Okay, this is hardly a recipe. It is so simple and only requires five little ingredients! When I think of making my own pizza, I usually think of time. For some reason, I always imagine it takes so long, but you could actually whip this pizza up during a commercial break for The Bachelor. Lately, my time has been based on The Bachelor commercial lengths…don’t worry about me.
BUT—if you want to make your own crust, we are looking at two commercial breaks for The Bachelor. Still, not terrible! If you do not watch The Bachelor because you have more important ways to fill two hours on a Monday night, I am proud of you.
If you have a Trader Joe’s nearby, you can get all of the ingredients for a great price! Any other store will have the ingredients, so you should be fine either way.
If you are making this pizza by yourself, feel free to still say as many “gouda” puns as you would like—I would never judge you on that. I think I abused my pun privileges for how many times I said this pizza was so “gouda”, but that is another matter.
Additionally, I used regular gouda, not smoked. I think smoked gouda tastes like bacon—so feel free to pick and choose!
Barbecue Gouda Pizza
1 package of refrigerated pizza crust
1/2 cup barbecue sauce (depending on how saucy you want it—use more or less)
2 cups shredded gouda
1/2 red onion, diced
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
Preheat oven according to pizza crust directions. Flour your pizza crust and stretch it out as much as you can on a baking sheet. Spread the barbecue sauce evenly over your pizza. Distribute the gouda over the entire pizza. Then, sprinkle your onions.
Place in the oven and cook for roughly 15 minutes, depending on the directions. Mine always take a little longer than advised because I want the perfect crispiness. Immediately after your pizza comes out of the oven, sprinkle the cilantro all over. It is necessary for your pizza!
Have a gouda rest of the day!