Category Archives: asiago

Four Cheese Pizza Recipe

Four Cheese Pizza

Four Cheese Pizza

Ingredients

  • BelGioioso Freshly Shredded Four Cheeses: Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan, and Provolone
  • Homemade pizza sause
  • Homemade pizza dough

It’s been almost two years since I made a four cheese pizza, and one year since I’ve eaten real dairy cheese. What a simple pizza recipe! The cheese combination was strong but tasty and went well with my homemade pizza sauce. I was so excited to eat my first real cheese pizza after a year without, that I only let the dough rise for 30 minutes when it really needs at least an hour. When it baked the crust didn’t get as fluffy as it usually does. Despite the slightly dry, flat crust it was a good pizza.

Watermelon Pizza Recipe

Watermelon Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Grilled watermelon
  • Asiago and mozzarella cheese
  • Balsamic reduction sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough made with fresh basil

Note: This week’s share from The Good Food Collective included so many fresh veggies that it was difficult to decide which to use on a pizza. So, I asked my Facebook followers for ideas. After seeing the picture of the choices a couple of friends suggested using the only fruit in the mix, watermelon! After hesitating a bit, I accepted the challenge. I added some fresh chopped basil to my usual dough recipe. Because I didn’t want the crust to be soggy, I only used a small amount of grilled watermelon to top the pizza. The balsamic reduction sauce was a first for my pizzas, but won’t be a last. All the flavors tasted great together. The basil in the crust was mild but noticeable. The balsamic sauce tasted wonderful with the cheeses. The watermelon held some of its sweet flavor and was delicious with the other ingredients. What I thought was a crazy idea turned out to be a fantastic pizza!

Rapini, Three Cheese Pizza Recipe

Rapini, Three Cheese Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Sauteed rapini
  • Sauteed red and white onion
  • Sauteed garlic
  • Basil
  • Asiago, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade dough

Note: The rapini, onions, garlic, and basil were fresh from The Good Food Collective. This pizza was delicious!

Pepperoni, Olive and Broccolini Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Deep Dish Pizza

Pepperoni, Olive and Broccolini Deep Dish Pizza

1. Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees
2. Roll out the dough
3. Spray a round pie pan with canola oil and sprinkle on cornmeal
4. Press the dough into a round pie pan
5.  Pre-bake the dough for 7 minutes
6. Place all the fillings in the pizza: start with layering mozzarella cheese
7. Sprinkle on shredded asiago cheese, sliced Kalamata olives, thinly sliced pepperoni, steamed broccolini, and pizza sauce
8.  Top with parmesan cheese
9. Bake for about 20 minutes

You can use your regular pizza dough recipe to make the dough. I substitute  one cup flour with 1 cup cornmeal for my deep dish pizza and it works great!

#50: Grilled Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive and Asiago Pizza Recipe 9/5/10

Tonight we wanted to hang onto the last bits of summer by grilling so I created my Grilled Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive and Asiago pizza recipe. Last week we had our date night at one of our favorite Italian restaurants, Boccacinis, and I had a pasta dish with an Asiago cheese sauce. It was delicious and it gave me the idea to use Asiago cheese on a pizza.

To go with the rich flavor of the Asiago cheese, I bought sun-dried tomatoes marinated in Italian seasonings and oil. Andrew requested Kalamata olives, which have become a staple in our cupboard, to top the pizza as well. I went with a marinara sauce so it wouldn’t overpower the flavors of the other ingredients. When the grill was hot we assembled the pizza and watched magic happen. The flavors went so well together and this pizza tasted amazing! If I had to compare my Grilled Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive and Asiago pizza recipe with one of similar taste status I would compare it with The Quagliata pizza. Both have strong flavors and surprising tastes, and both turned out to be outstanding pizzas!

#27: Philly Cheese Steak Pizza Recipe 6/12/10

With my mom and sister in-law out of town, Andrew and I thought it would be nice to have my step-dad and brother over for a guy’s night, plus me. When considering recipe options I took into account that my step-dad, Jim, is a meaty pizza kind of guy. My sister in-law is a vegetarian so when my brother, Joe, took us up on our offer for dinner he eagerly asked, “Can you put meat on the pizza because Aimée isn’t here?” I decided to create a Philly Cheese Steak pizza.

The idea for Philly Cheese Steak pizza came while we were watching the Philadelphia episode of Man v. Food. Adam took down a massive cheese steak at Tony Luke’s in Philadelphia. Despite never having a cheese steak sandwich before, I was drooling at the idea of creating a pizza out of this sandwich. Andrew picked up the ingredients at Wegmans where the guys at the meat counter graciously sliced and pounded a pound of rib eye. Being a fantastic sous chef he even sautéed the thinly sliced steak along with onions and garlic when he got home. I spread provolone cheese on the dough, tossed on the steak and onion mixture, and topped it with fresh asiago, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.

The Philly Cheese Steak pizza was definitely a winner and I now see why it is such a popular sandwich. My mom and sister in-law can rest assured that I sent Jim and Joe home with full, satisfied bellies. And if you’re reading this Adam Richman, I will gladly have you over for a Philly Cheese Steak pizza challenge anytime.