Take-out Tuesday, Summer Pizzas

I hope all the Dad’s had a wonderful Father’s Day~

HHjr took his oldest son and a couple of friends to the beach

Wow, did they catch fish!

Super Boy caught this giant Red Snapper all by himself

A rainy forecast on the coast the weekend before last kept us in “the city”

HHjr said, “Let’s make some pizzas…”

“DD told me they just had an awesome one from Gianmarco’s,

Chilton County Peach & Sausage Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle,”  I said,

“Let’s do a knock-off!”

Gianmarco’s is a local {Birmingham} treasure trove of authentic Italian food and they recently opened a pizzeria as well, check out these yummy pizza descriptions:

After looking up their menu on line, I actually called the restaurant and talked to a server who further described the pizza for me

It doesn’t have a sauce, rather the crust is brushed with olive oil and the fresh mozzarella melts down over the crust securing the ingredients

So good!

He also made a pizza with fresh corn, asparagus and Alfredo sauce

And an Italian Meat Lovers with

salami, sausage, prosciutto, marinara and shaved Parmesan

They were all divine!

Sometimes he makes his own dough, but he often buys the fresh dough from Publix and divides it into 3-4 portions to make a variety of pizzas

You can grill or bake the pizzas, I recommend pre-baking* the crust for 5-8 minutes, if baking in the oven, 2-3 minutes per side if grilling, and then add toppings and return to oven for 5-10 more minutes to finish

*If cooking pizzas in a super hot pizza oven, it is not necessary to pre-bake crusts

I recommend you experiment with your equipment and technique before throwing a pizza party as there are a lot of variables

Pizza Party

Prepare crusts and pre-bake ahead of time

You can assemble pizzas ahead of time and refrigerate.  Stack them on a baking sheet with sheets of wax paper or parchment paper in between them

OR let everyone help, set out a “buffet of toppings” and let guests top their own

Advance prep will make it possible to get a lot of pizzas cooked in a short time

It’s also fun to have everyone sample each one as it comes out of the oven

Fresh Peach Pizza with Sausage, Prosciutto & Balsamic


  • fresh pizza dough or naan bread
  • 1-2 fresh ripe peaches peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 pound Italian or pork sausage browned and crumbled
  • 4 oz fresh Mozzarella
  • 2 oz prosciutto
  • Balsamic glaze
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • fresh basil for garnish cut into chiffonade


  • Roll out pizza dough, prick all over with a fork and bake* at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes, just until it starts to turn golden. Remove from oven. Brush with a light coating of olive oil and season with salt & pepper
  • *If grilling, place crust on a clean hot grill just for a minute or 2, and flip to cook the other side
  • Cut mozzarella into smaller pieces and distribute over crust. Top with peach slices, sausage and torn prosciutto. Return to oven or grill until hot and cheese has melted. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and garnish with fresh basil.

Fresh Corn & Asparagus Pizza Alfredo


  • fresh pizza dough or naan bread
  • 2 ears of fresh corn kernels cut from cob
  • 10-12 asparagus spears cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup Alfredo sauce
  • 2 oz shaved Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Roll out pizza dough, prick all over with a fork and bake* at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes, just until it starts to turn golden. Remove from oven.
  • *If grilling, place crust on a clean hot grill just for a minute or 2, and flip to cook the other side
  • Spread dough with Alfredo sauce and top with corn and asparagus. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle cheese over all. Return to oven or grill until heated through and cheese has melted.

Italian Meat Lover’s Pizza


  • fresh pizza dough or naan bread
  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage cooked and crumbled
  • 3 oz. prosciutto torn in strips or pieces
  • 2-3 oz. thin cut salami slices
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 3 oz. shaved Parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil optional


  • Roll out pizza dough, prick all over with a fork and bake* at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes, just until it starts to turn golden. Remove from oven.
  • *If grilling, place crust on a clean hot grill just for a minute or 2, and flip to cook the other side.
  • Spread crust with marinara sauce and top with cheese, then meats. Return to oven or grill to heat through, crisp meats, and melt cheese. Garnish with fresh basil if desired.

Please note:  Cooking times will vary according to oven or grill, thickness of crust etc.  Watch pizzas carefully until you learn the timing of this method

For the Best Pizza Dough Ever recipe click here

Mama Mia, delizioso!

๐ŸŒฝ ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ‘

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36 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Summer Pizzas”
  1. Kitty says:

    I love how you and your son work together, Jenna. It makes cooking much more fun! The pizzas all look terrific. Iโ€™d love a slice of each, please. Super Boy sure made a great catch!

  2. If HHJr decides to retire from his business, he could open a restaurant! The pizzas have my mouth watering. Oh my I would love a slice of all of them, but the one with Chilton County peaches is calling my name. Please tell him how much I enjoy his culinary skills. Happy Tuesday dear Jenna!

  3. Shelia says:

    Wow! What a fish and what a fantastic young fisherman! GiGi, you have a great bunch of real men there. Do I see Red Snapper Tacos or some other fish dish in your future? I know you are proud of your guys and with good reason.

  4. Linda says:

    Wow Jenna, that fish is huge. What a prized catch. The pizzas look so good. What a different variation with the peach and balsamic. Pizza is always so good and the combinations are endless. What a fun get together. I am so envious of your pizza oven. Even if we put one in, guess who would be making the pizzas? My hubby is not into cooking, grilling or…lol. Happy Tuesday.

  5. Sarah Anderson says:

    Wow, I didn’t realize red snappers were so big. This is exciting! I love red snapper! Pizza looks good though too. Have a great week

  6. pattyanneart says:

    Oh thatโ€™s just pizza heaven!! All look super delicious. ๐Ÿ’š I love trying different styles.

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, WOW!! What a big fish that your grandson caught!! Iโ€™m impressed!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ 
    Your pizzas look fabulous – I especially like the peach one as it is so different. I purchased a Balsamic Glaze and now I know how to use it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  8. Rita C. says:

    The summer pizzas ALL look good. That FISH and that young man! WOW!!

  9. Pattie says:

    Whoa! That is some big snapper! How proud he must have been. The pizzas look mouthwatering. Why didn’t I think to make summer pizzas? Trying these for sure. I would really like one now. (Note to Self: Keep pizza dough on hand.)

    • I hope you try the peach and sausage Pattie, and the corn one was really good too, and who doesn’t love a meat lovers…homemade pizzas are sooo good! Fresh pizza dough freezes beautifully so you can always have it on hand!

  10. Jodi says:

    Peach and Sausage!!! YUM! And oh the joy of Super Boy and his BIG catch!!! <3

  11. trkingmomoe says:

    Looks like you had a lot of fun for Father’s Day. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  12. Jessica says:

    Those look so fabulous!! And, how cool about the fishing. I’m new here, hope it’s ok to comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Mary says:

    I’m craving pizza this morning now Jenna! Love the sound of peach, sausage, balsamic drizzle~ we’ll have to try that combo when I see some fresh peaches.

  14. Mary says:

    My taste buds got ahead of my brain and forgot to comment on those snapper…amazing and what fun!

  15. The pizza looks great. But that ONE BIG WHOPPER FISH!!!

  16. chef mimi says:

    Fabulous ideas for pizzas! I love the corn one… My grand daughter is coming and I bought a pizza dough mix cause, well, she’s 4 1/2! I thought that would be a bit easier but still fun!!!

  17. Natasha Mairs - Serenity You says:

    Love this idea of summer pizzas. My favourite is the sweetcorn one

  18. Miz Helen says:

    What a fishing crew and that is a beautiful snapper! We would love your summer pizza’s, great combination and great ideas! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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