Green Garlic Cream Pizza Sauce

White Sauce Pizza Recipe 

The internet is full of crazy allegations and outlandish theories. From claiming the world is flat to Justin Bieber being a space lizard. As much as I wish the latter was true its most likely not and some theories on the internet just need to die.So today I will do my part to clean the internet of false claims. Since I’m still not sure about Justin Bieber’s origins I’ll tackle the LIES of white pizza sauce.

All you have to do is a simple google search for white pizza sauce and you will be bombarded with recipes that start by saying, “add flour and butter to a pan to make a roux. Slowly whisk in milk and cook until thickened.”Enough is enough! Besides the fact that these sauces make for a pizza that is heavy and dense, it’s also way more work then you need to do.

The most amount of work you should be putting in is heating up a pot of cream with aromatics and the least should be opening up a carton of cream and using it. White pizzas should be more about the cheese then the sauce. By using cream we are just creating an opportunity for the cheese to melt evenly and become slightly saucy.Although this sauce is simple there are a couple of ways to go about making it.

You can use cream straight out of the carton. I like to do this when I want to showcase a certain cheese. I find this to be really great with vegetarian pies that use a more unique or robust cheese than mozzarella. It can help bring out the flavors of a taleggio or fontina without overpowering it as a flavored cream would.

When it comes to flavoring cream you have two options steeping and blending. Steeping is a great option for earthier flavors. Earthy flavors of rosemary or thyme really come out when heated in cream, as does the savory taste of mushroom stems. There is no need to chop anything just add the ingredients whole and heat the cream to just below a simmer and wait 10 minutes and strain. Blending, on the other hand, is great for bright flavors. I like it with softer herbs like basil or chives. It brings freshness to a white pizza that can lighten up a normally rich pie. It’s one of my favorite ways to make this style of sauce. I put everything into a blender and blend until the cream slightly thickens. A great combination is a green garlic and lemon.It’s got a nice kick of garlic and brightness from the lemon juice.Green garlic is only available in the spring and it pairs really well with all those spring vegetables we have missed during a wet winter.

Green Garlic Cream


One stalk of green garliczest of one lemonjuice of half a lemon1 pint of heavy creamsalt to taste

Combine all ingredients into a blender. Turn the blender on medium speed and blend until the cream slightly thickens. Make sure not to blend the mixture for too long or it will become too thick and turn into whipped cream.

Chicago’s Pizza Pot Pie Recipe

Chicago’s Famous Pizza Pot Pie Recipe 

Everyone knows the Chicago deep dish pizza but I doubt many people have heard of their other famous pie… the Pizza Pot Pie. It’s nowhere near as widespread as the classic deep dish but it definitely has a cult following.  When I stumbled across a video of the pizza potpie from Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. I knew I needed to try and recreate it. 

First off what exactly is a pizza pot pie? Well, it’s a pizza in reverse that’s cooked in a bowl. However, we prefer to use an 8-in deep dish pizza pans instead of potentially staining or ruining a nice bowl. The sauce is also a little different; it’s essentially a meat sauce almost like a ragu or bolognaise. Very, different compared to a more traditional pizza sauce. The cheese, however, is what really makes this pizza famous. It stretches, it’s gooey and most important of all there is a lot of it.

Pizza Pot Pie Recipe

Pizza Pot Pie


2 cups of Ragu1 cup of roasted bell peppers sliced½ cup of sliced olives2/3 lbs of low moisture mozzarella cheese sliced1 portion of pizza dough3 tablespoons of melted butter


Preheat your oven to 400F. Put the ragu in a pot and heat over medium heat. Meanwhile, brush melted butter on the inside of an 8in deep dish pizza pan saving the remaining butter. Line the inside of the pan with slices of mozzarella making sure to go up the sides of the pan as well. Sprinkle the cheese with the bell peppers and olives. When the ragu is hot, pour it into the pan.

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Roll your pizza dough into 10-in wide circle. Carefully drape the dough over the top of the deep dish pan. Place the pan on a sheet tray and transfer to a 400F oven.Cook the pizza pot pie for 20 minutes or until the crust becomes golden brown.

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Remove the pizza from the oven and brush the crust with the leftover butter. Place a plate on top of the crust and using a pair of kitchen gloves hold the plate and the pan and flip over so the plate is down and the bottom of the pan is facing up. Use a spoon to gently loosen the crust all the way around the outside of the pan. Remove the pan and serve.

