What Food Can You Cook In A Pizza Oven?

Outdoor pizza ovens are simply the bomb, and so many homeowners contemplate buying one. Too bad you can only use them to make pizza, right?

Wrong. Any wood-fired or gas pizza oven can be used to make hundreds of different dishes. In fact, we believe it’s the tastiest method of cooking, whether you’re making pizza, pulled pork or pumpkin pie.

Now that we’ve debunked the myth, let’s get into which foods you can cook in your high quality pizza oven from Alfa Ovens:

BBQ brisket

Hearing the word ‘brisket’ usually results in one thing for most people: salivating. This mouth-watering, Southern-style comfort food is a must-try in your outdoor pizza oven. Slow-cooked for a matter of hours and soaked in your favourite barbecue brine, by the time your brisket is on your plate, it will simply melt in your mouth. Brisket is a super impress food to cook for guests – they’ll understand how much love and care was put into it.


One of the healthiest foods you can eat, salmon is rich in omega 3 fats and anti-oxidants. And the best part? It’s absolutely delicious when cooked in your outdoor pizza oven. Grab a fillet of fresh salmon, douse it in olive oil, salt and pepper, dill and freshly-squeezed lemon juice. Then, wrap it in alfoil and stick in in your pizza oven for 10 minutes. Juicy, fresh salmon awaits! Now, what to pair it with?

Wood-fired vegetables

The perfect side-dish to any meat or fish meal: wood-fire roasted veggies. Try any of your favourite vegetables: from broccolini to asparagus to potatoes and more. If you’re looking to make a meal out of your veggies, try stuffed capsicum and eggplant! The smoky, wood-fired flavour is heavenly as it slightly chars the skin of these nightshade veggies.

Pork sliders

Pulled pork anyone? Yep – this one’s a pizza oven classic. You can make the most delicious Southern-style pork shoulder, marinating it overnight and slow-cooking it in your pizza oven for 8 hours. After that, the juicy, sweet meat will simply fall apart. Serve in a warm brioche bun with pickles and melted cheese.

Potato bake

Everyone loves potato bake, and everyone has their secret recipe. Looking to take yours to the next level? Chuck it in your pizza oven. Prepare it the exact same way as you usually would, but use your pizza oven to bake it so that it comes out with a more rustic, smoky flavour.

We’re seriously just scratching the surface here – there are hundreds more recipes for making food in your pizza oven. That’s why every keen chef needs a high-quality, Italian-made oven from Alfa Ovens. As the world’s favourite manufacturer of Italian pizza ovens, the team at Alfa have worked hard to design a robust and durable yet stylish and authentic range of pizza ovens. Whether you’re after a gas or wood-fired oven, Alfa Ovens have the widest and best value range on the market.