And it comes with some pretty awesome features, including: 

  • A ceramic pizza stone
  • A chimney with flue damper controls to control heat flow and smoke retention
  • An extra large storage cabinet 
  • Accessories such as a pizza cutter, pizza peel, pie server, and brush
  • An accessory rack to store all your accessories. 

This pizza oven comes in stainless steel, which is beautiful and durable for outdoor use. And, when you are ready, you can complete the outdoor kitchen suite with a grill, a sink cabinet, an outdoor refrigerator, and more!

Imagine the family fun nights you can have outdoors with your own pizza oven. Like, what a better way to cook when it’s dad’s night to cook, right? Or have your buddies over for the big game and have a DIY pizza bar right there next to your beer fridge. It is the ultimate setup. 

9 Types of Pizza to make with Your Pizza Oven

Now that you are well on your way to having your own pizza oven, here are a few ideas to help you shake things up a bit from traditional pizza options

1. The Classic Cheese

Hey, there are lots of crazy things in this world so sometimes it can be comforting to just stick to the basics – and stick with what you know. For many of us, that is plain ol’ cheese pizza. It is simple, yet delicious. And, even if you have outgrown the cheese pizza of your youth, you can still add a nice twist to this pizza, such as using more gourmet cheese or throwing on some roasted garlic. It’s an ooey-gooey delight. 

2. Pizza Oven

Meat pizza doesn’t have to mean just pepperoni pizza, though we’ve discovered that is the top pick for most people. There are all different types of meats that you can add to your pizza to help make it the delicious meal you have in mind. Meats like pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham, bacon, chicken, and more. Choose one, a couple, or create a meat feast with all of the above. 

3. Veggie Pizza

For those who prefer more of an herbivore life, veggie pizza is the way to go. There is no limit to the vegetables you can put on a pizza. In fact, you can get incredibly creative. Topics like onions, peppers, spinach, mushrooms and such are normal. But what about eggplant, collards or chard, sweet potato, radish, artichoke, zucchini, and more? All of these can be delicious additions. 

4. Margherita Pizza

Another gourmet pizza option you may want to consider is the margherita pizza. This one is simple yet divine. Made with fresh ingredients like basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes. It’s a light, delightful choice. It is no wonder why it is the number one option in Italy. 

5. White Pizza

White pizza doesn’t have red sauce. Rather, it is usually made with a light garlic sauce. And, it almost always includes some ricotta cheese along with mozzarella. And, if you are feeling it, throw some spinach on there, too. It is garlicky with every bite. 

6. BBQ Chicken Pizza

This one seems fitting for your outdoor pizza oven. Think bbq, chicken, pizza – oh, yeah. Cook your chicken ahead of time then crumble it on top of this pizza with some cheese and finely chopped red onion. You can either use no base sauce and drizzle BBQ sauce over the top. Or, use bbq as the base in place of red pizza sauce. Either way you get the delicious taste combination. 

7. Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Philly cheesesteak pizza is one that takes the sandwich and turns it into a pizza! Cook up some skirt steaks or any type of thinly-sliced steak, seasoned well. For the base, you may want to use light alfredo or garlic sauce. Throw on your cooked steak, some onion, green pepper, mushrooms, and even some jalapenos if you are feeling a bit spicy. 

8. French Bread Pizza

Who says you have to have a regular round pizza pie? Cut a loaf of french bread in half and go to town adding your favorite toppings. Throw it in the oven and you’ve got a delicious and crispy option for dinner. 

9. Dessert Pizza

As you sit down to enjoy pizza, don’t forget to create a dessert pizza. This can include cinnamon apples, apple pie crumble, with an icing drizzle. Or maybe try cherries, strawberries, or blackberries. Remember, it’s your choice! Or, go for a layer of chocolate and marshmallow with a graham cracker crumble on top for a s’mores pizza. 

Experiment with Toppings

If you have a pizza oven, then you can make the most out of it by experimenting with different types of pizzas. Change the crust, get creative with your toppings, and push the limit. The idea is to have fun with it. This is the perfect time to work together with family and friends to create a meal everyone is sure to love. That’s the power of the outdoor pizza oven