Simple. Fun. And flavorful like you won’t believe. I’ve been drowning slices of this gloriously delicious green chile pizza in ranch for decades. I can’t stop. I won’t stop.
Get your Zia (New Mexican flag) socks on, because the next stop is Flavorville!
- freshly shredded medium cheddar cheese
- freshly grated parmesan cheese
- roasted and chopped New Mexican green chile
- roasted garlic
You’ll need some homemade pizza dough as base.
Start by chopping your garlic head, green chile (if using frozen chiles), and your turkey. The goal here is to create small pieces that will distribute evenly. For you type-A chefs: 1 inch in size for the turkey and 1/2 inch for the green chile.
Pro Tip: Buy bulk roasted turkey breast. It’s WAY CHEAPER than sliced stuff from a deli.
Pour out a tablespoon of high-heat oil on your pizza pan before placing the dough ball on the oil bath. Press out a crust with your fingers then flatten the pizza with your greased palms. The goal is a flat, even crust surface. It’s not the a cratered moon pizza. Press the crust into the side of the pan with your fingers and pretend you’re making a pie crust (and that’s why pizzas are called “pies”).
Spread toppings on. Cheddar, then roasted garlic, then turkey, then green chile, and finally the parmesan.
Place in center rack and bake until crust is golden brown.
Enjoy, people. Enjoy!
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS GREEN CHILE PIZZA
Can I use green chile salsa?
Absolutely. I’d just put it in a colander for 10-minutes just to strain it before you throw it on the pizza. Annnd, I like this stuff!
Can I freeze this?
Oh, absolutely you can freeze this. I try to always have half a frozen pizza ready for a hectic day. I NEVER USE THE MICROWAVE to heat up the frozen pizza. Start a pan on medium heat. Spoon in a 1/2 tsp of high heat oil and place frozen pizza on oil. Spoon in a tsp of water beside pizza slice and quickly cover with lid. When the water evaporates leave pizza for another minute or so, or until the bottom of the crust gets brown and crispy.
Say “no” to the microwave.
Can I make this gluten free?
This dough recipe actually works really well with gluten free 1 to 1 flour.