Try It With Your Own Deep Dish Pan

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 Aluminum Deep Dish Pizza Pans 

For More Alternative Recipes Check Out:

Homemade Pita Bread RecipeChicago Bar Style Pizza Recipe 

This week’s PIZZA OF THE WEEK is made by Andrea @cellarandsalt – She made an amazing looking pie with the Stovetop pizza oven, great work! 

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Thanks so much to everyone else submitting pizzas! I see you, keep baking it looks delicious! 

If you tried out the BAR PIZZA I would love to see on Instagram @_pizzacraft  or #pizzacraft. Next time we will choose our favorite pizza to feature right here on the blog!

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The Trick To Making Amazing Stir Fry!

What Makes A Great Stir Fry?

Stir fry recipes? I thought this was a pizza blog. Well it is, and that’s what the Pizzeria Pronto® Outdoor Pizza Oven and Pizzaque were originally made for – but we also found they can be used to make amazing stir-fry. The Pizza Oven Wok Kit is an inexpensive way to expand the capabilities of your pizza oven! You may be asking yourself, why we would make a kit for converting the pizza oven into a wok burner? 

We have talked a lot about the high heat that the pronto produces and its ability to replicate authentic flavors that would be found in a wood-fired oven. That intense heat is also needed when stir frying. The burner in our oven has a whopping 15,000 BTUs or in layman’s terms, our oven has a very powerful burner. You can preheat the wok until it starts smoking in less than 30 seconds. All you have to do is remove the lid from your oven and you are ready to cook an amazing stir fry on your outdoor oven! So let’s all say goodbye to mushy stir-fry vegetables and soggy noodles and hello to a meal that is fresher than those to-go orders you have been getting.

Tangerine Beef Recipe

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2/3 lbs flank, skirt, or butchers steak sliced across the grain
2 tangerines
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
½ tablespoon of brown sugar
3 green onions white and pale green part cut into 1-inch pieces and greens sliced thin and kept separate


Peel the tangerine trying to keep the peel in large pieces. Remove as much of the white from the peel as possible. This can be done by using a sharp knife cutting just below the white or you can use a butter knife to scrape it off. Once white has been removed slice into thin slices. Juice the tangerine flesh and add the soy sauce and brown sugar to it. Heat the wok on low and add the tangerine peel, sugar and ¼ cup of water. Cook until the liquid has evaporated but the sugars haven’t caramelized. Remove the peals from the wok and set aside. Clean the wok by adding some water to it and wiping clean with some paper towels. Heat the wok on high until it begins to smoke and add some vegetable oil. Add the sliced beef and let it sit for one minute without moving or until it begins to get some color. Add the whites of the green onion and cook for about another minute tossing a couple of times. Add the tangerine peel and the juice mixture and cook until liquid is thick and syrupy. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with the green onion tops.

Tangerine Beef Recipe

Szechuan Green Beans


1 lb of green beans
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 tablespoon of julienned ginger
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of ground Szechuan peppercorns (can be replaced with 1 tablespoon of 5 spice)
5 small dried chili seeds removed and cut into rings

Pizzeria Pronto Stir Fry


Heat the wok on high until it begins to smoke and add a little bit of vegetable oil immediately followed by half the green beans. Allow mixture to sit for about a minute or until the beans get a little color and then give it a toss and allow to keep cooking until they are blistered. Remove the beans from the wok and set aside. Repeat this process with the rest of the beans. When the second set of beans are cooked and removed from the wok turn heat down to medium-low and add a little bit of oil and the ginger and garlic. Cook them 15 seconds and add the Szechuan peppercorns and chilies, cook for 5 seconds before adding the soy sauce. Add the beans back to the pan and cook tossing constantly until the soy sauce has reduced to almost nothing. Transfer beans to a bowl or plate and serve.

Try It With Your Own Wok Kit


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For More Alternative Recipes Check Out:

Homemade Pita Bread RecipeHow to cook perfect steak in the pronto!

This week’s PIZZA OF THE WEEK is made by Ante @antes-moments! Ante made a great looking pizza this week on his Pizzacraft® Pizza Stone! Great work Ante!

Thanks so much to everyone else submitting pizzas! I see you, keep baking it looks delicious! 

If you tried out Stir Fry on your Pronto® I would love to see on Instagram @_pizzacraft  or #pizzacraft. Next week will choose our favorite pizza or pita to feature right here on the blog!