Picture this: a warm, crackling wood fire, the aromatic scent of smoky embers, and the tantalizing promise of an unforgettable culinary experience. In the world of outdoor cooking, few things evoke the same sense of rustic charm and flavor as a blazing fire. But what if we told you that you could bring that wood-fired magic right into your backyard, and onto your plate? Introducing a culinary masterpiece that marries the irresistible appeal of pizza with the indulgent crunch of nachos – Wood Fired Pizza Nachos.
Imagine the fusion of perfectly blistered mozzarella, zesty tomato sauce, and your favorite pizza toppings all layered atop crispy, homemade tortilla chips. The result? A sensational dish that captures the essence of a wood-fired pizzeria, served in a fun, shareable format. Whether you're hosting a casual outdoor gathering, tailgating with friends, or simply looking to elevate your weeknight dinner game, Wood Fired Pizza Nachos are the answer.
One of the biggest benefits of cooking on a fire pit is the sense of community it fosters. Gathering around the warm glow of the flames with family and friends creates an intimate atmosphere where stories are shared, laughter fills the air, and bonds are strengthened. It's an opportunity to disconnect from technology and reconnect with loved ones in a meaningful way.
In this blog post, we'll take you on a culinary journey to create this delectable masterpiece right in the comfort of your own outdoor cooking space. Discover the joy of outdoor cooking as you create mouthwatering meals together and make lasting memories that will warm your heart for years to come with the recipe below.
Grab your apron and gather 'round the fire pit, because it's time to embark on a flavorful adventure that's sure to become a favorite in your household. Let's dive in!
Garlic Cream Sauce Ingredients:
- 1.5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- Red Pepper Flakes (to taste)
- 1 bag of tortilla chips
- ¼ cup onion, diced
- ½ cup pepperoni, cut into quarters
- ½ cup black olives, sliced
- ½ of a whole bell pepper, diced
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 cup Colby-Jack cheese, shredded
Garlic Cream Sauce: Melt the butter and olive oil in a saucepan. Once the butter is melted, add the minced garlic and stir. After a minute or two, add in the cream and milk. Stir until it comes to a boil. Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and cheese. Stir until sauce has thickened. Once it has thickened, remove from fire and set aside.
Nachos: Grab your cast iron skillet and add the tortilla chips. Drizzle the garlic cream sauce all over the chips. Top with the onions, pepperoni, olives, bell pepper, and Colby Jack cheese. The best approached is to layer it between tortilla chips so every bit gets plenty of toppings. Place over the open fire and cover. Cook until the cheese is nice and bubbly and the veggies are warm, about 5-8 minutes.
RECIPE COURTESY OF COOKING WITH JANICA