Category Archives: cheddar cheese

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Pizza

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Pizza

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Pizza

Ingredients

Most couples plan a romantic date out the first time they hire a non-family babysitter, but my husband and I opted to visit Wegmans to shop for pizza ingredients. We sampled a couple of organic cheeses and landed on an aged cheddar cheese from Sonoma Creamery in California. When you purchase such a rich cheese you don’t want to take away its intensity by adding too many toppings so the combination of white pizza sauce, broccoli, and a dash of red pepper flakes was the perfect combination. After pre-baking the dough, the cheese melted nicely at 450 degrees for 8 minutes.

Apple Bacon Cheddar Pizza Recipe

Apple Bacon Cheddar Pizza

Apple Bacon Cheddar Pizza

Ingredients

Apple, bacon, and cheddar are becoming one of my most favorite pizza combinations. What’s interesting to me is that this pizza turns out different each time I make it. Check out this post from November 2011 and another from October 2012. Two different strategies make this version stand out from the others. First, my friend Sara showed me how to slice the onions super thin, making caramelizing easier. Second, rather than putting the toppings on one topping at a time we added them more randomly. This made for nice flavor distribution and nice presentation. This apple, bacon, and cheddar recipe is sweet and savory, and so delicious!

Apple Sausage Pizza Recipe

Apple Sausage Pizza

Apple Sausage Pizza

Ingredients

Notes: The 31st Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival inspired this pizza. I picked up some fresh apples from the friendly students at Cornell Orchards and knew I had to make a pizza. After a quick stop at GreenStar Natural Foods Market for some organic ingredients I was ready to assemble. A light spread of Annie’s Goddess Dressing helped keep the dough from drying out. My husband said the flavors of the apples, onions, cheddar cheese, and sausage were an excellent combination.

Chicken Mole Pizza

Chicken Mole Pizza Recipe

Ingredients

  • Roasted mole pepper
  • Diced hot pepper
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Garlic marinated grilled chicken
  • Mozzarella and cheddar cheeses
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Notes: I make more pizzas than I have time to blog about. In fact, I made this pizza in the fall of 2011 with a mole pepper from The Good Food Collective and a hot pepper form our neighbors garden.

BBQ Rib Pizza Recipe

BBQ Rib Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Grilled baby back ribs, chopped into small pieces
  • BBQ sauce
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Homemade pizza dough

Note: I love when I can use leftovers to make an awesome pizza (see my Thanksgiving Pizza recipe from last year). For this pizza, I broiled, then grilled the ribs with BBQ sauce. The ribs were delicious on their own, but on a pizza with cheddar cheese… amazing!

Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Breakfast Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Breakfast sausage, chopped
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Stonewall Kitchen Maine Maple Glaze
  • Homemade pizza dough

Notes: My first attempt at breakfast pizza back in 2010 was good, but it was missing something. Tonight I figured it out. Sauce. The Maine Maple Glaze I used on a previous pizza with pork was the perfect sauce for breakfast pizza. The sweet glaze complimented the savory eggs, sausage, and cheese. This pizza was awesome!

Apple, Cheddar, Bacon Pizza Recipe

Apple, Cheddar, Bacon Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Chopped turkey bacon
  • Caramelized yellow onion
  • Lightly sauteed Granny Smith apple
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Homemade pizza dough