Sometimes cooking dinner can be repetitive. The same meals every night and the same foods to choose from. If you want to make dinner into an activity to get the whole family involved, have a pizza night!!
You can build your own pizza and let everyone do the same. You have the freedom to get as creative as you want and make whatever sounds good to you!
At Caputo’s, we have everything you need for a pizza night. Check out our prepared foods section where you will find the first step… the dough! We have pre-made dough and even a pre-made pizza crust to get you going. There you will also find all the basic ingredients you need– sausage, pepperoni, cheese, sauce, and more!
When working the dough, you have two options. The first is that you can make a thin crust by using a rolling pin. This will help flatten the pizza and get you that thin crust. The second option is to use your hands! Work the dough as flat as you want with your hands. This will make the pizza a little lighter and fluffier. To really form the crust, go in a circle around the pizza and pinch where you want the crust to form.
If you want some gourmet pizza ideas that are still easy to make and that make your tastebuds dance with joy, we have some suggestions for you!
Sausage, Giardiniera, and Veggies
This pizza has a little kick to it. The first thing we did here was cover the crust with olive oil to get it a little crispier. We didn’t cover the whole pizza in olive oil just yet because we are going to do that after it cooks for taste. Then we added the sausage. We like to use our homemade bulk sausage on pizza because it is easy to form however you like and place wherever you want! Then we added the broccolini, onion, and giardiniera. We let it cook and garnished with ricotta and fresh basil.
- Bulk Hot Italian Sausage
- Shaved Red Onion
Potato and Squash Pizza
This pizza is great for a summer night! The vegetables and potatoes give it a great and light taste. For this pizza we sliced the zucchini and potatoes very thin so it is easier to bite and cooks quicker. We once again drizzled olive oil making sure to cover the crust. After that, we added the goat cheese mozzarella. We chose goat cheese mozzarella to add some extra flavor. The three vegetables can be bland, so by adding a cheese with a little bit of oomph, it takes the pizza to the next level and brings out the best of the veggies! Then we topped with the rest of the ingredients. After cooking it, we garnished with ricotta and rosemary.
- Yellow zucchini
- Yukon Potatoes
- Goat cheese mozzarella
- Chopped rosemary
Deli meat isn’t just good for sandwiches! This pizza is a classic and one we could eat every day. We started with a pesto sauce base and adding live oil to the crust. Then, we added the mozzarella! For this pizza, we also suggest a soft cheese like buratta. After that, we added the sliced prosciutto and put it in the oven. After cooking, we garnished with lemon zest, black pepper, and an olive oil drizzle.
- Mozzarella or Buratta
- Lemon Zest
- Black Pepper
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
While it sounds strange, we promise you will not be disappointed! This pizza embodies a refreshing salad and a pizza all in one! For this, we covered the whole dough in olive oil and cooked it plain like that. We then tossed together arugula, radicchio, and shaved parmesan in a bowl with olive oil. We put that on the cooked crust and added pieces of fresh octopus. For the octopus, you can use our homemade octopus salad and pick out the octopus or use our marinated octopus! Both options give you delicious results. We then garnished with a Balsamic reduction and some more shaved parmesan because we all know you can never have too much cheese!
- Grilled octopus or octopus salad
- Shaved Parmesan
- Balsamic reduction
For all the pizzas, we recommend heating your oven to 500° or the highest your oven will go. Then cook for about 12-14 minutes depending on your oven and the desired crispiness!
Make your next pizza night a gourmet one and let us know what you make!
From Our Family To Yours
3 Replies to “Gourmet Pizza Ideas”
They all look delicious, I usually just make sausage and cheese but I think I’m gonna change things up a little, wish me luck. I hope my family likes them as much as I’m sure I will. Thanks