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

Cuisinart Alfrescamore Outdoor Pizza Oven {& a Giveaway!}

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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.



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!)


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.


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


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:


And the “after” shot:


Topped with chives and ready to serve:


It was a hit!



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!


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?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  • Mary Beth Elderton October 22, 2014 at 5:30 am

    I would make pepperoni and onion pizza….and, did you say cookies???

  • Maria Malaveci October 22, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I would try a Ham and Pineapple Pizza!!!!

  • Amanda Sakovitz October 22, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I would make a pepperoni pizza!

  • Jamie Feldman October 22, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I would make my home made pizza with cheese and onions. and garlic onion cheese pizza would also be awesome!

  • Tara October 22, 2014 at 8:23 am

    I would make a sausage pizza.

  • Kathy Detweiler October 22, 2014 at 8:25 am

    My husband only eats pepperoni so we would be making pepperoni for sure.

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy) October 22, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I would use that thing all the time! We would probably make a pizza, too!

  • Amanda C October 22, 2014 at 9:42 am

    My favorite of course! Sausage, black olives and mushrooms! :D

  • Monica P October 22, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I would go with a classic margherita pizza!

  • Michael M October 22, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I would make a pizza with onion,green pepper,mushrooms and sausage.My favorite

  • Dee Mauser October 22, 2014 at 10:27 am

    That’s SO cool. I love grilled pizza, especially the crispness of the bottom crust. I load mine with pepperoni and lots of veggies and cheese.

  • Kristin Goodson October 22, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I would make a buffalo chicken pizza in it!

  • Jennifer October 22, 2014 at 10:53 am

    That is the COOLEST! I need this in my life. I love rustic pizza like that.

  • Scott October 22, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I’d test out my famous chicken-bacon-ranch on a home made thin crust. Can’t beat it!

  • Stephanie Phelps October 22, 2014 at 10:57 am

    The first pizza I would make would be a pepperoni and cheese with mushroom pizza if I had it!

  • Patrycjat October 22, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Meat lovers pizza with lots and lots of cheese!

  • robyn pars October 22, 2014 at 11:31 am

    i would test out a pepperoni pizza first.

  • Stacey - Travel Blogger October 22, 2014 at 11:38 am

    That’s awesome. I think the first pizza I would make is a nice tomato, mozzarella, and basil. Yum.

  • Brie S October 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Oh my. That looks amazing! The pizza looked like it came out very well. I’ve never heard of a specialty outdoor pizza maker! I would make a loaded veggie or chicken pizza!

  • Tammi @ My Organized Chaos October 22, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Oh wow, I didn’t know they made this! I’m adding it to my wish list this year!

  • Deb K October 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I would make a garbage pizza!

  • rochelle johnson October 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    i would make a ham pizza

  • Jen Temcio @ Dapperhouse October 22, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I guess I know what I’m asking for for Christmas. I love old world style pizza, and if the pictures are any indication, this outdoor oven looks like it does a great job.

  • Amy Desrosiers October 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Margarita pizza would be my first choice! This is such a gem!

  • Jenna Wood October 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, a pizza oven- thats the perfect gift for a pizza lover! I prefer my pizza grilled so I’d love to try a margharita pizza first!

  • Ashley N October 22, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    My 4 year old LOVES pepperoni pizza without the pepperonis! You may say that’s cheese pizza but trust me,to her it’s not the same! Haha

  • Pam October 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    This is SO cool. My whole family loves pizza so they would go crazy over one of these!

  • Margaret Smith October 22, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I’d like to make a pizza with broccoli and tomatoes.

  • Tammy S October 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I would make a Hawaiian Pizza. I love pineapple on my pizza.

  • Stefany October 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    That seriously is amazing! I make pizza all the time. I would probably make my chicken bacon ranch one first.

  • Stacey Roberson October 22, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I would first try out my BBQ Chicken Pizza. So delicious!

  • rust October 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Pepperoni and mushrooms with lots of cheese.

  • Shannon Baas October 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Probably supreme.

  • Sus October 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    3 Cheese Pizza

  • Amber Edwards October 22, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    now that is just an awesome pizza oven! Seriously I would have so much fun baking up my favorite Canadian bacon and black olives pizza!

  • Kristin October 22, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I love baking fresh pizza. I love loading it with tom’s of cheese and fresh veggies.

  • Carlee C October 22, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I would probably make a salmon pizza with capers. I bet it would taste amazing coming out of that oven. That is very cool.

  • Jeffrey October 22, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Spinach, sundried tomatoes, feta cheese, pine nuts, garlic, mozzarella and fresh basil.

  • Jennifer Williams October 22, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    The first pizza would be a cheese pizza for my youngest – the second would be spinach and mushroom for the rest of us!

  • Ann Fantom October 22, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I would test it when making an onion and pepper pizza

  • Mama to 5 BLessings October 22, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    YUM! That looks awesome! I want one for my grill!

  • AImee Smith October 22, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    YUM! I have killer feta and grilled onion pizza recipe I would love to try in that oven!

  • Kristi C October 23, 2014 at 4:03 am

    I would make a pepperoni and red pepper pizza.

  • danielle Marie October 23, 2014 at 4:06 am

    i would test out a simple pizza with mushrooms and olives. my fave.

  • Amy Pratt October 23, 2014 at 6:28 am

    I would go buy a Papa Murphy’s Favorite pizza and cook it in this!

  • Debbi Wellenstein October 23, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I will make my super deluxe open up the refrigerator and dump everything on it pizza.

  • Jenn October 23, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I had no idea this was even a thing! Very cool! I’d make an everything but the kitchen sink pizza ;)

  • Brett October 23, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I know what I’m putting on my wish list! so cool!

  • val October 23, 2014 at 8:29 am

    We would so put this to good use! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • trisha kilpatrick October 23, 2014 at 8:43 am

    That is a tough question, but since I’m a little mushroom obsessive when it comes to pizzas, I’m sure it would have mushrooms and lots of cheese.

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