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Bulgogi Kimchi Pizza

Today is all about pizza!  For this month’s Recipe Redux theme, the Reduxers were challenged to share a recipe that’s not only fun to make but also healthy and of course…delicious.  I had to think long and hard about this one bc let’s face it, there are endless possibilities when it comes to toppings and which part of the world you want to go.  Mexico?  Italy?

This time, I visited my very own country, Korea.  And of course, you can’t talk about Korean food without mentioning bulgogi and kimchi.  While they are often made complete with a side of rice, their versatility causes them to be the center of attention in many fusion dishes.  Personally, I think they taste fabulous with cheese and tomato sauce!

I took a little shortcut and used Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough, which is one of my freezer staples.  However, if you have a favorite pizza crust recipe, now is the time to bring it out.  I also used no-salt-added marinara sauce because between the marinated beef, kimchi, and cheese…that’s plenty of savory.

Bulgogi Kimchi Pizza

I like to prepare a huge batch of bulgogi at one time as it freezes beautifully.  Just put the uncooked meat along with the marinade in a zip-lock bag and throw it in the freezer.

There’s really no recipe to follow, as is the case with most pizzas.  Spread a layer of tomato sauce on top of the dough.  Pile on the cheese as much or little as you want and the same goes for the mushrooms, bell peppers, bulgogi and kimchi.  You can also add whatever vegetables you’d like.

Bulgogi Kimchi Pizza

Maybe it’s the Korean in me, but there was something oh so comforting about the flavors in this pie.  A little bit of sweet, a little bit of salty, and that unmistakable fermented sour of well-ripened kimchi.  The cheese melted into a beautiful pillow, securely holding all of the toppings in place.  I found out that later that the Hungryman couldn’t get this pizza off his mind while he was at work (he doesn’t even complain that all we use is whole wheat pizza dough now).

Whether you’re appreciating it from the Korean angle or the Italian angle, the healthy angle or the fun angle, you’ve just got to give this recipe a try!

Bulgogi Kimchi Pizza

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Ingredients 

  • Whole wheat pizza dough, homemade or store bought (I used Trader Joe's brand)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Bulgogi
  • Kimchi
  • Mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • Green bell pepper, sliced thinly

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425 F or follow the instructions of your dough recipe or of the dough package.
  • Flour the work surface and evenly roll out dough to roughly 12-in across. Spread tomato sauce first. Then add mozzarella cheese, the veggies, bulgogi, and finally kimchi. Bake until cheese has melted and crust turns crispy and lightly browned, approximately 10-15 minutes.
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Now come and join me as I drool over all the healthy pizzas my fellow  Recipe Reduxers came up with ;).
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

33 Comments

  1. I have a bunch of leftover bulgogi beef from a work lunch, and a Trader Joe’s cheese pizza in the freezer…I think you just convinced me of my dinner plans! I don’t have any kimchee handy though – I’ll have to throw some Sriracha in there for a little tang.

    1. That sounds like a fabulous idea! I bet sriracha worked beautifully with bulgogi! ;). Thank you also for sharing the photo on Twitter, Kim! It’s lovely to connect with you, and I look forward to following you.

  2. This is SO cool. I’ve tried thai style pizza before, but I love Korean version! I thin my kids who love Asian food more will definitely pick this bulgogi kimchi pizza than peperoni. 🙂

  3. Me love this Korean flavours in the pizza! A new network channel have been showing a lot of Korean food shows lately, I get so hungry watching them.

  4. Now this is an original pizza. My son is fasinated by Korea he is going to love this. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday…good to see you back.