What Can You Cook In An Outdoor Pizza Oven?

You may be wondering what you can cook using a pizza oven. That is the question that many people want to know the answer to. This article will show you some of the things that are possible and give you some privacy home recipes to get started in your own pizza oven and other cooking accessories.


A pizza oven may seem like a great way to have a party but don’t walk away from it too soon. It has many uses beyond being around for parties, and this article wants to show these other benefits of owning woodfired ovens. When you have an outdoor pizza oven, you can make everything from pizzas to popovers.


The first thing you can make in a pizza oven is wood fired pizza. You can make your own pizzas by using your favorite toppings (like these 2 topping pizza combinations) and making the crust from scratch or by using a premade crust. Make sure that you have everything prepped before you start cooking, as it is one of the things that takes the most time in the cooking process. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different toppings on the crusts; there are many different things that go well with pizza, such as sautéed vegetables or even fruits.

What Else Can You Make With An Outdoor Pizza Oven?

Just about anything besides pizza that you can cook to desired temperatures in conventional ovens can work in wood burning ovens.  This isn’t a guide to cooking but it will give you some great ideas.

Popovers and Calzones

There are many different baked goods you can make on a pizza oven, and one you may not have thought of is popovers. You can use the same ingredients as for making pizza, including the crust. The only difference is that you add some baking powder into the batter and then bake it in a pizza oven. It makes nice-looking popovers that are delicious.  These taste great when cooked with a wood fire.  Don’t forget the garlic butter!  I’ve even stuffed them with pulled pork.

Spinach Quiche

Another easy food to make on a pizza oven is a spinach quiche. This tasty dish is made by putting together some ingredients such as cream cheese, eggs, and spinach. Put this mixture in a pie crust before putting it in the pizza oven to bake. You can put any type of meat or vegetable you want on the crust as long as you fill it up after it comes out of the oven. This is a meal that will please everyone when they are hungry.

Breads, Flatbread and Focaccia

If having a pizza workburning oven is not enough, you can use it to make any type of bread you would want in your home. The pizza oven will cook a variety of different breads, including loaves of bread or rolls. You can really have a great time using this device because you can make anything that you would normally make with a regular oven.  Great with a side of potato chips!

Garlic Bread

Slap some garlic butter on some homemade bread and toast it up right on the pizza stones.  Delicious!

Roasted Vegetables

You can make roasted vegetables in a cast iron skillet in your pizza oven, and they come out great. You just have to be sure that you have the vegetables prepped before you start cooking them. They are great for having around during cold weather and make for an easy side dish for any meal.  I especially love corn on the cob and roasted potatoes in outdoor gas pizza ovens.

Roast Meats & Roasted Chicken

It is easy to cook meat on a pizza oven just like you would cook it in an oven at your home. You can make meats such as steaks and roasts by cutting them into pieces to fit on the stone bakes in the pizza oven. The best part is that you can get a great meal from your pizza oven without having to wait too long for it to cook.  This may even include your Christmas turkey!


There are many types of fish that you can cook in a pizza oven. You can use the basic fish that you would normally make, such as shrimp or scallops, and then season it with herbs and spices. The pizza oven will make sure your food is cooked properly on the inside.

Pizza Rolls

You can make pizza rolls by filling them up with your favorite ingredients such as pepperoni, cheese, or vegetables. They are great for having around because they can be eaten warm right out of the oven. You can find a variety of different recipes on how to make the dough for these pizza rolls so that they come out just right.


Another thing you can do in your pizza brick ovens is to cook fruit. You can bake apples or other types of fruits on the stone in the oven if you want to eat them warm. Just remember that you need to keep a close eye on them while they are cooking so they don’t burn.

Pizza Ovens Are Versatile

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When you are thinking about what you want in a pizza oven, be sure to consider how versatile they are. You can reach all different cooking temperatures.  You will find that they can be used for more than just pizza dishes. This article shows a few ideas to get you started working on your own list of ideas for your pizza oven.

Got pizza oven recipes for different kinds of mouth watering wood fired cooking?  Share them in the comments!