making pizza

Winter has set in hard and fast in the Red Bank area and one cure for the bitter cold of January is fresh pizza. Chances are you’ve got a little extra time on your hands with the short days and long, cold nights ahead, which means you can get creative by making your own unique pizza pies at home. While we offer a great selection of specialty pizzas at Mangia, we wanted to share some special recipes that you could work on at home when you want to try something new.

Savory & Sweet

This is becoming a popular trend in artisanal pizza making, and for good reason—it is delicious! There are a number of recipes that include taking a sweet fruit and using it as a topping alongside a savory meat and then baking it all into heavenly bliss. You can make a light, yet filling pizza by grilling some grapes and then mixing in some cut up soppressata for an afternoon pizza snack. If you want to get decadent, use Gorgonzola cheese to take it to a new level.

Fruit and cheese

Using strawberries when making pizza is another solid choice, not just because they kind of look like tomatoes when they’re cut up! They can accent sharper flavors that come from a strong cheese or meat quite well. Combine it with prosciutto and arugula for a surprising flavor combo, and use a little balsamic vinaigrette as a finishing touch.

Bold Flavors

You always have the option of ordering pizza from our Red Bank restaurant, but there are some downright delicious possibilities that you can make at home too. If you’re craving the crispy crunch of fried chicken with mashed potatoes and corn, then why not turn it into a pizza? The mashed potatoes act as a sauce on this one. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative, then you can take that corn and char it on the grill, and then bake it into a pizza with avocado and goat cheese for a light, refreshing pizza snack.

Contact Mangia Brick Oven Pizza today if you’d like to order some specialty pizzas. You can place an order online or give us a call at (732) 578-9000.