This carnitas pizza is seriously one of the best homemade pizzas we've ever made! It was inspired by our love of our spicy salsa verde and of course carnitas. The combination of salsa verde as the base for pizza topped with crispy carnitas makes for a delectable gourmet carnitas pizza. Truly! I will say though, if you don't use a spectacular salsa and the best carnitas it won't have quite the same effect. Pizza can only be as splendid as it's ingredients, so use the good stuff if you're going through the trouble of making your own pizza. It's so worth the extra effort, let me tell you...
Salsa Verde Sauce
Ditch the red sauce for this carnitas pizza recipe, you must make it with salsa verde as your base to truly appreciate the amazing taste. Beware though, if you make this pizza with our beloved spicy salsa verde recipe (which we hope you do) then it will have a good spicy kick to it. The flavors are balanced beautifully with the heat of the salsa and the creamy queso fresco cheese.
Easy Carnitas Pizza
Once you've got your pizza dough made, carnitas and salsa verde all prepped ahead of time you're on board to build this carnitas pizza lickety split. The key is to prep all your ingredients ahead of time; the day before is highly recommended. If you've done all that you're going to have this heavenly pizza on your plate in less than 30 minutes from rolling out the dough time. That's faster than most pizza delivery times!
Also, we find a large half sheet pan turned upside down to be the easiest way to make this type of pizza. One of the main reasons we like the rectangle pizza's is because...I have trouble getting my pizza dough round! Make your pizza on the bottom side of the sheet pan and then slide in directly onto the oven rack to finish. It's easy with little hassle.
You don't know what you're missing if you haven't tried carnitas yet as a pizza topper. The beauty of carnitas is that it's easy to make. We make our Slow Cooker Carnitas recipe a day or two ahead for tacos and then use the leftovers for the carnitas pizza. You then have got a fabulous meaty pizza topping without a ton of grease and extra effort. Try it as a BBQ pizza topper as well. It's quite versatile and great on many other things besides just tacos.
Give this delectable carnitas pizza a try and let us know what you think. It's a keeper for sure!Print