Cuisinart Alfrescamore Outdoor Pizza Oven {& a Giveaway!} – Frugal Novice

Cuisinart Alfrescamore Outdoor Pizza Oven {& a Giveaway!}

Note: Cuisinart provided us the Alfrescamore to facilitate our review, and they’re providing the giveaway items. I was not compensated monetarily for this post; all opinions are honest and are my own.

We love to make homemade pizza. It’s a lot of fun mixing and matching toppings to get exactly what you want, and we like to be creative with the combinations we come up with. It’s also a fun and easy food item for the kids to help make, so it’s something our whole family can do together. With October being National Pizza Month, it’s been a great excuse to celebrate the holiday with pizza. Lots of pizza.

Of course, when we’d make our pizzas before we weren’t able to replicate the same awesome crust we’d get when we’d eat pizza out. You know what I mean – that awesome crispiness that is the perfect counter to the gooey cheese!

Now, though, our pizza making has been taken to the next level, thanks to the Cuisinart Alfrescamore Outdoor Pizza Oven.

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This is my new favorite cooking gadget. I thought it would be handy and fun for entertaining, but I had no idea what a difference it would make in the quality of our pizzas! We decided to have some friends and family over for a pizza party to help us test it out.

As you can see from the photo above, you can use this outdoors – and it’s portable. Can you imagine tailgating with this amazing oven? You can do more than pizzas (even cookies, folks) so it’d really take your tailgating – or camping – food to the next level.

The oven runs on propane. We just used a small propane tank, but we’ll eventually get the stand and adapter to hook it up to a larger tank. It can get REALLY hot, which makes for an amazing pizza – and it’s outside, so it doesn’t heat up the whole house (an important feature here in Texas, where it’s 80+ degrees in October!)

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We made several kinds of pizzas for testing, but I think our favorite was our baked potato pizza. SO easy – I’ll share the recipe below!

Here’s a hint, too – we buy our crust from a local pizza shop. It’s way better than store-bought crust, and if I don’t have time to make my own this is a perfect choice.

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We sprinkled corn meal on the pizza peel that comes with the oven, then spread out our dough and put on the toppings.

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Then we just slide it into the oven, and about 5-7 minutes later our pizza is ready!

Here’s Brian taking a look at the pizza as it cooks:

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And the “after” shot:

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Topped with chives and ready to serve:

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It was a hit!

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Here’s how to make baked potato pizza: Spread your dough with a thin layer of sour cream, then top with sliced, pre-boiled red potatoes (peel on). Sprinkle with chopped bacon (we bought real bacon bits from the salad dressing aisle) and shredded cheddar. Bake in your oh-so-awesome Alfrescamore Pizza Oven, then top with chives. SO easy, right?

Let’s talk a little more about this oven, because friends, it’s spectacular. Here are a few facts:

What is the Cuisinart Alfrescamoré Outdoor Pizza Oven?

  • Designed to replicate the perfect pizza environment of a real brick oven providing pizzeria quality pizza anywhere, any time
  • Includes a smoke chip cup which allows you to add authentic wood-fired taste (we can’t wait to try this out!)
  • Extremely portable – compact and weighing in at only 35 pounds
  • Assembles in less than 10 minutes without tools and cooks in as little as 5 minutes
  • MSRP: $249.99
  • Available online at BedBathBeyond.com, Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com and Cuisinart.com; Currently available at select Bed Bath & Beyond and The Home Depot stores!

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Keeping in the theme of celebrating National Pizza Month, I’m excited to be giving away:

  • Cuisinart 12″ Pizza Peel
  • Cuisinart Pizza Cutter

This prize has a value of $39.98 and would be a great gift for any foodie! And of course, perfect accessories for when you get your Alfrescamore Outdoor Oven.

This giveaway is open to all U.S. residents and will end Tuesday, November 4. By entering this giveaway, you agree to the Official Rules for Frugal Novice giveaways.

What’s the first recipe you’d test in the Cuisinart Alfrescamoré Outdoor Pizza Oven?

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  • Sue Ellison October 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I would make an Italian sausage/pepperoni, easy on the sauce.

