Pizza Bar Tailgate: everything but the kitchen sink!


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — No more squabbling over what toppings to order for your pizza. Now, you can make a pizza bar for your tailgate or homegate that makes everyone happy!

Be warned, this will take a fair amount of preparation. However, none of your guests will be disappointed, and neither will you!


  • 4 flatbread pizza sheets
  • 1-14 oz. jar Hy-Vee Pizza sauce
  • 1 lbs. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups cooked Zarda Pulled Pork (available in your local Hy-Vee store)
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce (place in plastic squirt bottle)
  • 4 TB Green Onions, Minced
  • 1 lbs. Ground Chuck
  • 1 pkg. Hy-Vee Taco Seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 each red and yellow bell pepper, seeded and julienned (cut into thin strips)
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and julienned, caramelize onions in a med-high heat pan until carmelization has taken place
  • 1/3 cup black olives sliced
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese pearls
  • 1 sprig fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pitted and sliced Kalamata olives
  • Olive oil to brush on flatbread crusts


The trick to this successful Home-Gate Recipe is to prep ahead and have many options for your hungry fan base.

  • Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees
  • Sauté your ground chuck in a small drizzle of oil over medium high heat for about 5-6 minutes, stirring to break up the meat. After its cooked, drain to remove excess oil
  • Mix in taco seasoning and keep warm while building pizzas
  • These crusts are already baked, so they are easy to build
  • The first three flatbread are started with a thin layer of pizza sauce and then a layer of shredded Mozzarella chdeese
  • The last flatbread pizza is brushed with olive oil then mozzarella pearls, basil, Kalamata olives



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