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25 Pizza Oven Recipes That Go Beyond Pizza

Have a pizza oven and wonder what you can do with it besides make pizza? Wait until you check out these versatile pizza oven recipes!

And to be honest, you’ll probably be shocked at some of them. For example, who would’ve thought you could make cheesecake and potato wedges in a pizza oven?!

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As it turns out pizza ovens come in quite handy. After all, they’re just ovens with different heat sources. They can do practically anything your regular kitchen oven can do. 

Once you try these recipes, you’ll gain a new appreciation for this useful appliance.

1. Spicy Neapolitan-Style pizza With Soppressata and Coppa

Let’s kick things off with a classic pizza to get the party going, and then we’ll move on.

This pie has the perfect crust, which is both thick and crispy. And the sauce, cheese, and toppings are on point. It’s truly unlike any other pizza you’ve tried.

That’s why it’s number one on this list. You’ll love it! Now, on to some non-pizza recipes.

2. Beer Can Chicken

Beer can chicken is a summer staple in many households. It’s just so simple and convenient. Cover the chicken in dry rub, prop it on a half-full beer can, and grill it. 

And you don’t have to wait for sunny, grill-appropriate weather to make it. Instead, you can prepare it year-round in your pizza (or regular) oven.

It’s an excellent way to get juicy, flavorful chicken with minimal work.  

3. S’Mores

I love making s’mores in the oven, but they never taste quite the same as campfire s’mores. That’s where a wood-fired pizza oven comes in handy. 

You can get that same smoky campfire flavor without building a fire. All you need are graham crackers, good-quality chocolate, and marshmallows.

4. Wood-Fired Shrimp With Basil Butter

Is there anything more delicious than succulent, perfectly cooked shrimp? How about wood-fired shrimp with drool-worthy basil butter? 

These little morsels of yum are impossible to resist. They require the most basic ingredients, too. Whip them up tonight!

5. Oven-Cooked Beef Brisket 

Who says you need a dedicated smoker or a specific grill to make a good brisket? A wood-fired pizza oven works just as well.

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It takes a while to make, as all brisket recipes do. But cooking it in the oven gives it that robust, smoky flavor without drying it out. It remains juicy and tender for the perfect brisket. 

6. Fire-Baked Chimichurri Wings

Fire-baked chimichurri wings are an explosion of flavor that ignites the senses. They combine succulent chicken with a zesty chimichurri marinade. 

The marinade contains fresh herbs including parsley, garlic, and oregano. Then, the oven infuses each piece with a rich smokiness. 

Top them off with tangy lemon garlic aioli for a main course that’s hard to beat.

7. Cajun Corn on the Cob

If you’ve ever had Mexican street corn, this recipe is similar. But it’s spicier, fresher, and even more flavorful. And the creamy Cajun mayo is out of this world. 

Serve this corn as an appetizer, a side dish, or the main course. People will love it either way. 

8. Burnt Basque Cheesecake 

This incredible cheesecake originated in the Basque Country of Spain. Unlike traditional cheesecakes, it’s intentionally baked to have a beautifully burnt exterior. 

The insides, though, stay creamy, smooth, and luscious. The cheesecake recipe is similar to most others you’ve tried. The magic happens during the baking process. 

The high temps cause the top of the cheesecake to caramelize and develop a rich, dark brown crust. It gives the dessert its unique appearance and flavor. 

There’s no other cheesecake out there quite like it. 

9. Sourdough Bread 

I don’t care how good your sourdough bread is. It’ll taste even better if you make it in a firewood pizza oven. The smoke infuses every fiber of the bread and gives it the best taste.

It’s still sourdough bread (and we all know how delicious it is), but it’s a sourdough bread with a little extra. It has a crispier exterior, and softer insides, and it tastes even better than the original. 

10. Pork Loin Roast 

Want a pork loin roast with crisp, caramelized skin and tender, juicy meat? Make it in your pizza oven. 

Everything about this roast is incredible, from the honey garlic glaze to the veggies on the side. You’ll have a complete meal ready to go in 90 minutes or less. 

11. Fire-Baked Oysters

Fire-baked oysters are buttery, herby, and good till the last bite. They feature a crunchy panko and Parmesan crust and tender, flavorful insides. 

Each one is only a mouthful or two, which means you can eat even more of them. 

12. BBQ Chicken

BBQ chicken is always a hit. It’s high in protein, low in calories and carbs, and consistently tasty. Plus, you can whip it up with minimal effort and only five simple ingredients. 

Just be mindful of the type of BBQ sauce you use if you’re on a specific diet. Some of them have far more carbs than most people realize. 

13. Steak Kebabs

Are you a hardcore steak lover? If so, try these phenomenal steak kebabs. They feature squares of melt-in-your-mouth steak and plenty of smoked veggies. 

Plus, they’re easy and convenient to eat. No forks and knives are necessary. The marinade is incredible. It’s sweet and savory with Dijon, soy sauce, and other yummy ingredients. 

