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Prep Time:
15 Minutes
Serves:
4
Grill time:
40 Minutes

Gumbo Pizza

Cajun chicken, sausage, and shrimp pizza

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Gumbo Pizza
Serves 4
Prep Time:
Grill time: 40 Minutes
This recipe is kind of funny. I walked into the kitchen without a plan. The thing I wanted to make had fallen through because of one missing ingredient. Digging through the freezer I found some pizza dough (I know cheater!), next to that was some sausage, chicken, and shrimp. Sure I could ignore the pizza dough, and make a delicious gumbo, but what’s the fun in that when I could make Gumbo Pizza?! 
Cook the toppings & pizza dough
Cook the toppings & pizza dough
Pile on the toppings
Pile on the toppings
Back onto the grill
Back onto the grill

Gumbo Pizza

Serves: 4       Total Time: 55 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 serving of Quick Pizza Dough,
    or store bought, fresh dough
  • flour for dusting
  • cornmeal for dusting
  • ¼ cup of garlic butter, melted, or roasted garlic oil
  • 3 Andouille sausages, or try our recipe for homemade sausages
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 12 to 16 shrimp
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. Cajun Creole Seasoning and Rub
  • 1 cup of pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • Sliced okra (optional)

Directions

Step 1
Place your Napoleon Pizza Stone onto the grill to preheat using indirect heat. Preheat the grill to about 400°F, leaving the side under the Pizza Stone off.
Step 2
Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the sausages for about 5 minutes.
Step 3
Season the shrimp and chicken with the Cajun Seasoning. Place the chicken, shrimp, and sausage over direct heat to cook. The shrimp will only take one or two minutes per side, the sausage only needs to stay on until grill marks form, and the chicken takes about 5 to 7 minutes per side – use a meat thermometer to ensure it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove from the grill and allow to cool before slicing for the pizza.
Step 4
Mix 1 tbsp. of Cajun Seasoning into the pizza sauce.
Step 5
Flour a work surface and roll out the pizza dough. Sprinkle the Napoleon Pizza Spatula with some cornmeal to transfer the pizza dough to the grill. Sprinkle the Pizza Stone with more cornmeal and bake the dough for 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 6
Bring the pizza dough in for topping – you loose less heat than if you top the pizza on the grill. Brush the edges of the crust with roasted garlic oil. Lay down the pizza sauce, using as much or as little as you like, add the chicken, sausage, and shrimp. Top with onion, pepper, optional okra for some real authenticity, and finally mountains of shredded cheese.
Step 7
Return the pizza to the grill and allow it to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted and bubbly.
Step 8
Slice your pizza on a cutting board so you don’t damage the stone or your pizza wheel, and serve immediately.
Getting that melt on
Getting that melt on
Slice on your cutting board
Slice on your cutting board
Not on the stone
Not on the stone
It tastes better that way
It tastes better that way
Serve with a frosty drink
Serve with a frosty drink
And loads of napkins
And loads of napkins

This Gumbo Pizza was amazing! Feel free to add or subtract spiciness as you see fit. This pizza took all of the best elements from a big ‘ole pot of gumbo and rested them upon a pillow of delicious dough, encased them under melted cheese, and combined them all to make for a very delicious meal. What is the strangest pizza (and yet delicious) combo you’ve tried? 

Happy Grilling!



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