This is one pizza recipe you'll be happy to add to your repertoire. Go fancy with Gruyère cheese and homemade alfredo sauce, or keep it simple with grated mozzarella and sauce in a jar....
With all this rainy weather…there's no better way to cheer up the family than some pizza!
We were stuck home on a rainy night so we invited some friends over - their baseball and soccer games had been rained out too. The kids ran off to play and my friend Shyanne and I started the pizza.
Here's what you will need:
- 9 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
- 1/2 cup Alfredo sauce
- 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken, seasoned with garlic salt & fresh ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
- 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
- red pepper strips
- fresh basil
We each took some rolls and started to roll out pizza crusts. (I had the bag of rolls in the fridge overnight, and then I just put the bag on the countertop for about a half hour.) The pizza crusts rolled out quick to a 13-inch circle.
We put the dough on 12-inch pizza pans the poked them with a fork to prevent bubbles and put them in the oven to pre-bake for 5-10 minutes at 350° F.
After they were finished cooking, we removed them from the oven and allowed them to cool while we worked on the other ingredients for the pizza. We had kids back in the kitchen that wanted to help so Gracie and her friend Chloee got out the sauces, and Marlie and I grated some cheese.
*Note: Gruyère (groo-YAIR) is a type of Swiss cheese made from whole cow's milk. It is a firm cheese with a pale yellow color and a rich, creamy, slightly nutty taste. It's a great table cheese and also an excellent melting cheese. Gruyère is widely available, but a little pricey. If you need a substitute for Gruyère cheese, ordinary Swiss cheese would be a decent alternative, or, since this IS a pizza recipe, you could always use mozzarella.
Shyanne chopped chicken and my husband Dustin chopped peppers. (We had Chicken for dinner the night before and had a couple pieces left over, which made this the chicken pizza very easy. It would also be simple to use rotisserie chicken.)
After the crust cooled, we spread on the alfredo sauce...
added the chicken and green onions...
and then the grated cheese and red pepper strips.
We sprinkled that with some fresh ground black pepper (trust me - that adds to the flavor), and then baked the pizza at 350° F for another 10 minutes or so until the cheese was nicely melted. After we removed it from the oven, we added the fresh basil. You can chop it up and sprinkle it on, or I just arranged mine in the middle. So this is what is looked like all ready to serve up to the hungry crowd. Pretty, huh? And yes, it did taste as good as it looks!
We made several different kinds of pizza, but the Chicken Alfredo was the first to go. It tasted so fresh and yummy! We all sat around visiting and eating pizza. It was a fun evening and the kids want to know when the next “Pizza Night” was going to be. When is yours?
Chicken Alfredo PizzaServings: 8 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20 min
The Tuscan flavors of this gourmet pizza will turn family pizza night into a "family party"!Chicken Alfredo Pizza
9 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
1/2 cup Alfredo sauce
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken, seasoned with garlic salt & fresh ground pepper
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
red pepper strips
Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Combine rolls together and roll into a 13-inch circle. Place on a sprayed 12-inch pizza pan. Poke with a fork several times to prevent bubbles from forming. Pre-bake at 350°F 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
Spread Alfredo sauce over pre-baked crust. Top with chicken, green onions, cheese and red pepper strips.
Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is nicely melted. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh basil.