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How to Build Your Own Pizza Bar
Bored with the usual pizza delivery routine? Get ready to shake things up with a Jones Dairy Farm-centric make-your-own pizza bar, a fun and versatile option for pizza lovers of all ages. It’s perfect for parties, get-togethers, or a Friday movie night at home.
Building your own pizza bar is not only easy but provides the opportunity to make a limitless number of pizza creations. The premise is simple, the more pizza toppings you provide, the more variations you can make. Even picky eaters will be pleased! And creativity is not the only benefit. A pizza bar allows you to use leftovers or whatever you have on hand in the fridge or cupboard, address any dietary restrictions or food allergies, and finally end future disagreements about what kind of pizza to order.
For the meat lovers out there, let Jones Dairy Farm become your go-to source for delicious protein-based toppings with the likes of our all-natural breakfast sausage, naturally smoked Canadian bacon and ham, and crispy dry-aged bacon.
To help get you started, Jones Corporate Chef Kate Lulloff created an ingredient checklist to build your own pizza bar.
Choose your Crust (or no crust)
- Thin or thick crust pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
- English muffins or bagels
- Meatza – smash ground beef as thin as possible to form a meat crust (Paleo friendly)
Let’s get saucy!
- Prepared marinara or pizza sauce
- BBQ sauce
- Olive oil and garlic
- Ranch dressing
- Alfredo sauce
Can’t forget the Cheese
- Feta or Ricotta
- Dairy free
Pack with Protein
- Jones Sausage Links/Patties
- Jones Roll Sausage (cook and crumble ahead of time)
- Jones Ham
- Jones Bacon
- Jones Canadian Bacon
- Chicken (shredded, diced)
- Ground beef
Finish with Fruits and Veggies
- Sliced Black or Green Olives
- Sliced Green Onions or Leeks
- Sliced Red Onions
- Sliced Mushrooms
- Chopped Green, Red, Yellow and Orange Bell Peppers
- Sliced Jalapeños or Banana Peppers
- Pineapple chunks or thinly sliced Apples
- Spinach or Arugula
- Sundried Tomatoes
Wait while you Bake and other tips from Chef Kate:
- Preheat your oven to the desired temperature before you start making the pizzas. Chef Kate recommends high heat (450°F) for crispier crust.
- Consider cooking the pizzas either individually or in groups of two depending on the size of the pizzas and the oven.
- Parchment on sheet pans is great for making pizzas, especially individual ones, if not using pizza pans.
- Think outside the box for the “sauce.” For example, butternut squash puree is another great one for fall (more below).
- Chef Kate also loves making pizza in cast iron skillets. Oil the skillet (or cook your sausage in it first, then remove from skillet), and press your dough into the skillet and up the sides. Layer with sauce and toppings, finish with cheese, and cook in a 450 °F. oven for about 20 minutes… crispy, chewy, deep dish pizza.
Pizza Bar Creations
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the toppings listed above, Chef Kate also shared some of her favorite pizza creations below:
It’s Fall, Y’all Pizza…Enjoy with apple cider for the perfect way to celebrate the autumn season.
- Jones Chicken Sausage Links sliced into coins
- Butternut squash puree
- Roasted red onions
- Sliced Granny Smith apples
- Drizzle with hot honey
The Hawaiian White Pizza…a twist on the classic Hawaiian style pizza but with an olive oil base instead of pizza sauce.
- Jones Canadian Bacon (cook and roughly chop before adding to pizza)
- Green onion
- Bell Peppers
- Olive oil base
- Jalapeno sliced (optional)
BBQ Meat Lovers Pizza…add all of your favorite Jones products along with sweet and tangy barbecue sauce of choice.
- Jones Sausage Roll (cooked and crumble before adding to pizza)
- Jones Ham
- Jones Bacon (cook and roughly chop before adding to pizza)
- Barbecue sauce
- Parmesan and Cheddar
- Mushrooms, onions and green pepper (optional)
Even More Pizza Ideas!
Since we love pizza at Jones Dairy Farm, here are 3 more flavorful pizza combinations featuring Jones breakfast meats from the Jones website.
Sausage Gravy Breakfast Pizza: We’ve combined two of our favorites: cheesy pizza and biscuits and gravy! Topped with sunny side up eggs, this breakfast pizza will satisfy the whole gang.
Spinach Bacon Ranch Pizza: Spread ranch dressing on your favorite pizza crust and layer with crumbled Jones bacon, fresh baby spinach and shredded mozzarella. Bake to perfection.
Sausage Supreme Pizza Bowls: Ditch the crust and bake your favorite pizza toppings in a single-serving bowl. Low carb and gluten free, it’s a great way to shake up pizza night.
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