Friends, football season is coming! It’s not THAT far away and I am so excited! I love football and fall weather. It’s the Tennessee gal’s favorite time of the year. I can almost smell the crisp fall air and hear the roar of the fans in the stadium. That just makes me smile!!
We are making an effort to eat healthier and so we wanted to take something we love…pizza…and give it a healthy tailgating twist without losing any flavor or fun! So I was super excited to try this new pizza tray grill pan from Gourmet Grillware.
This pizza tray is so versatile. It withstands heat up to 1000°F and can be used on the grill, on the stove or in the oven. It’s even freezer safe!! It’s made of food safe aluminum alloy which makes for even heating and easy browning on any surface. It also means it isn’t dishwasher safe. But, it’s so easy to clean you won’t even care!
Let’s talk about this delish pizza my hubby came up with! The crust is homemade, the veggies are from our garden and the cheese is just what we had on hand. So easy and delicious that your tailgating buddies will be amazed. There’s also a secret ingredient in the crust…beer. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s only a small amount and can be replaced with water or milk if you don’t want the alcohol content. But I promise it’s just enough to kick up the flavor to another level. Here’s the scoop…
Chicken and Veggie Pizza
I know you don’t believe me when I say that this homemade pizza is simple. But trust me, it is SO easy to make! You can whip it up in no time flat.
- 2 1/2 cups self rising flour
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup of your favorite beer (or other liquid of choice)
Mix all ingredients together until you have a dough similar to biscuit dough. It’s not a firm dough. It will be somewhat spreadable.
Place your Gourmet Grillware Pizza Tray onto a stove eye on medium/high heat. Spray on some non-stick cooking spray or spread a little vegetable oil on the pan. Plop your dough on and spread it to the thickness that you desire. Let is sit for a bit and brown. Once it’s nice and golden, flip it and brown the other side. Use potholders to carefully remove the pan from the eye. Preheat your oven to 400° at this point.
We chose chicken, zucchinni, onions, garlic and spinach. In a medium pan, with a tablespoon of olive oil my hubby sauteed all the veggies together with a pinch of salt. We keep cooked chicken on hand. He grabbed a chicken breast, chopped it up and threw it in the pan. Once everything was heated through and the onions were translucent, the heat is turned off.
Assemble Your Pizza
This pizza has NO SAUCE! No, I am not kidding. It’s a waste of calories and would overpower the flavors of the veggies. All you do is pour your cooked toppings onto your crust and sprinkle on whatever shredded cheese you may have on hand. Cheese isn’t necessary but can act as a glue to hold all the veggies on the pizza. Throw the pan into your preheated oven and wait for everything to heat up and the cheese to melt.
Carefully remove your pizza on the Gourmet Grillware Pizza Tray, from the oven. Let it stand for 10 minutes then cut and serve. Another great thing about this pizza tray is that it is also a great serving dish. So you can cut the pizza right on the tough tray and then carry it straight to the table and enjoy!!
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