Recently I hosted book club and decided to go with a flatbread/tart theme. So I searched long and hard for some handheld bites that I thought would delight.
One thing that jumped out at me was The BEST Strawberry Pizza recipe. Wait…there are multiple strawberry pizza recipes out there? Guess I’ve been living under a rock.
Time to change that. After reading through the recipe, it actually DID sound like The BEST Strawberry Pizza recipe.
So, why not give it a try?
Most people at least like strawberries so I wouldn’t be faced with the always-heated “pineapple/no pineapple on my pizza” debate. Strawberries seemed like a safe option.
Plus, I was looking for something fresher and lighter than a meat-heavy pizza.
This recipe hit the mark on that as well. Consider it added to my book club menu!
Additional Savory Option
If you’re looking for another savory option to pair with The Best Strawberry Pizza, check out this Six Ingredient Warm Pear Brie Arugula Naan. She’s a stunner, too!
Ready in less than 20 minutes, this recipe makes entertaining so simple and your guests will gobble it up.
In fact, you’d better make 2!
If you’re looking for a Simple to Make and Made to Impress sweet treat, check out our post on The Simplest Ombre Citrus Cream Tart. This stunner is ready in less than 30 minutes and will knock the socks off kids and adults alike with its flaky puff pastry crust, its tangy, nutty, sweet cream and its eye-popping blood oranges that offer a hint of…raspberries? Yup. You read that right. Jump on over to the post and check it out.
Additional (Small) Party Ideas
Putting together even a simple party−menus, drinks, and presentation−is sometimes overwhelming.
But, it doesn’t have to be!
To keep things simple, check out the party ideas in our Six Ingredient Warm Pear Brie Arugula Naan post.
The Best Strawberry Pizza
Simple to Make−The Best Strawberry Pizza
Source: Cooks with Cocktails
I’ll be honest…I took the easy way out with this recipe.
I did NOT make the pizza dough from scratch. As I was serving this at book club, I needed to cut the prep time so I could get all my goodies made in time.
So, would this be better with homemade pizza dough. Most likely.
But, do I feel guilty about swapping out for store-bought? Not one bit. And neither should you. Keep reading to see what I would do differently if I used the flatbread again.
This pizza is not only lovely to look at but is also delicious. Especially if you’re a fan of the sweet/salty/savory flavor profile. The combination of the bright, sweet strawberries with the salty cheeses and prosciutto and the sweet/savory caramelized onions will have you reaching for a second slice.
Five things to know about The BEST Strawberry Pizza recipe:
- You can prep the strawberry sauce and caramelized onions a day in advance. If you’re making this for a party or as part of a larger menu, it’s nice to know that you can get some of the prep work done ahead. I made the strawberry sauce and caramelized my onions the day before I needed them. I also cooked them at the same time to further reduce my prep time. They took about the same time to cook, so that worked out well.
- If you’re in a bind for time, opt for pre-made pizza dough or flatbread. Making the pizza dough from the recipe will give you the best result, but sometimes we just don’t have the time (or confidence in the kitchen) to make our own dough. You know what? That’s ok. For my version of this pizza, I used a premade flatbread. Was it perfect? No. Did anyone complain that I didn’t make my own dough? Also, no. The one thing I would do differently next time if I’m using a premade flatbread is to slide it into the oven and crisp it up for a few minutes before adding the toppings and finishing the cooking.
- If you’re not using a pizza stone, be sure to follow the alternate instructions and reduce your oven temperature to 425°. I don’t own a pizza stone, so this is the route I took. I also had to increase my baking time to 12 minutes because of the non-crispy flatbread mentioned in the previous bullet. Sigh…
- Do you really need to caramelize the onions? YES! Should you be hesitant to try caramelizing onions? NO! Caramelizing onions is really a very simple process, but it is one where you don’t want to walk away from the stove while they’re cooking. You’ll need to babysit the onions a bit, but it really is easy to caramelize onions. The onions break down during the caramelization process and, as they soften and the natural sugars in them break down, you get a savory sweetness that pairs well with the strawberries, ricotta, mozzarella, and prosciutto on this pizza.
- This pizza is great for parties and holidays. With a sweet, salty, and savory flavor profile, this strawberry pizza should appeal to all appetites. Next time you’re hosting a party or need an extra something for your holiday table, try out this pizza recipe. Who can say no to pizza?