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Sep 3, 2009 03:02 PM

Grilled Pizza Toppings?

I'm having my mom and some family over for mom's birthday on Sunday. I'll need a total of six pizzas. So far we're doing one bbq chicken pizza, one with olive oil, garlic, and carmelized onions, and tomato, the rest I need help with! I'm buying a rotisserie chicken from Costco for the bbq chicken pizza so there will be extra chicken. I also plan on making a batch of caramelized onions. We have ripe tomatoes and some fresh home grown potatoes (new potatoes maybe, not sure they were given to us) that I would like to incorporate. Nothing "exotic" like a Thai or Indian pizza will fly with my family. Any ideas appreciated.

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  1. I make grilled pizza all the time. I like goat cheese/sun dried tomatoes/carmelized onions/proscuitto. I find that i can't really pile on toppings for the grill because they cook so fast. Another one I like is a BLT pizza--bacon or pancetta (already cooked), fresh diced tomatoes & pile on some chopped arugula when you take it off--drizzle w/evoo & balsamic. Or how about pesto with that chicken & maybe provolone?

    1. - quatro formaggio
      - pesto
      - potatoes & wild mushrooms (and bacon!)
      - if you separate the garlic & onion ideas, you can do one with caramelized onion and another with roasted garlic & peppers
      - artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini & feta
      - spinach & feta
      - cajun shrimp

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        I love artichoke hearts! Since you're already doing one with chicken, maybe artichokes with the caramelized onions and cheese, pesto, or sausage?

        I'd also suggest doing a sweet pizza with something like pears, gorgonzola, and hazelnuts or peaches with goat cheese and honey.

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          For the potato pizza - how do you prepare the potatoes? Are they precooked or just sliced really thin?

          1. re: GeeBeeEmm

            sliced paper-thin (a mandoline is best), salted, drained, pressed dry, and baked. no need to precook.

        2. Just my absolute personal favorite - arugula, proscuitto and fresh mozzarella.

          Is good with fresh basil if available, and chopped or diced tomatoes - neither of which are necessary.

          1. I like to take frozen spinach, squeeze it dry, add olive oil, cayenne, garlic S & P and use that as the sauce layer. I put it on thick, but you don't have to. Great with bacon, or chicken, or shrimp...

            Almost any pasta dish or sandwich can be deconstructed into a pizza. I like a Ruben PIzza.

            1. my favorite was always eggplant, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, garlic, basil and light romano, parm, and mozzarella... then large dollops of ricotta cheese on top... oh how i miss pizza.

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              1. re: Emme

                "oh how i miss pizza."
                that makes two of us :( i don't know why i insist on torturing myself by participating in these threads!