Moose Burger Homemade Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella

Pizza on a Saturday night? Why sure!

About a week ago we were gifted some frozen moose burger. I have been kind of looking at it wondering what exactly to do with it. I am not against trying new things but I have been under the weather and didn’t want to create a meal that would end up in the trash. So I decided I would take my fresh mozzarella (Way better than the shredded stuff in the bags by the way) and make two pizzas. One moose burger and the other ham that I knew my two pickier boys would eat.

I didn’t get too many good photos because Little Miss Toddler decided that she would like to help by flooding my kitchen washing dishes.  I was afraid she would drown my camera so I had to work quick.

Making Homemade Pizza Crust. Simple Recipe

I made homemade crust.

You could too it is simple but this is a kitchen aid recipe so I used my big stand mixer.

You need:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 2 TBSP oil I use olive oil when I have it but vegetable oil works fine too.
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 cups of flour

In the bowl dump the warm water and yeast together; stir to dissolve the yeast. Add the oil, salt and two cups of flour. Start the mixer on low speed and watch for it to become a ball of dough as it mixes. If it is too wet add in a fourth of a cup of flour at a time until the dough comes together. Pour a bit of oil over the dough and rub it over the dough ball and set it back in the bowl to rise until doubled. Once doubled punch it down and spread on and oiled pizza pan using your hands to spread it out evenly. Poke it with a fork to prevent it from bubbling while it bakes. Place in a 450-degree oven for 5 minutes and then add toppings.

Homemade pizza dough recipe

For toppings, we used pizza sauce, browned moose burger, fresh sliced up mozzarella, and ham.

Then I simply put it back in the oven for  5- 10 minutes until the cheese was melted and bubbly.

Pizza with moose burger and fresh mozzarella and homemade crust

I will tell you I tripled the crust recipe. I assume it makes one 14-inch pizza depending on how thin you spread it out. I made more because we wanted leftovers and we are still feeding a pretty big family. (Six people) Tripled it made two large baking sheets of pizza with a thick filling crust.

Baking homemade pizza

Do you make pizza at home? What toppings do you choose?

Love Jennifer


11 thoughts on “Moose Burger Homemade Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella

  1. Thanks for the recipe, Jennifer. I love simple, quick and delicious recipes so as not to spend all day in the kitchen. I’ll try this recipe for dinner today.

    • Any topping would work great. I used the moose meat because honestly I just thought it would be sort of neat to try. I was nice because it was so lean.

  2. I make homemade pizza a lot, everyone likes pizza but I don’t care to buy it out much. Too much “stuff” in it. lol I’ve made many different varieties from 5 cheese to meat lover’s to ham & pineapple. I’ve made it with my own garlic sauce to using regular pizza sauce. They are all good. I’ve never tried moose burger before, is it good? I have used bear burger though and that is pretty good.

    • I like making my own as well and it really isn’t all that time consuming. The moose had a slight, very slight gamey taste. It was extremely lean and if someone didn’t know they would just assume it was hamburger I think if it was used in something. I would like to try bear sometime as well. I was surprised because Little Miss Toddler who hates hamburger ate all the moose.

  3. We have pizza for dinner most Friday nights. My kids love to help make it, too. We usually top our pizza with veggies, but my kids are pretty adventurous eaters. It would be interesting to see if they’d eat moose.

  4. Thanks for this recipe! I’ve just started recently making my own homemade pizza – mind you I buy my dough frozen – and I will be trying this recipe to make my own dough!

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