Ask For It: Pinky G’s Powder Hound Pizza


Like to take a swing at making pizza at home tonight? Pinky G’s will help you top that pie like the masters with the recipe for their powder hound pizza. The dough recipe is top secret, but you can pick up a round of dough from Pinky G’s, Jackson Whole Grocer, or Lucky’s. And here’s an additional tip: avoid packaged cheese and shred your own. Cooking time may vary at different elevations and in different ovens. pinky g's powder hound

Pinky G’s Powder Hound Pizza


  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Your favorite homemade or store-bought pizza dough
  • 2 cups five-cheese mixture, grated (low-moisture mozzarella, low-moisture part-skim mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan and Romano)
  • 1 cup cubed high-moisture buffalo mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 550 F, or as high as your oven will allow.
  • Mix garlic and oil together and let sit for at least one day (the longer, the better).
  • Take basting brush and stir garlic oil to help infuse flavors.
  • Dip and spread garlic and oil around the entire pizza, leaving a one-inch crust untouched.
  • Spread all cheeses evenly over the oil base, spacing out the ricotta and buffalo mozzarella.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes.
  • Finish with fresh chopped basil.

About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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