Entertaining: Thai Peanut Pizza

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by Bree, Baked Bree

Pizza parties are a weekly occurrence in my house. They are a great way to celebrate a Friday night with my family, or to entertain guests.

Adults and children alike love making their own pizza. When we are having friends with children over, I love to have this kind of meal.

Whether you are making pizza for a crowd or pizza for two, it is an easy way to entertain. I love that I can get all of the cheeses and toppings ready ahead of time and have everything ready for my guests.

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I like to have the usual suspects as sauces and toppings on hand – like tomato sauce and Wisconsin Mozzarella cheese – though I also like to add some new flavors and Wisconsin cheeses to the mix. A delicious and creative pizza party is pretty ease – all you need to do is take a look around your pantry and fridge for inspiration. Below is one of my favorite creative pizza creations – Thai Peanut Pizza with Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese.

Thai Peanut Pizza
by Baked Bree

Servings: 1-13-inch pizzaPizza dough
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sriracha (or hot chili sauce)
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup carrot, grated
1/4 cup red pepper, diced
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons salted peanuts, chopped
lime wedges (optional)Let dough come to room temperature, covered, for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 500°F.In small saucepan, combine peanut butter, hoisin, honey, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce and sriracha. Cook over low heat until peanut butter melts and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Take off heat and set aside. Sauce will be very thick.Roll dough into 13-inch circle on well-floured surface. Transfer to baking sheet and spread peanut sauce evenly over dough. Top with Monterey Jack, carrot, red pepper and red onion.

Bake for 12 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts. Serve with lime wedges if desired.

Find more pizza recipes and party tips from Baked Bree in this month’s Entertaining Feature at EatWisconsinCheese.com.

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