Category Archives: provolone

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.

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Fulmer Pie Pizza Recipe

Fulmer Pie Pizza

I come from a long line of farmers and do-it-yourselfers, but somehow I have struggled with both skills. I am just learning how to garden and I have been known to purchase a lot of ingredients that my Uncle Al would just as soon make himself. Homemade pizza sauce is an ingredient that I have not yet attempted. While visiting my Uncle Al, he hand had some homemade sauce in the fridge ready to use for one our of three pizza creations.

To go along with the homemade sauce we pan cooked Italian sausage. We also included kalamata olives,  sun dried tomatoes, sliced jalapenos and yellow peppers. After pre-baking the dough we slathered on the homemade sauce, laid on sharp provolone cheese, added all the veggies and sausage, then sprinkled on grated parmesan cheese. We let the pizza bake and then dug in.

So many flavors jumped off this pizza. I honed in on the homemade pizza sauce. Uncle Al’s sauce recipe is so good that I could eat it like soup! The rest of the pizza was amazing as well, from the sausage to the veggies and the cheeses. It only took one bite to for me to change my ways and commit to making pizza sauce for all my pizzas.

Pittsburgh Pastrami Pizza Recipe

Pittsburgh, PA

Joe Primanti started selling sandwiches to truckers in the 1930s. It was an easy meal to eat on the road and the Strip District was bustling with late night delivery trucks. Joe’s brothers joined him in the restaurant business and the demand for the sandwiches has continued to grow. You can now try a Primanti Bros “Almost Famous” sandwich at 20 locations in Pennsylvania and Florida.

The signature toppings on all Primanti Bros sandwiches are tomatoes, cole slaw and french fries. I was excited by the idea of getting to put french fries on pizza after using them in my California Burrito Pizza Recipe. And experimenting with cole slaw reminded me of using mac salad on my Garbage Plate Pizza. With over 20 speciality sandwiches on the Primanti Bros menu, I decided to turn their Pastrami & Cheese sandwich into a pizza.

I pre-baked the dough, then covered it with provolone cheese, and topped that with shredded pastrami. I added sliced tomatoes, then arranged the french fries and sprinkled on some extra cheese. While the pizza baked I prepped the slaw. I made a vinegar based dressing for the cabbage, it had a nice sweet and sour taste to it. When the pizza was out of the oven I topped it with the cole slaw and sliced it up.

It was sort of a challenge to get all of the toppings in one bite but I was up for that challenge. The saltiness of the pastrami, cheese and fries combined with with sweet and sour flavors of the slaw tasted so good together, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! The Primanti Bros know their sandwiches and I have them to thank for inspiring my Pittsburgh Pastrami Pizza recipe.