There’s something about the taste of wood-fired pizza that elevates the experience to a work of art.
The crust is crispy, the toppings are cooked just right, and the smoky flavor keeps you coming back for more.
Sounds good, right? You cook your other favorites with wood in your ugly drum smoker; why not use it to cook pizza?
The Smokin’ Ugly Pizza Oven turns your drum smoker into a pizza cooker that will have the neighbors wondering if you deliver.
Smokin' Ugly™: An Outdoor Pizza Oven Smoker Combo
How can a standard 55-gallon drum smoker turn into a pizza oven?
This drum smoker upgrade includes:
- A fuel basket – this piece attaches easily to the smoker’s rim and can be filled with wood or charcoal to provide more direct heat to the griddle.
- Stainless steel cooking plate – this stainless plate rests on the fuel basket and is contoured perfectly to the smoker’s rim. It’s ideal for cooking pizza, eggs, bacon, and much more. Think of it as your very own drum griddle.
Cooking chamber lid – attach this stainless steel hood onto the drum smoker lid with three easy bolts and get cooking!
Using Your Smokin’ Ugly Pizza Oven Kit
Once you’ve got the Smokin’ Ugly Pizza Oven Kit set up, using it is super simple.
Start by lighting your charcoal. Only fill the bottom with charcoal as we’ll be adding wood for our fuel source.
Once your charcoal has burned down, fill your basket up with your choice of wood. Put the wood in the back of the basket and add enough to get the fire up to temperature. Once you're up to temperature, you’re ready to start cooking!
If pizza isn't your style, the Smokin’ Ugly Pizza Oven can also double as a griddle that can cook smash burgers, Naan, and more!
Why Use a Smoker Pizza Oven?
You can’t beat the taste of a wood-fired pizza from the Smokin’ Ugly Pizza Oven. Here are a few reasons why:
Even Heating: The Smokin’ Ugly Pizza Oven ensures the pizza is cooked evenly, giving it an amazing crispy texture.
Toppings Stay Fresh: Wood-burning pizza cookers quickly cook the pizza and toppings, helping toppings stay fresh and flavorful.
An Outstanding Crust: Pizza cooked with the Smokin’ Ugly Pizza Oven comes out with a crust that’s soft and chewy on the top with a crispy bottom.
That Smoky Flavor: Meat tastes better when it's smoked. So does pizza. Experiment with different wood to get the best flavor.
It’s Healthier: Because wood-burning ovens cook pizza quickly, toppings keep their nutrients. Nutrients and antioxidants from spinach, mushrooms, and peppers are often lost in conventional ovens because of prolonged heat exposure.
Need some inspiration? We don’t just manufacture these awesome drum smoker accessories, we use and love them! Our team collaborated to show you our favorite recipes, including the Smokin' Ugly™ Pizza – by Weber Knapp employees Rhonda, Randy, and Wayne!
Endless Recipe Possibilities
The Smokin’ Ugly Flatbread Pizza is a simple, yet delicious meal that any family will enjoy. Let’s start with the ingredients – for this pizza, you’ll need:
- precooked flatbread
- romano cheese
- pre-cooked chorizo sausage
red pepper flake
Start with a pre-cooked flatbread pizza and spread your ricotta cheese out as you would the sauce. Next, put the mozzarella and romano cheese down, and then the chorizo sausage, seasonings, and onions.
Once you’ve constructed your pizza, use the Pizza Peel to carefully set your creation inside the pizza oven. Keep an eye on your pizza, especially if you’ve got your oven extra-hot. Rotate the pizza to ensure even cooking, checking that the lid is closed each time.
(Need some help? Check out the Youtube video to the right for a full demonstration of how to cook this delicious Pizza!)
Once your cheese has melted and the crust is crispy, pull your pizza out, cut, and enjoy!
Download our full Smokin’ Ugly Cookbook below for more recipes like Eric’s Lazy Smoked Chicken, Tyler’s Mango Jalapeno Chicken Kabobs, or Leila’s Smoked Sausage Quiche that utilize the entire Smokin’ Ugly Accessories Lineup!
Get Your Smokin’ Ugly Pizza Oven Kit
Wood-fired pizza can be yours whenever you want it. Looking to turn your ugly drum smoker into a pizza oven? Pick up this and other Smokin’ Ugly accessories.