I made homemade pizza the other night and it was delicious except for the fact the toppings wouldn't stay on the cooked dough. It was a Chicken Alfredo pizza with green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and chicken. I used a metal round pizza pan to bake the pizza and the taste was amazing! However, like I stated earlier, the topping and the cheese would fall off. Why is this? How do I make it stick to the dough? Maybe I put too many toppings on the pizza, but I believe I put a perfect, good amount. Thanks for the feedback! (:

  • Was there any cheese? Your ingredients above don't mention any. Cheese is generally what makes things "stick" on a pizza.
    – FuzzyChef
    Commented Jul 8, 2014 at 22:45
  • I see "topping and cheese" referenced. What about sauce? Did you have any between the cheese and shell? Also, what type of cheese did you use - if mozzarella, was it fresh, whole milk or part skim?
    – Michael E.
    Commented Jul 8, 2014 at 22:57
  • FuzzyChef: I used cheese on my pizza. I mentioned it in the paragraph but I'm sure it was easy to miss! But yes, I did use cheese (: Michael: I used regular alfredo sauce for the sauce and I used mozzarella cheese. The cheese was fresh from the deli and I grated it myself at home. Commented Jul 9, 2014 at 0:05
  • I was thinking maybe it is the dough because it was pretty thick but it was golden and crispy so I wasn't sure what happened to the toppings. Commented Jul 9, 2014 at 0:06
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    The oil/fat content of the sauce can play a part in this, a napoli sauce dries out, but a cream-based sauce can demulsify and provide the grease to stop things from sticking together.
    – Ming
    Commented Jul 9, 2014 at 1:43

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Probably, you spreaded too much sauce on your pizza base; that is why melted cheese could not get onto the base.

You might make that pizza in a hasty. So, you put your uncooked pizza in an overheated oven.

You need to select the mozzarella cheese which can work as like as glue stick used in heat-gun. I believe you can make your pizza perfectly after 2/3 more trial and error.


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