We made Green Shamrock shaped chicken alfredo pizza’s! The right is the kids pizza, with chicken, green onions, garlic, mozzarella and Parmesan. On the left is a more grown up version adding mushrooms and spinach to the mix.
I have to say I love my bread machine. I don’t use it as often and I should or even want too! I forget about bread until it’s too late WAY too often. Which is sad because I love bread! Anyway, I have a great machine with a dough setting. Use this Pizza dough recipe and to get the color I dyed the water before I put all the dry ingredients in.
To create the shamrock shape this is what I tried. I thought they worked out really well! I rolled it out a bit to create a circle.
I cut two short notches to create a stem and two longer notches to create the third leaf.
I tried to squish the corners back into the dough a bit so it wouldn’t just turn into a circle with notches…
and rolled it out. This dough is amazing, especially if you like your pizza dough thick. It’s wonderful. But it doesn’t create the best thin crust in my opinion, a bit tough for that. Maybe if I cooked it longer…
Anyway, cook the pizza dough at 425 for 5-6 mins (and on a pizza stone, try it, there is no turning back it’s terrific!), they won’t be all the way done, but that’s how we want it, since we’ll be cooking it with the toppings more latter. While that’s cooking make the alfredo! You can use store bought if you’d rather, but I have a great homemade recipe that’s easy, foolproof and tastes great! I added the dye to the milk and cream before I started cooking them. In this picture the colors off. I need better lighting for the kitchen pictures.
When the pizza crust came out half done I added the alfredo right too it. When I first started making this pizza I added WAYYY to much sauce. I know what your thinking, how can there be such a thing as too much alfredo??? But it just doesn’t work on a pizza. It’s surprising how little sauce you really need actually. Luckily I learned from a pro (thanks Robert) who used to make pizza for a paycheck.
And finally add your toppings. I like to sauté my chicken and at the end add the garlic and onions to cook just a bit. I spread that mixture around and top with mozzarella and parmesan. Really you can add anything, my hubby likes the mushrooms and spinach and I bet some of you out there have great suggestions too! Through it back in the oven at 425 for another 5 mins to let the cheese melt and the crust finish and your ready to go!
We at ours with a green table cloth, with spinach salad, green cups and of course green milk! I hope you all had great St. Patrick’s day and even better meals!Do NOT miss a single post. Subscribe to weekly recaps for Ashlee Marie by Email Some of the links in my posts may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a very small percentage.