Poutine pizza is a fusion of an iconic Canadian dish with pizza. It sounds strange to begin with, but the outcome is extraordinary. The kids love it and my guests are always pleasantly surprised. Give it a try and, as always, let us know what you think of our unique poutine pizza.
Let’s discuss a few variations to making this dish. First, you can buy the gravy premade at the grocery store or make it from scratch. I usually just pick up a can as it’s so much easier. Sometimes, depending on your location, cheese curds can be hard to come buy. If this is the case, just go ahead and use mozzarella. Both can be used, as well. You can make the pizza dough from scratch or pick up a bag of frozen dough from the store. We use straight cut fries, but any kind of fries can be used. Again, you can go ahead and make them yourself. Also, feel free to add additional toppings such as pizza sauce, onions, etc. In terms of the choice of meat, I like lean ground beef. Bacon, strips of steak, or chicken can also be used on your poutine pizza.
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- 1 cup of poutine gravy or any dark gravy
- pizza dough
- fries (about 3 handfuls or enough to cover the pizza)
- 1 bag (1 1/2 cups) of white cheese curds
- 1 cup of lean ground beef
- Preheat your oven to 425 F (220 C).
- Fry the French fries and ground beef until they are slightly golden brown. Set them aside.
- Roll out the pizza dough to desired size.
- Spoon a layer of gravy over the top. Evenly distribute the fries and ground beef over the gravy.
- Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove it from the oven. Add the cheese curds and more gravy over the top.
- Place it back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes or until the curds begin to melt.
- Serve and enjoy your poutine pizza.