  • Krista October 23, 2014 at 10:28 am

    This would be the best Christmas gift ever for my husband!

  • Dawn McAlexander October 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I would like to try out a cheese and mushroom pizza. My husband would choose cheese and pepperoni. :)

  • Jennifer Essad October 23, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    we enjoy pizza w/fresh mozzarella basil and tomato

  • Diane F October 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I would make a barbeque chicken pizza.

  • Maureen October 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I would love spinach and mozzarella pizza.

  • Katherine October 23, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    An hawaiian PIzza with ham and pineapple

  • Tracy Davis October 23, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    i would make a pineapple mushroom canadian bacon pizza.

  • Tari Lawson October 23, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    A coworker has been telling me about a quinoa crust pizza she makes. I would try that one.

  • Colleen Boudreau October 24, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Pepperoni and extra cheese!

  • Derrick Johnson October 24, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Bacon & Mushroom with Black Olives

  • Monique Rizzo October 24, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I would do a margarita pizza.

  • Jay P October 24, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I would make a pepperoni pizza

  • beth shepherd October 25, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I would make a ranch pizza. Use ranch as the sauce and pile on the veggies. So yummy

  • Dominique October 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I’d make a basic cheese pizza. I’m simple. lol. This looks like such an awesome appliance!

  • Mendy Dinsmore October 25, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I would make a bacon, onion, mushroom and cheese pizza.

  • Danielle October 26, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Pineapple, pepperoni, cheese and jalapeno pizza

  • latanya October 27, 2014 at 7:36 am

    chicken and spinach pizza

  • Anna Gleyzer October 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I would make chicken sausage, mushroom, spinach and goat cheese pizza! nom nom

  • Stacy D. October 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    meat and spinach pizza!

  • Barnolds Barnes October 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I’d test home made dough with vegetable pesto and mozzarella.

  • Christine October 27, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    would do a margarita pizza

  • Denise S October 29, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I would make a pepperoni and black olive pizza.

  • Julie Lamb October 30, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Sausage & Mushroom ! yummy

  • melisa October 31, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I’d make a white garlic sauce with kalamata olives, and onions.

  • tammigirl October 31, 2014 at 10:24 am

    First I would do my go-to personal favorite. A tiny bit of sauce, some fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, oregano, and depending on my mood maybe onion, mushroom and black olives.

  • Kelly D October 31, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I would make a veggie pizza with mushrooms, peppers and black olives.

  • LeAnn V November 1, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    I’d love to try a mushroom pizza in the oven first.

  • Deb C November 2, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I would make pizza with Alfredo sauce, pepperoni, peppers, tomatoes, onions, black olives and artichokes.

  • joe gersch November 2, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    i would make a mushroom pizza

  • Ty November 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I would try chicken, pineapple, sausage and green pepper pizza in this oven first.

  • Jill Myrick November 3, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I would test a spinach, mushroom and cheese pizza first.

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  • Anthony November 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    A beef,cheese and jalapeno pizza

  • nickie November 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I would make a pepperoni pizza

  • Francine Anchondo November 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Pepperoni and Jalpenos

  • stephanie baker November 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Oh, this would be perfect for my pizzaterian family!
    My first pizza would have to be my favorite ~ alfredo sauce with goat cheese & spinach. i’m seriously drooling just thinking about it :)

  • Stephanie Larison November 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    We’d make cheese, onion, green pepper pizza.

  • Richard Hicks November 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I would first test it with pepperoni and italian sausage pizza

  • Laurie Emerson November 3, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I would first test it with my green pepper, black olive, onion, hamburger and chicken pizza.

  • Dorothy Deakyne November 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • Erica B. November 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Cheese & green peppers.

  • Stephanie Galbraith November 4, 2014 at 1:13 am

    We would make a sausage & mushroom pizza.

  • trisha November 4, 2014 at 8:05 am

    mushroom and spinach for my veggie lovin kiddo!

  • Leslie Davis November 4, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Chicken and Mushroom

  • cynthia Dawson November 4, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I would do a pepperoni, onion, and pepper pizza for my first one!

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