Wood-Fired Oven Pizza with Grilled Vegetables Recipe Video

Our 'Now you're Cooking' segment comes to us from the NW Natural Street of Dreams. This once a year celebration is a great place to see the latest and greatest in homes and new construction. Now, you may be wondering how NW Natural can be involved in a 'wood-fired' pizza. This oven has a small gas fired starter so you can get your oven up and running faster and that means a more consistent cooking temperature. Chef Andy Arndt from Aquariva shows us how to make a delicious pizza and grilled vegetables.


Cooking Time20 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings2
Interest GroupHealthy,


 Shallots3 Medium, sliced
 Prosciutto1⁄2 Pound, sliced
 Speck1⁄2 Pound, sliced
 Marinara4 Tablespoon (roasted tomato sauce or pizza sauce)
 Pizza dough6 Ounce, divided (into 3 ounce balls)
 Bechamel4 Tablespoon (white sauce)
 Mozzarella cheese4 Ounce, sliced (buffalo mozzarella)
 Cheddar cheese4 Tablespoon, shredded
 Zucchini1 Large, sliced thinly
 Squash1 Large, sliced
 Ripe firm tomatoes2 Large, cut into thick slices (roma or beefsteak)
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Sea salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cracked black pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Basil leaves6 Large (for garnish) (Optional)
 Blue cheese1 Tablespoon, crumbled (for garnish) (Optional)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1360 Calories from Fat 644

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 74 g114%

Saturated Fat 27.1 g135.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 225.9 mg

Sodium 5736.6 mg239%

Total Carbohydrates 67 g22.4%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g28.9%

Sugars 18.4 g

Protein 101 g201.3%

Vitamin A 77.1% Vitamin C 145.4%

Calcium 69.7% Iron 27.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat a gas grill to high and make sure the grill grates are clean and free of debris. Also fire up the wood fired oven.
2. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables and sprinkle with salt and red pepper.
3. Oil the grill grates and decrease the heat to medium. Put the prepared veggies on the grill.
4. Lightly flour the counter-top and flatten each of the dough balls (3 ounce each). Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 16-inch round, rotating and stretching the dough as you go. Make a thin crust as it cooks perfectly in a wood oven or on a grill. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured pizza peel and stretch to re-shape if necessary.
5. Top one with tomato sauce and scatter prosciutto slices and mozzarella, and another base with the white sauce, shallots and cheddar.
6. Cook the pizzas until the bottom of crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 5-7 minutes.
7. Remove the pizza to a cooling rack and let rest for 3 minutes before garnishing and slicing.

8. Garnish the pizzas with basil and cheese and serve with the grilled veggies on the side.

Editors Review

In this pizza recipe video Chef Andy Arndt from Aquariva shows you how to make your own wood fired, authentic Italian pizza from scratch that's healthy and delicious and brings a little taste of Italy into your home. The wood fired oven does give crisp wood flavored pizzas but you can make these on a barbecue grill or in an oven too.