Winter months are for cozy family meals, warm filling stews and slow cookers brimming with meats and veggies. But let’s be real, winter months are also all about sports and the food that goes best with them. And one food that just screams “Game Night” is a big old pizza piled high with meaty toppings and stringy and hot cheese.
But sometimes game night pizza needs to move beyond sausage and pepperoni. One of my favorite was to amp up a pizza is by mixing it with hearty ingredients that are not always considered “pizza” toppings. My Gouda BBQ Pizza is a classic example of that. It takes the best of summer BBQ’s and puts it on a pie. I had this recipe in mind when I created this irresistible pizza. I wanted to take the best of winter food and mix with the best of sports foods and nothing says winter better than a steaming crock pot full of fall apart pulled pork. I gave the pork a little BBQ zing, added some of my favorite cheeses and ended up with food paradise. So grab a pizza crust (might I recommend Pizza Dough:), some pork and cheese and let’s make game night meaty and good!
Tangy Pulled Pork Pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes | Serves: 4
- 1 12 inch pizza dough (store bought or homemade)
- 1 lb. smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
- 2 cups cooked pulled pork
- 1 cup BBQ sauce (Original flavored)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Sprinkle cornmeal all over pizza pan and gently place dough on pan.
- Spread BBQ sauce all over dough Sprinkle cheese over pizza, ensuring all sauce is covered in cheese
- Spread pulled pork over pizza, working to evenly cover the pizza with meat
- Place in oven and bake 10-12 minutes, checking after 10 minutes
- If pizza is not fully cooked after 12 minutes, bake until cooked through, keeping a very close eye on the pizza
- Remove pizza from oven and remove to a cutting board
- Slice pizza and enjoy!
- It is my personal opinion that this pizza is just awesome, but if you are not a Gouda fan or cannot find it, shredded Cheddar cheese will sub in fine for the Gouda. I also sometimes like to add sliced red onions to this for a little crunch and tang. Slice them thin and add them uncooked to the pizza before you bake it in the oven so they get warm but not soft and overcooked.