Cheese Lover’s Choice: Blue Cheese Pizza Recipe

Welcome foodies! We all have the same rule to follow and adapt: EAT, SLEEEP, REPEAT. OKAY, so we know that we connect here to celebrate the art of creativity and flavors in a delectable manner. Join this culinary adventure where each bite has a bloom of cheesy flavors (to perfection). Dive into the gummy goodness of cheese to experience the unforgettable texture and aroma of a perfectly baked pizza. Pamper your senses and enhance your love for all things cheesy and delicious.

Cheese without pizza is way more like life without a soul. I am someone who really cannot imagine pizza without cheese; the texture and flavor cheese brings to the dish are so tempting. Cheese holds a vast variety, and each brings different flavors and textures. Pizza is a universally loved dish because it can adapt to any fusion of flavors and yet taste just amazing. The goodness of cheese and aromatic pizza flavors is nothing but an irresistible combination to satisfy taste buds.

Celebrating Blue Cheese Pizza

Blue cheese is a kind that is characterized by its unique blue and green veining, an outcome of the cultivation of Penicillium (formed during the cheese-making process). This not only provides a unique feature but also contributes a strong, tangy flavor and creamy texture to the cheese. Isn’t it interesting that blue cheese has different varieties with unique taste profiles and textures?

Blue cheese pizza sounds different and quirky, yet the combination has made a strong impression on foodies. The creation feels more like the outcome of huge experiments with gourmet and unconventional pizza toppings. The blend of blue cheese with pizza dough, sauce, and toppings is a natural add-on of culinary innovation that specifies modern pizza making. This creative fusion brings together the sharp, tangy notes of blue cheese with the rich, comforting qualities of pizza, resulting in a bold and flavorful dish.

The celebration of blue cheese pizza sheds light on the appreciation for creative and gourmet pizza options. Celebrating moments like food festivals, pizza competitions, and gourmet pizzerias usually feature blue cheese pizza as a forte dish, reflecting its unique flavor profile.

Blue Cheese Pizza

Blue Cheese Pizza Sauce Recipe

Before preparing blue cheese pizza, we first need to prepare a rich and creamy pizza sauce with blue cheese. The sauce is creamy, tangy, and perfect to elevate the pizza’s texture and flavor to gourmet status. I will be sharing a simple yet delicious sauce recipe to try.

Let’s first know what ingredients we will need to prepare the sauce:

1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup crumbled blue cheese (I chose Gorgonzola cheese), 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon salt to taste, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, ¼ teaspoon onion powder, and ¼ teaspoon dried thyme.

Now it’s time for preparation

Take a medium saucepan and melt the butter over medium heat. Then add minced garlic and sauté (about one minute) until it is aromatic. Now add flour to it and cook for another few minutes, until the mixture is well combined and golden. This develops a roux that helps thicken the sauce.

Cautiously whisk the mixture in heavy cream, ensuring there are no lumps. Whisk continuously (for 3–4 minutes) until the mixture is smooth and starts to thicken.

At this step, adjust the flame from medium to low, then add crumbled blue cheese. Stir continuously until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth. Season it with salt, black pepper, onion powder, and dried thyme (adjust seasoning as per taste). Allow the sauce to simmer on a low flame for an extra 2–3 minutes, till it reaches the desired consistency.

Finally, allow it to cool down before putting it to any use.

Blue Cheese Pizza

Blue Cheese Pizza Recipe

Let’s start with the basics. First,  arrange all necessary equipment in one place, like:

Mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, whisk, medium saucepan, rolling pin, pizza peel or baking sheet, knife, and chopping board.

Now focus on the ingredients required to make the blue cheese pizza recipe:

Pizza Dough (16 inches)

Blue Cheese Pizza Sauce

Thinly shaved parmesan, one cup

Shredded mozzarella, half cup

Crumbled blue cheese, half a cup

Thinly sliced red onions, half a cup

Sliced olives, a quarter cup

Honey to drizzle: one tablespoon

Here comes an actual task (preparation), which will require approximately half an hour or forty minutes to get done with the whole preparation and baking process.

For pizza, base or crust is the main thing to start with; hence, for dough, either prepare it at home or get it ready-made from the store. Homemade will bring freshness, authenticity, and customization, whereas store-bought will be quick and save time.

Preheat the oven to 475°F.

Now evenly spread the blue cheese pizza sauce over the crust, leaving edges around the corner. Then generously layer it with parmesan, mozzarella, and blue cheese. It will bring a creamy, tangy flavor and texture to the pizza. Top it up with red onion slices and olives.

Put the assembled blue cheese pizza in a preheated oven, and bake it for 10-12 minutes, till the crust becomes golden, and the cheese is bubbly browned.

Let it cool slightly, drizzle it with some honey for a hint of sweetness. And finally, slice it, and serve it fresh.

Points to note:

  • The flavour of blue cheese is very strong and tangy, so pairing it with sweet elements can finely balance the taste.
  • For a crispier crust, bake pizza on a preheated pizza stone, if available.
  • Toppings are always based on choices, like it can be anything figs, pears, prosciutto and so on (giving some sweet element to the pairing tangy stuff).

