Making Buffalo Blue Pizza with OXO
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Do you get excited to get new kitchen gadgets? I totally do. In fact I may go overboard when it comes to the things I buy for my kitchen. But it’s ok because I use them a lot right? When we sold everything we owned to live tiny and minimalistic I got rid of my favorite pizza stone and cutter. I thought, “Oh I don’t use these that often.” Actually, I love pizza! I eat a lot of pizza! I NEED my pizza making tools. Since we are now back in our traditional home I was excited to replace my lost pizza making tools.
A good pizza depends on great tools to cook it AND good ingredients. One of the issues with a pizza stone is it sticks pretty badly. Also it dulls your pizza cutter on the stone and marks it up. So I wanted a non-stick pizza pan and a cutter that would be safe to use on the pan. This was a bigger task to find than expected. Luckily, OXO had just what I needed and I have used their quality products in the past. In addition to being great quality I know they function well in the kitchen and I demand exceptional functionality.
Buffalo Blue Cheese Pizza
As a lover and fan of pizza I am always super excited to try something out of the ordinary. Some of my absolute favorite creations are those that play off of great classic foods. Things that are quirky but translate well like taco pizza, Pad Thai pizza, or BLT pizza. Well I was craving some hot wings the day I wanted pizza. Real healthy you know. Honestly, I eat really clean foods regularly but there has to be balance in all things. And some days you just eat the stinkin’ delicious pizza. And you love it.
Since I am a hermit and really dislike going to the store… Or perhaps it’s because shopping with 3 kids under 7 isn’t my favorite way to be eaten alive. This momma is going to use what she has on hand to make her pizza work. Enter the notorious ground turkey. I had some in my freezer and it’s a bland tasteless meat carrier. But oh the wonders you can create with the right seasoning. Well what better way than to try out a new buffalo hot sauce than to liven up a rather boring (but healthy, momma has to try) ingredient. BAM that Moore’s Buffalo Sauce was on point not too spicy not too vinegary. Just perfect and it totally curbed my craving for buffalo wings. PERFECT. PIZZA. TOPPING.
Building My Pizza
Are you in the Blue Cheese fan club or the haters? I know it’s a love or hate thing. BUT with buffalo sauce it’s a total must have for me. The cooling cheesiness takes the edge off the spicy zesty buffalo-ness. That is why this pizza forgoes the traditional red sauce and runs with blue cheese dressing. Choose your favorite brand or make your own and sauce it up. You could however substitute ranch for the blue cheese sauce but I don’t want to know about it.
I’m not sure I am able to make recipes without a fruit or vegetable included. What translated well for me was tomatoes and fresh green onions to top it off. I cook the tomatoes to bring out the natural sweetness and the green onion gives it that vegetal umami to finish the flavor layers strong. Now I totally thought about adding some celery leaves chopped fresh on top. My kids told me this was a totally bizarre idea. But if you try it I want to know how it was. Too weird? I think it could work.
- 1 Pizza Crust
- 1 Cup Blue Cheese Dressing
- 1 lb Ground Turkey (Browned)
- 4 Tbs Moore's Buffalo Sauce
- 1 Sliced Tomato
- 5 Slices Fresh Mozzarella
- 2 Cups of Shredded Mozzarella
- Green Onion to garnish
- Start by prepping your ingredients with an OXO mandolin/shredder.
- Brown your turkey and add the Moore's Buffalo Sauce until well coated.
- Using the pizza crust of your choice add blue cheese dressing in an even layer.
- Then add a layer of shredded cheese.
- Add your toppings spread evenly over your pizza.
- Bake at 425* F for 10 Minutes