Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday: Cornbread Pizza on the Grill or in the oven

This is one of my husband's favorite meals. Okay- it is his favorite! He LOVES anything to do with PIZZA. His mom made cornbread crust pizza for them growing up and he is a big fan!

I am going to do this recipe in 2 parts. The crust first and then on to the pizza toppings.

Here is what you need for the 2- 8'' pizzas:


1/2 cup yellow cornmeal *Frugal tip: once you buy a container of cornmeal for about $2.00, you will be able to use it to make several more pizza crust recipes in the future as well as homemade corn bread- YUM!)
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil

Here is what you need for your toppings:

1 Jar pizza sauce
2 cups shredded cheese (we use mozzarella)
pizza toppings (we use pepperoni and mushrooms) *Frugal Tip: Use your leftover toppings from "build a pasta" that you made earlier this week! Also, check your local grocery store for manager special items in your produce section.

Cornbread pizza crust directions:

Step 1: Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl (cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt)

Step 2: Mix Water and olive oil in a separate bowl

Step 3: Make a "well" in the center of the dry ingredients and add water/olive oil mixture

Step 4: Mix until soft dough ball forms

Step 5: Stick in refrigerator until ready to use!

Let's put it all together!

Step 1: Preheat your grill or oven (350 degrees) and then get your toppings ready! I like to pan fry my pepperoni until it is nice and crispy. Then I cooked my mushrooms until they were nice and soft. We bought a bag of cheese this time, so no cheese shredding needed! Remember, if you had ingredients leftover from your "build a pasta" this would be a great time to use them.

Step 2: Get your pizza dough out of the fridge and begin to form your mini pizza's or 1 medium size pizza. I usually make 2 mini pizzas by forming to small balls of dough and then stretching them until they are the size I want. Every once in awhile I try to do the fancy pizza crust toss into the air to see if it speeds the process up a bit.... it doesn't.

Step 3: Put your pizza crust on a pan and start with the sauce. Then pile on your toppings and last your cheese.

Step 4: If you are cooking on the Grill- place foil (spray w/ cooking spray first) on the grill and slow cook your pizza until the cheese is hot and bubbly. I say slow cook b/c our grill burns the bottom of the pizza if we turn it up too high. If you are cooking using your oven, place the pizza(s) on a greased cookie sheet in the oven until hot and bubbly (about 10-12 minutes for a 8 inch pizza)

Step 5: Cut and ENJOY! Our family also likes to add parmesan cheese or french dressing to our pizza to us a dip!


theorings said...

Yummy; Looks like cornbread pizza is also a hit with the kids.. Its fun to let them decorate their own.. Enjoy.

Renee said...

Sounds so good. We will be trying this pizza. I just want to say thank you for saying your family uses french dressing as a dip. I do it too(have done it since I was a little girl). My whole family thinks im crazy. Im happy to say my boys enjoy it also. Thanks
God bless

Denys said...

will be trying it tonight. gotta love pizza! ;)