My latest experiment turned new favorite pizza is this Buffalo Chicken Meatball Deep Dish Pizza. Sometimes I use an “experimentation” cook night to try to come up with different recipes that may or may not work. And sometimes, I hit a home run.
If I could eat pizza every day I would. So much that I could probably be the fifth turtle of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Just call me “Dudeatello”. Get it? I should stick to cooking. 🙂
My wife always harps on me because I’m always trying to incorporate (and find any excuse to use) buffalo wing sauce. With this recipe, I take the traditional flavors you would find with buffalo wings, add in some tender chicken meatballs, and bake it all — covered in cheese, of course — into a deep-dish pizza.
Making the Buffalo Chicken Meatball Pizza:
The chicken meatballs are flavorful and guaranteed to be moist. I use egg as one of the ingredients (aids in the moist and tender factor) along with fresh cilantro and Parmesan cheese.
Some people use breadcrumbs in their meatballs, but I prefer to use grated Parmesan cheese. It enhances the flavor while lowering the number of carbs.
For the cheese, I use Muenster cheese and mozzarella cheese. It helps to calm the heat from the buffalo sauce.
The glue that brings this pizza together is the buffalo pizza sauce. I create this by combining buffalo sauce with Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and heavy whipping cream.
Normally, I bake my deep-dish pizzas in a large cast-iron skillet, but I’ve found that using a springform pan creates the perfect doughy texture for the crust.
When you want a great tasting pizza for pizza night give this Buffalo Chicken Meatball Deep Dish Pizza a spot on the menu. Enjoy!Print