I think every kid likes pizza. Big kids too. So I think of myself as a big kid when I crave pizza. Since I have a bread maker and making pizza dough is incredibly easy, I crave pizza a lot. My favorite part about being a ‘big’ kid is that no one can tell me I’ve already had pizza this week, or this day, or a few hours ago so I can’t have pizza. So what does that mean?!?! PIZZA NIGHT! WHAT!!!
For this pizza night, I made a traditional Hawaiian and a new experiment – buffalo chicken.
For the crust – just read this blog post about whole wheat dough. That’s what I made and it was SO easy. Let me say that again. It was soooo easy. I put all the ingredients in the bread maker, pressed start, ran an errand and came home to dough!
Let’s start with the Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe.
The Sauce: Process 1 can diced tomatoes (drained) in a food processor. Add about 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. You can also add onions, garlic and other herbs. I kept it simple. Mostly because I was hungry! Set aside.
The Chicken: Mix the following ingredients. Set aside.
- 1 can chunk white chicken, drained and shredded
- 1/2 cup buffalo or hot sauce, or as needed
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
The arrangement: Roll out the dough into a circle or get creative and make whatever shape you want! Spread sauce out on the dough. Top with some cheese of your choice. I used monterrey jack and cheddar since I used it in my buffalo chicken dip recipe. Then top with the chicken. Then make a fun design with the buffalo sauce and voila!…
Now, let’s not forget about the pineapple…. I LOVE LOVE BBQ pizza so I decided to also make a Hawaiian Pizza with pineapple and ham… YUM!
This is a really quick and easy recipe that is sure to wow. Since the buffalo pizza is spicy, I wanted this to be sweet.
Hawaiian Pizza Ingredients:
- Sliced Sweet Ham
- Chopped Sweet Onions
- 1 can Sliced Pineapple
- Honey BBQ sauce
- Mozzarella Cheese
The Layers: Spread a thin layer of BBQ sauce on the crust. I wanted all the ham to be soft and stay in one place so I put the ham on the next later. Plus you all know how much I LOVE Chicago and they do it this way. Then later with cheese and top with onions and pineapple!
Bake both pizzas at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Serve with a glass of pinot and enjoy!
Since I made 2 pizzas, I had left overs for a few days… and I LOVED IT! 🙂
What’s your favorite pizza?