Nutritional profile of blue cheese pizza (but, this is estimated and can simply vary depending upon ingredients):

  • 380 calories
  • 14g protein
  • 18g fat
  • 40g carbohydrates
  • 2g fibre
  • 4g sugars
  • 740 mg sodium

*Store leftovers in a refrigerator for up to 3 days and in a freezer up to 2 months. By double wrapping slices with plastic or aluminum wrap and put it in airtight containers/freezer-safe bags.

*Reheat refrigerated slices into a preheated oven, and thaw freeze slices first in the refrigerator overnight. Then reheat it in a preheated oven.

*Proper Double wrapping ensures there is no freezer burn or dried layer on blue cheese pizza.

I found a fantastic video to share with you. Check out the Blue Cheese Pizza RECIPE, 3 Ways by Clarisse Food Diaries.

Recipe by by Clarisse Food Diaries

Blue Cheese Pizza Variations

Blue cheese pizza is versatile and, hence, can adapt different ingredients to satisfy taste buds. Therefore, experimenting with new variations and toppings and exploring unique flavors can elevate the culinary choices we make.

Here I am sharing a few variations, like:

  • Fig and Prosciutto blue cheese pizza, topped with fresh figs, prosciutto, arugula, and balsamic glaze.
  • Pear and Walnut blue cheese pizza, topped with pears, roasted walnuts, arugula, and a drizzle of honey.
  • Caramelized onions and bacon blue cheese pizza, prepared with caramelized onions, cooked bacon, and fresh thyme leaves.
  • Apple and Sage blue cheese pizza, topped with thinly sliced apples, chopped sage, and crushed pecans.
  • Mushroom and Truffle Oil blue cheese pizza, topped with mushroom, truffle oil to drizzle, and arugula.
  • Spinach and Artichoke blue cheese pizza, assembled with spinach, chopped marinated artichokes, and parmesan cheese.
  • Roasted Garlic and Sun-dried Tomato blue cheese pizza, with roasted garlic cloves, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil.
  • Buffalo Chicken blue cheese pizza, prepared with cooked shredded chicken tossed in Buffalo sauce and topped with chopped celery.

Hence, these are a few suggestions for variations on Blue Cheese Pizza. So, keep exploring and styling unique gourmet pizza to satisfy taste buds with rich flavors.

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Side dishes to serve with Blue Cheese Pizza

Usually pizzas are complemented best with side dishes like garlic bread, desserts, hamburgers, refreshing drinks, and many more. Here are some suggestions to serve as a side dish with blue cheese pizza:

Antipasto Salad, an Italian appetizer containing Italian salami, mozzarella cheese, black olives, roasted red peppers, grape tomatoes, and Italian seasoning.

Mixed Green Salad, prepared with spinach, lettuce, arugula, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, and lemon vinaigrette.

Roasted Brussels sprouts, made with Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt and pepper, and balsamic glaze.

Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks, prepared with pizza dough, butter, minced garlic, grated parmesan cheese, and freshly chopped parsley.

Caprese Salad is a healthy preparation made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt, and pepper.

Cucumber and Dill Salad, preparation of fresh cucumber slices, chopped dill, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Roasted sweet potatoes, with some salt and pepper seasoning.

Grilled or sautéed vegetables like carrots, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, baby corn, mushrooms, and a few more are served with white sauce or cheese dip.

Fruit salad is a tempting preparation of mixed tropical and seasonal fruits with salt and pepper seasoning.

Refreshing drinks and sparkling water.

Thus, these side dishes offer unique texture and flavor, complementing blue cheese pizza and preparing a balanced and satisfying meal.

The pizza and its variations are undoubtedly unique and flavorful. I know it has no decided end; I mean, the variations and styles are simply uncountable. One can do non-stop culinary experiments with limitless ideas. Therefore, the journey to explore taste, flavor, and health is never-ending. Just like that, blue cheese pizza is a form of culinary experiment to satisfy taste buds with unique fusions. I found this recipe good enough, as it offers a strong, tangy taste of blue cheese with authentic dough preparation and toppings of choice.

Cheese and pizza go hand in hand; therefore, experimenting with new fusions helps discover unique recipes. By the way, I would love to know your viewpoint on blue cheese pizza recipes, your thoughts, opinions, ideas, and suggestions. First of all, it will boost our engagement in foodie talks, and secondly, good engagement helps improve brainstorming to get new ideas.

FAQ’s

1. How does blue cheese pizza taste?

Blue cheese tastes bold and tangy. It provides a creamy texture with slightly pungent and savory bites.

2. Can I make this pizza with other blue cheese varieties?

Yes, the blue cheese pizza can be prepared with other available varieties of blue cheese.

3. How can the blue cheese be kept from becoming overly dominant?

Combine blue cheese with other mild cheese flavors. Add sweet and mild-flavored toppings. Evenly spread blue cheese over the pizza.

4. Which toppings go well with blue cheese pizza?

Toppings like sweet, savory, crunchy, fresh greens, and vegetables can pair well with blue cheese pizza.

5. Is blue cheese pizza possible to prepare in vegetarian or vegan style?

Yes, blue cheese pizza can be prepared vegetarian or vegan style.

6. How may I improve the flavor of my blue cheese pizza?

Use combined cheeses, fresh premium-quality ingredients, herbs, and spices, with a drizzle of balsamic.

7. Can this recipe be used with store-bought pizza dough?

For sure, the blue cheese pizza recipe can be prepared with store-bought pizza dough.

Link to more pizza recipes

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