As for the veggies, the recipe gives you plenty of options, but you can tweak it to your tastes.

Add a few pieces of wood-fired shrimp to make the kebabs even more scrumptious. 

14. Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

Excellent, savory hot dogs can be made in a pizza oven. But don’t stop there. Take them up a notch by wrapping each dog in slices of thick, salty bacon. 

It takes about 30 minutes to prepare half a dozen bacon-wrapped hot dogs. And you can double or triple the recipe without adding much time. 

15. Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are another mouthwatering dessert you can make in a pizza oven. They’re sweet, rich, and ooey-gooey to the max. 

They make excellent desserts or snacks, but you can also enjoy them for breakfast. This recipe tells you how to make them in a Dutch oven over an open campfire. 

However, the exact instructions work for making them in a stand-alone pizza oven. 

16. Ratatouille

I love making ratatouille but never thought about making it in the oven. But it works surprisingly well!

This is my favorite ratatouille recipe, and the directions are for stove-top cooking. But check out the “recipe tips & notes” section for a baking option. 

17. No Yeast Flatbread

These wood-fired flatbreads are perfect for any occasion. Use them to make wraps, for dipping in dips and sauces, or as a pizza or tostada base. 

Thanks to all the herbs and seasonings in them, you can even enjoy them by themselves. They take a bit of time, but they’re well worth it.  

18. Maple BBQ Grilled Salmon

Maple BBQ grilled salmon is absolutely divine. It combines succulent salmon filets with maple syrup and smoky barbecue flavors. 

As the salmon cooks, the maple BBQ glaze caramelizes. It creates a sticky, irresistible coating to enhance the fish’s natural richness. 

The result is a mouthwatering harmony of sweet and savory notes. Not to mention the tender, flaky salmon is kissed by the essence of smoky flames. 

It’s a true culinary delight that tantalizes the tastebuds with every bite.

19. Baked Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

I am a proper grilled cheese aficionado. I’ve made them just about every way it’s possible to make them. So, I’m qualified to say that these baked grilled cheese sandwiches are some of the very best. 

The mix of cheeses is perfect, and you can’t beat the combo of mayo, Dijon, and butter. They’re everything you love about grilled cheese sandwiches, only better. 

20. Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate lava cakes are always delicious, especially when they’re made from scratch. This recipe is one of the best. 

It produces an indulgent chocolate cake with a super-rich chocolate filling. The optional espresso powder takes the flavor up a notch, too. 

21. Rosemary Roasted Lamb Chops

Lamb chops are always an impressive meal that turns heads. And they’re far easier to make than most people realize. 

You can effortlessly make them with only 10 minutes of prep and a handful of ingredients. They’re juicy, fall-off-the-bone tender, and wonderfully herby. 

22. Ham & Tomato Pasta Bake

You can have this easy, one-pan pasta bake meal on the table in less than half an hour. It’s savory, cheesy, and perfect for the whole family. 

And it only requires about 5 minutes of hands-on time. That’s my kind of weeknight dinner

23. Grilled Potato Wedges

Want your potato wedges to have perfectly crispy skin and tender centers? This recipe is the one for you.

These herby, garlicky wedges are an ideal side dish for literally any meal. 

24. Garlic Butter Steak and Potato Foil Packets

Scrumptious dinners really don’t get any easier than foil packets! Plus, cleanup is such a breeze.

This particular recipe includes steak, baby potatoes, and onions. They’re all covered in a generous amount of butter and an ample array of seasonings. 

Every bite is more flavorful and delectable than the last. 

25. Calzones

Obviously, you can make pizza in a pizza oven. So, it makes sense for calzones to also be on the menu. With this recipe, they can be! 

The recipe provides the essential ingredients for calzones. It’s up to you to figure out which fillings you like best. I’m a peppers, onions, mushrooms, and olives girl myself. 

25 Pizza Oven Recipes That Go Beyond Pizza

These pizza oven recipes prove how versatile it is! From chicken to brisket to tasty desserts, it does it all!


  • Spicy Neapolitan-Style Pizza With Soppressata and Coppa

  • Beer Can Chicken

  • S’Mores

  • Wood-Fired Shrimp With Basil Butter

  • Oven-Cooked Beef Brisket

  • Fire-Baked Chimichurri Wings

  • Cajun Corn on the Cob

  • Burnt Basque Cheesecake

  • Sourdough Bread

  • Pork Loin Roast

  • Fire-Baked Oysters

  • BBQ Chicken

  • Steak Kebabs

  • Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

  • Cinnamon Rolls

  • Ratatouille

  • No Yeast Flatbread

  • Maple BBQ Grilled Salmon

  • Baked Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

  • Chocolate Lava Cake

  • Rosemary Roasted Lamb Chops

  • Ham & Tomato Pasta Bake

  • Grilled Potato Wedges

  • Garlic Butter Steak and Potato Foil Packets

  • Calzones


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  • Prep a dish in your pizza oven in 30 minutes or less!
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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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