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Carnitas Pizza Recipe
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Carnitas Pizza

If you can manage it, save your leftover carnitas to try this Carnitas Pizza. The dough is super simple to whip up and is really quite quick for a yeast dough!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 237kcal

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 3/4 cup warm water about 110 degrees
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the toppings:

  • 1/2 cup salsa verde or more to taste
  • 2 handfuls Monterey or pepper jack cheese
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1-2 cups leftover Carnitas to taste

Instructions

  • To prepare the dough, place the warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle the yeast and sugar on top and let bloom, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the flour, salt, and olive oil to the yeast mixture and turn the mixer (fitted with the dough hook) to medium. Knead until the dough comes together to form a smooth dough. Remove dough to an oiled bowl and place in the oven with the light turned on.
  • Let rise for one hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  • Heat a medium skill over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan. Add the onion and peppers to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and beginning to brown, about 5-10 minutes. Set aside.
  • When the dough has doubled, punch it down.
  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  • Roll the dough out on a well floured surface to a 12 inch circle and place on a pizza stone or pan.
  • Spread the salsa verde in a thin layer of the dough, adding more salsa verde if desired. Sprinkle with the cheese and top with the meat and vegetables.
  • Bake on the middle rack for 8-10 minutes or until the edges of the crust are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1.7mg