7 Recipes You Can Make In A Pizza Oven (That's Not Pizza!)

It's actually insane how much pizza oven technology has advanced in the last five years to the point where people like you and me, regular home cooks, can bang out incredible restaurant style dishes at home. Although one of these pizza ovens is going to be a fraction of the cost of an actual wood fired brick oven, it's still an investment no matter how you cut it. So the goal of today is to really see how far we can push a pizza oven. I'm going to be testing its limits but trying out seven different recipes, all of which are not pizza! Fun recipes like ribeye, honey roasted carrots, apple and oat crumble, and tandoori inspired chicken skewers! Click here to see the full video! 

Pita Pockets:


  • 500 grams of flour
  • 2 gram of yeast
  • 10 grams of salt
  • 325 grams of water



  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, salt, and water. Mix until you have a shaggy dough ball. Take it out of the bowl and give it a few stretch & folds over the course of two hours.
  2. Place it into a greased bowl and cover. Let it sit overnight.
  3. The next day, take the dough out and form out 8 - 10 mini dough balls. Let it rest for 30 minutes covered.
  4. Roll out a mini dough ball into a circle about 1/4 inch thick. See how I did this here! 
  5. Place your pita into the pizza oven and cook for 1 - 2 minutes. Most times you will get a puff but sometime you wont! 
  6. Repeat until you have used up all the mini dough balls.

Flame Grilled Steak  Ingredients:

  • 1 grass fed rib eye, about 2 lbs  
  • Salt and pepper to season 
  • Oil to coat



  1. Pat dry your steak and then season both sides with salt and pepper. 
  2. Place it on a rack and keep it in the fridge overnight to cure. 
  3. The next day, drizzle over some oil and place the steak in a grill or cast iron tray. Slide it into the pizza oven (closer to the back of the oven). 
  4. After 2- 3 minutes, take the steak out and flip it over. Place it back in the oven and cook for another 2 minutes. 
  5. Remove the steak from the hot pan so it doesn't over cook and let it cool down before you slice it into strips! 

Flame Roasted Steak Fries 


  • 4 - 5 potatoes
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt to season


  1. Slice your potatoes into thick wedges and cook in boiling water until fork (approx. 4 - 5 minutes).
  2. Drain the potatoes and add them to a bowl. Toss with oil and salt. 
  3. Place the potatoes into a pan and slide into the pizza oven. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes. 
  4. Remove from the oven and serve with ketchup! 

Flame Roasted Carrots


  • 3 - 4 carrots
  • Olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Salt to season



  1. Slice your carrots into 2 - 3 inch pieces. 
  2. Drop the carrots into a pot of boiling water and cook them for 4 - 5 minutes. 
  3. Drain the carrots and toss in a bowl with honey, oil, and salt. 
  4. Place the carrots into a cast iron pan and slide into the pizza oven. Cook for 3 minutes. Watch them carefully to make sure they don't burn!  
  5. Remove from the oven and enjoy! 

Tandoori Inspired Chicken Skewer


  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seed 
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds 
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano 
  • Small knob of fresh ginger 
  • Small knob of fresh turmeric 
  • 1 clove of garlic 
  • 1 spicy chili pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika 
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoon of yogurt 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1 pound of chicken thighs, deboned



  1. To a mortar and pestle, add in cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and dried oregano. Grind until you have a nice powder. 
  2. Next, grate in fresh ginger, fresh turmeric, a clove of garlic, and a chili pepper. 
  3. Add in paprika, olive oil. vinegar, yogurt, and salt. Mix and set aside. 
  4. Cut the chicken thighs into bite sized pieces and pour the marinade you just made over the chicken thighs. Mix to combine and let marinate overnight. 
  5. The next day, skewer the chicken pieces and place onto a tray. Slide in the chicken skewers and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Check on them at the halfway mark to make sure nothing is burning. 

    Apple & Oat Crumble


    • 8-9 honey crisp apples, peeled & cored 
    • 3 tablespoon of butter 
    • 2 tablespoon of flour 
    • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon 
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla 
    • 3 tablespoons of honey 
    • 1/4 cup of water 
    • 1/2 cup of oats 
    • 1/2 cup of flour 
    • 1/2 cup of coconut sugar 
    • 3 tablespoon of chopped butter



    1. Cut the peeled and cored apples into slices. Add them to a cast iron pan along with butter, flour, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, and water. 
    2. Cook on medium until the apple are soft and the sauce has thickened a bit (approx. 10 mins). Shut the flame off and let cool.
    3. To a bowl add in oats, flour, coconut sugar, and butter. Using your fingers mix your crumble mixture together. Sprinkle this mixture all over the top of the apples. 
    4. Slide your apple crumble into the pan and cook for 4 - 5 minutes. Make sure the flame isn't too strong. My oven was around 450 degrees. 
    5. Remove from heat and serve with whipped cream or ice cream! 
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      By Alex C

      Senior Food Writer at Pro Home Cooks