3 Amazingly Delicious Homemade White Pizza Variations

Last updated on August 13, 2023

In recent years, white pizzas have become quite popular. The obvious difference between a white pizza and a traditional Italian pie would be the absence of tomato sauce.

It makes for a nice change, especially when you’ve invited family and friends to try pizza the way it should be baked.

Now that you’ve invested in your very own wood-fired pizza oven, it’s time to start showing off your culinary skills.

There really is nothing to compare with a wood-fired or even a multi-fuel pizza oven because of the temperatures they can reach.

However, that might pose a problem if you don’t understand just how important it is to keep that oven outdoors. Bear in mind, they reach temperatures of up to 950 degrees Fahrenheit, so they simply are not safe inside.

Also, the smoke from a wood-burning oven isn’t healthy to breathe in. With that said, let’s get to those white pizza variations.

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Basic White Pizza Foundation

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You would make the dough just like you would for a tomato pie. The difference is in the toppings, and so the basic white pizza is the crust and any cheeses you want to top it with.

You’ll want to spread a layer of olive oil over the crust prior to topping it. For best results in the wood-fired setting of a multi-fuel oven like the Ooni Karu, you would probably not want your oven to reach the ultra-hot temperatures like you would for a tomato pie.

White pies can easily scorch or burn at high temperatures, so adjust the settings accordingly.

Greek Spinach and Feta Cheese Pie

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For this variation, you would start with the basic white pizza foundation. Once that is topped with freshly grated mozzarella, you will add a generous sprinkling of feta cheese and fresh spinach leaves.

Some people like to add chopped fresh garlic and sliced black olives. What could be more traditionally Greek than feta cheese and olives?

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

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This is perhaps one of the most time-consuming recipes for white pizzas but also one of the most popular. Once again, you would make the crust as you would for any other pizza.

However, while the dough is rising, you should cut white meat chicken into small cubes and then sauté them in olive oil with a touch of fresh garlic.

In a small saucepan, start the alfredo sauce with a recipe of your choice. The most common recipe starts with roux, heavy cream, grated Romano or parmesan cheese, and sometimes a bit of mozzarella to help thicken the sauce.

Once you’ve rolled the pie, spread mozzarella generously on top. Add the chicken and then carefully pour the alfredo sauce over the top.

Remember that white pizzas can scorch easily before the crust is done, so you would probably set your oven somewhere between 400° and 500° F. Anything hotter than that would have the topping scorched before it’s time to take it out of the oven.

So, there you have your basic white pizza and a couple of variations to play with for the time being. Once you have them down to a science, it’s time to experiment, and this is where the fun begins for real!

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