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Curious about what our pizza ovens can do, or have one and just want some ideas to experiment with recipes? We've got you covered!

Curious about what our pizza ovens can do, or have one and just want some ideas to experiment with recipes? We've got you covered!

31 Aug

Pizza Ovens for Your Summer Outdoor Space

We're well into summer these days - and we love spending free time on our favorite summer hobbies! For us, these include spending gorgeous, warm evenings with family and friends; cooking and eating our favorite dishes and pairing them with fantastic beverages; and maintaining our beautiful outdoor spaces and enjoying them to the fullest. Part of this maintenance process comes with gardening. There's nothing quite so satisfying as coming away from a hot, sun-soaked day with arms filled with vegetables and herbs that we can use in that very night's dinner. Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, basil and more all have a place on our plate.

Many dishes can utilize these ingredients, of course. But one is always a huge crowd-pleaser: pizza! There's a reason that a pizza party is a universal reward for a job well done, and that's because almost everyone loves a pizza. If your family and friends are anything like ours, you are sure to be having many outdoor dinner parties featuring pizzas and flatbreads, and utilizing our selection of pizza ovens is just the way to accomplish this feat. It's healthy, flavorful, satisfying and one of the most delicious foods ever invented - which is saying something because pizza can be traced thousands of years throughout history. What could be a more classic addition to your backyard kitchen than a pizza oven?

If you're a pizza newbie, or just a pizza lover who wants to get started on making your own but has a lot of questions, never fear! We'd love to lend a hand - or at least a few pizza oven ideas. The great thing about pizza is that it can be as simple or as complex as you'd like it to be. This means that it's a great meal for guests of absolutely any age, and you can make pies of any size to accommodate all different types of events. From personal pizzas to larger, popular pizzas, our pizza ovens can do it all.

Ideas for Outdoor Pizza Ovens

The first thing to think about, of course, is what toppings to put on your pizza. Classic toppings like pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and extra cheese are always a hit. But if you want to make use of those delicious (and fresh) summer vegetables, there are plenty of ways to do so. A veggie garden pizza in a premium pizza oven will come out crusty, crispy and remarkably flavorful - and a lot less greasy than many traditional toppings.

We love this article from The Clever Meal featuring a series of pizza recipes to really showcase what your garden can do. From Italian-style veggie pizza and Greek pizza to specialty dishes like Caprese pizza and everything bagel breakfast pizza - yes, you can have pizza in the morning - your pizza oven is ready for the challenge.

Don't be afraid to mix things up, though! We love to get creative with pizza by adding things like fruit, goat cheese or burrata, spinach and red pepper flakes. Another way to make your pizza fun is to create an all-pizza theme night, complete with pizza or flatbread appetizers, pizza main course and dessert pizzas to complete the evening.

For vegetable pizzas, properly preparing and cooking them is important. Use toppings in moderation, get your pizza oven extra-hot and use the lowest possible rack - preferably with a preheated pizza stone. This will give the pizza the crustiness you want and help keep excess moisture from ruining the bottom.

Other Uses for Outdoor Pizza Ovens

If you're looking to branch out, pizza ovens can be used for much more than just the perfect pie! Try making delectable roasted vegetables or vegetable dishes like ratatouille. A pizza oven can also be used for roasted, grilled, or baked fish; seared or slow-cooked meats; and creatively cooked potato dishes. Make loves of Italian bread or even cook up desserts like brownies and skillet cookies. Why not see what one of our pizza ovens can do as an addition to your beautiful outdoor kitchen space?

Curious to see more? Click here to see our variety of pizza ovens and oven accessories to complete your at-home backyard oasis! If you have your own favorite pizza oven recipes, please leave them below in the comments; we'd love to know what you think.

By Jeremy Mutschler


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