Surprise your taste buds on your next pizza night and give this Thai curry pizza recipe a try! A delicious fusion of flavors, this homemade pizza is made with a handful of simple ingredients and is loaded with fresh vegetables. An easy dinner recipe that is also worthy of a Friday night!
Have you ever found yourself debating whether to order Thai food or pizza? Next time, the answer is neither.
Instead, let me tell you about the best way to satisfy both your cravings with this combination of cuisines. (But if you're craving Thai a little more than pizza, might I suggest this Thai Chicken Curry?)
Start with this easy recipe for thin crust pizzas, top with yellow curry sauce in place of tomato sauce and load up with fresh vegetables for a vegetarian pizza will hit the spot.
Pizza night is a regular occurrence in our house and the flavor is constantly changing (though beef and onion does make a frequent appearance!). And so a simply good pizza barely meets our standards.
Sure, we'll eat it and enjoy dinner. But will we make it again? Will we tell our friends and family about it? Will it make an appearance on The Nessy Kitchen?
In order to be worthy of all that, it needs to be excellent!
And well, I'm sharing the recipe so... I guess I'm saying this one is up to the standard.
I hope you love it as much as we do!
- Artisan Pizza Dough- This easy pizza dough requires just 4 ingredients, no kneading and has a chewy texture- I highly recommend making it for your pizza! The batch yields enough for 4 11-inch pizzas so you can either make 4 of these pizzas (the ingredient amounts listed are for one), make a variety of types of pizza or freeze the extra dough for next time.
- Coconut Milk- Open a can of full fat coconut milk and stir it together if it has separated. Scoop ¼ cup into a bowl. You can freeze the extra milk for use another time, add it to smoothies or use it in place of milk in baking. Coconut cream can also be used but I don't recommend using low-fat milk as the yellow curry sauce will be too thin.
- Yellow Thai Curry Paste- Found in the international section in most grocery stores, this paste is packed with flavour but is not spicy.
- Red Bell Pepper- Yellow, orange or green peppers would also work. Slice it thinly for this pizza.
- Carrots- I like to use a vegetable peeler to cut the carrots into thin ribbons. You could shred them instead.
- Red Onion- White onion could be substituted.
- Mozzarella- Use block style fresh mozzarella cheese that you shred yourself- it is best for melting.
1. Mix Sauce Ingredients. Combine ¼ cup coconut milk and curry paste in a small bowl.
2. Assemble. Heat oven to 475 F. Place dough on floured parchment or a non stick pizza pan and roll out to approximately 11 inches. Top with prepared sauce, vegetables and cheese. If using parchment paper, trim around the edges of the pizza leaving just a bit of overhang on two sides for handles.
3. Bake. If using a pizza stone, carefully transfer the pizza to the stone and bake for 9-11 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown. (See this Artisan Pizza Crust post for a more detailed explanation of how). If using a baking sheet instead, place it in the oven.
Check out this post about using a baking pan vs pizza stone for full details on how to use each and to decide which is best for you.
4. Remove from oven. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool and set for a couple of minutes.
5. Slice and Serve. Remove parchment paper, slice into desired sizes and serve.
Leftovers and Storage
Make Ahead: Toppings, sauce and pizza dough can all be prepared up to 1 day ahead, covered and kept in the refrigerator.
To Store: Allow leftover pizza to cool on a wire rack and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
To Reheat: For best results, reheat the pizza in the oven or a toaster oven at 400 F for 5-10 minutes. If you need a quicker option, it can be rewarmed in the microwave but the crust will likely be a bit soggy.
Make it Your Own
- Make Thai Chicken Pizza- Make an extra half portion of the sauce (2 tablespoon coconut milk with ½ tablespoon curry paste) and mix with ½ cup cooked and shredded boneless skinless chicken breasts. Add the chicken mixture to the pizza before the vegetables.
- Change Up the Curry Paste- For a different flavour spin on this pizza, try making it with Thai red curry paste or green curry paste in place of the yellow.
- Make Individual Pizzas- Divide the dough portion in half (⅛ of the artisan pizza dough batch) and roll into 7 inch round circles. Top with 2 tablespoon of sauce, ¼ cup each of carrots and peppers and 1 tablespoon onions followed by ¾-1 cup of cheese. Bake time is the same.
- Use a Different Pizza Base- Depending on the amount of time that you have, you could skip making homemade dough and load the toppings onto pita bread or naan bread instead. Since they are already cooked, you can bake them at 400 F for 9-11 minutes until the cheese is melted. You may want to switch the oven to broil for the last minute.
Garnish your Thai Curry Pizza with:
- Fresh cilantro
- Green onions
- Chopped nuts such as peanuts, cashews or almonds
- Fish sauce
Peanut Sauce would also be excellent drizzled on top or for dipping the crusts.
And if you're looking for ideas of what to serve alongside, you can't go wrong with:
- Thai Peanut Salad
- Asian Lettuce Wraps
- Baked Chicken Wings
- Or check out this post for 48 ideas of what to serve with pizza!
Tips and Tricks
- Use a hot oven- this helps to ensure that the edges of the crust will puff up and get lightly crispy as well as cook the toppings.
- Check the temperature rating of your parchment- most parchment paper is rated to less than 475 F (often 425-450 F) so you may want to choose to cook your pizza at a slightly lower level. However, this article from America's Test Kitchen suggests that your parchment will be fine for pizza since it is such a quick cooking time and this has been my experience as well!
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If you have dietary restrictions, check the packaging of specific ingredients that you use to ensure they are compliant. This recipe is:
- Nut Free
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Thai Curry Pizza
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon yellow Thai curry paste
- ¼ batch Artisan Pizza Dough (or 1 - 11 inch pizza crust)
- ½ cup red bell peppers thinly sliced (½ pepper)
- ½ cup carrots cut into thin ribbons
- 2 tablespoon red onion thinly sliced
- 1 and ½ cups mozzarella shredded
- cilantro for garnish
- green onions for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 475 °F and place a stone on the centre rack if using.
- In a small bowl, mix together the coconut milk and curry paste until smooth.
- Roll out the pizza dough on a floured baking sheet or parchment paper (if using a stone). Top with sauce and then sprinkle the vegetables and finally the cheese evenly over the pizza.
- Transfer the pizza to the oven and bake for 9-11 minutes until the crust is lightly browned and the cheese is melted and golden.
- Remove to a wire rack and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
- Slice and serve topped with green onions and cilantro.
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