It started the year we moved to Virginia when our niece and nephew came to live with us for the summer. These kids were in tummy shock – they went from living off of McDonald’s to eating eggplant, bell peppers, tofu, and bleu cheese! Pizza was one of the only familiar things that we made, so to help engage them in the process of cooking, and remind them that we weren’t too crazy with what we ate, we would make one every Friday. Each week that they were here, we would increase the excitement of the pizza – starting with pepperoni the first week, then pepperoni and green bell pepper the next week, then pepperoni, green bell pepper, and banana peppers the next, and on and on. By the time that they left at the end of the summer, they had surprisingly developed palates.
We love finding new ways to eat pizza, and this thai curry pizza packs a lot of sweet and spicy flavor.
Skills & Techniques
If you want to cross off a few more skills on your checklist, then here are some related articles that may help you become even more rock-awesome at pizza-making!
- Understanding the Different Types of Flour : This one is great for learning when the right time is to use bread flour versus AP flour
- Understanding Yeast & How To Make Stellar Dough : For everything you need to know about making yeast work for you.
- 9 Tips for a Perfect Pizza Crust : Everything from equipment, to temperature, to how many toppings – this covers it all!
Also, click the recipe card below to go check out my favorite hand-tossed pizza crust recipe. It is simple, yet delicious!
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If your household is anything like mine, you probably won’t have leftovers of pizza (unless you’re making more than one), but just in case, you can keep this pizza in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
If you would like to reheat the pizza, I recommend:
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Place the pizza on a sheet pan with parchment paper, or onto a clean pizza stone. Put in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until pizza is heated through.
- Carefully remove from the oven and serve hot.
The sauce on this pizza helps keep it from drying out. The crust however, since it is the whole wheat, can get a little parched. Try brushing it with some olive oil to help replenish the moisture if you think it may have gotten a bit sad.
Thai Curry Pizza
In the process of developing this thai curry pizza recipe, we had a lot of duds. We had one pizza that tasted SO MUCH like curry, that our minds and our mouths could not get on the same page – making us not even want to eat it. We would have just rather eaten actual curry. We ended up adding some sweet thai curry sauce to distract from the curry flavor and that helped round it out very nicely.
This is a vegetarian pizza, but if you would like to substitute chicken for the tofu, about 6 ounces of meat cut up should do the trick!
The great thing about this thai curry pizza recipe is that you can always change the toppings to be like the type of curry you like. If you like it less spicy, use a yellow curry sauce, or if you like to eat massaman curry you could use chicken, potatoes, and peanuts. Mix it up and make it your own version.
Happy Cooking! 🙂
Thai Curry Pizza
- 1 recipe of pizza dough for 12" pizza - whole wheat is best
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 2 heads garlic, , roasted, cloves removed, and smashed
- 5 tbsp sweet thai chile sauce
- 1/3 block firm tofu, , patted dry and diced
- 1/2 cup red curry sauce
- 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, , diced small
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, , halved
- 1 cup cucumbers, , quartered and diced
- Preheat oven to it's highest setting. Around 500°F
- Spread out cornmeal on pizza stone, then toss or spread out pizza crust until it covers the entire stone.
- In a bowl, mix together sweet thai chili sauce and the roasted cloves of garlic until well combined. Spread out on the pizza dough.
- In a bowl, mix together the curry sauce and the tofu. Set aside.
- Top the pizza with the mozzarella cheese, yellow bell pepper, grape tomatoes (cut side up), curried tofu, shredded carrots, and cucumbers.
- Place the pizza stone with pizza on top in the center of the oven and bake for 15 Minutes or until crust is browned, cheese is melted, and toppings cooked. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 Minutes before cutting with a pizza cutter.