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Throw pizza on the grill in time for college bowl games

OW Staff Writer | 12/11/2015, midnight
With college football bowl games around the corner, consider grilling a frozen pizza. Most people think of burgers, hot dogs ...

With college football bowl games around the corner, consider grilling a frozen pizza. Most people think of burgers, hot dogs or steaks, but consider melted cheese, delicious rich tomato sauce and your favorite toppings grilled up to perfection just in time to enjoy a slice before the big game. The pizza is great to throw on the grill during college bowl tailgating and also an easy dinner solution for the hectic holiday season.

Made with a clean ingredient deck and certified gluten free, Smart Flour Foods’ pizza is designed with a proprietary flour blend that contains sorghum, amaranth and teff. These powerful whole grains give the pizza a delicious taste, classic texture, and enhanced nutritional profile.

Smart Flour Foods’ original varieties include: Uncured Pepperoni Pizza, Garden Margherita pizza made with fresh Roma tomatoes and flavorful basil, and classic cheese. This legacy lineup won “Best New Food Product” at the Natural Products Expo East in 2013, shortly after the products were introduced to the retail market.

In 2015, Smart Flour Foods continued innovating and released two new varieties to its natural and specialty pizza set: Tuscan Inspired Uncured Two Meat and Chicken Sausage. These chef-inspired flavors were both awarded as 2015 Editors’ Picks by food industry media leaders Gourmet Retailer and Progressive Grocer. The gourmet chicken sausage pizza shares the bold flavors of roasted red peppers, onion, garlic, and savory rosemary with sweet-chicken sausage made from simple ingredients, while the Tuscan-inspired Uncured Two Meat pairs genoa salami and pepperoni with the subtle, spicy kick of pepperoncini.

The company is also rolling out a line of family-size pizzas. Designed for mainstream consumers looking for “better-for-you” alternatives to classic comfort foods, the new lineup comes available in original uncured Pepperoni, Garden Margherita and Classic Cheese, while introducing a new addition, Italian Sausage.

Each of the new products are free from preservatives and artificial ingredients, feature real mozzarella and provolone cheese that is free of rGBH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone), and are topped with hand-selected uncured meats free of nitrites and nitrates. In addition, thanks to its ancient grain ingredients, Smart Flour Foods pizza is higher in protein, vitamins and minerals than leading conventional and gluten-free pizza brands.

A delicious, healthier indulgence and ideal meal solution for the entire family, Smart Flour Foods’ frozen pizzas are available at retail stores nationwide.Visit SmartFlourFoods.com/store-locator to find a store near you.

In addition to the fully prepared pizzas, Smart Flour Foods also offers frozen do-it-yourself pizza doughs. See below for suggestions on how to top them.

Do-it-yourself pizzas

Margherita pizza: Top crust with crushed San Marzano tomatoes, dried oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil. Sprinkle with diced mozzarella, torn basil and salt. Bake until the cheese melts, then drizzle with olive oil.

Quattro Stagioni pizza: Top crust with crushed San Marzano tomatoes, dried oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil. Add olives, artichoke hearts, ham and sautéed mushrooms. Sprinkle with diced mozzarella, torn basil and salt. Bake until the cheese melts.

Puttanesca pizza: Top crust with crushed San Marzano tomatoes, dried oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil. Add chopped garlic clove, anchovies, capers, olives and parsley. Sprinkle with diced mozzarella, torn basil and salt. Scatter over the tomatoes before baking. Bake until the cheese melts.

Roasted Pepper pizza: Top crust with crushed San Marzano tomatoes, dried oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil. Add roasted pepper strips and red pepper flakes with diced mozzarella. Bake until the cheese melts.

Potato-Rosemary pizza: Top crust with olive oil, fresh rosemary, sea salt and one-half thinly-sliced potato. Sprinkle with pecorino and bake until crisp.

Apple, Cheddar and Bacon pizza: Brush crust with olive oil and season with salt. Top with 1 sliced apple, 1 teaspoon fresh thyme and 1 cup shredded cheddar. Bake until cheese melts, then top with crumbled bacon and maple syrup.