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Monday, June 7, 2010

Tomato, Herb and Blue Cheese Pizza - Blue Monday





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I have one other pizza that counts blue cheese in its ingredients list. This pie is all over the internet, but I have been unable to trace its original source. Folks who love to cook and eat, sometimes bypass a recipe because it's parentage is suspect or it comes from a source that is not properly credentialed. It's the old "whose your daddy" school of cooking. In the case of this pizza, that would be a mistake. This will not set the culinary world on fire, but it makes a fast, easy and delicious meal. It has the colors of a calico quilt and is as pretty to look at as a pizza can be. I bake my pizzas in a rectangular pan because I find this shape easier to serve and store. If you prefer a round pie, the only thing that changes in this recipe is the type of pan you use. Don't be put off by the blue cheese. It blends nicely with the other ingredients and doesn't overpower the pie. While the recipe uses frozen bread dough, you can use your favorite crust or bake it on lavash or another type of flatbread. Here's the recipe.

Tomato, Herb and Blue Cheese Pizza...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:

1 (1-lb.) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 small red onion, thinly sliced, pulled into rings
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 ounces of crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
1) Cut bread dough in half. Press each portion onto bottom of an 9 x 13-inch baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray; build up edges slightly. Prick dough several times with a fork. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
2) Brush dough with oil. Combine basil, oregano and garlic powder and sprinkle dough. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Arrange onion and tomatoes over crust. Sprinkle with mozzarella and blue cheese. Bake until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes longer. Yield: 2 pies.

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Greek-Style Flatbread Pizza - One Perfect Bite
Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese and Walnut Pizza - One Perfect Bite
Mexicali Pizza - One Perfect Bite

This post is being linked to:
Smiling Sally - Blue Monday
Meatless Monday at My Sweet and Savory

68 comments :

Jeannie said...

Mmmmm...the blue cheese is rather daunting lol! I'll probably substitute with something more to my taste. Love your photos!

Cheers!

Sook said...

Yum! I love simple vegetable and cheese pizza like this! Looks good!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Mary,

Do you hear my printer? This recipe is a keeper. So delish!

Carmen

dawn said...

i'm going to have to add this to the menu next week. looks delicious!
dawn

Kathleen said...

I wish I had a slice of this right now!

Angie's Recipes said...

Blue cheesy pizza...mmm...Mary, you have kept coming up the exciting and delicious recipes.

xinex said...

I usually do not like blue Cheese but this looks good, Mary...Christine

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

This looks perfectly delicious! Blue cheese makes everything taste better!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This looks like it has a wonderful mix of flavours. Yum. Diane

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Mary...
buona la pizza !!!!!
Yum !!
In Italia la facciamo in mille modi, ma la più buona ( per me ) è quella in versione " pizza capricciosa "... pomodoro fresco, mozzarella di bufala, carciofini, olive nere, prosciutto cotto.
Buona giornata :-)

Priya said...

Wat a beautiful and catchy pizza...love it..

Sushma Mallya said...

Pizza looks superb mary...very beautiful and yummy

Allie and Pattie said...

I did recently try this, the only substitutions being use of fresh herbs (while I have them growing!). It was lovely!
xoxo Pattie

Alessandra said...

My man loves blue cheese pizza, now that we are in Italy he always gets gorgonzola pizza :-)

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Looks delicious Mary! I know I would love this one too.

Salsa Verde said...

Hi Mary,
Maybe that recipe will not set the culinary world on fire but, it already set me on fire!!
I love blue cheese so, all recipes with that fabulous cheese, are very welcome to my kitchen!
Love,
Lia.

Rosabela said...

This looks and sounds terrific! I would make this with thin crust since that's what we like. :-)

I usually by a Bavarian blue cheese (Bavaria Blu) but the other day I picked up the Danish one and I was hooked. It really is to die for. Thanks for sharing.

pigpigscorner said...

yum..blue cheese, too bad my hubs hates blue cheese.

12th Man Training Table said...

// Folks who love to cook and eat, sometimes bypass a recipe because it's parentage is suspect or it comes from a source that is not properly credentialed. //

Wouldn't that be like not listening to a record because you didn't know who the musician's teachers were? I say, get the ownership out of the kitchen. Food is for sharing, not for claiming as ones own. Cheers!

Martha said...

This does look yummy!

SmilingSally said...

I had blue cheese in a salad this past week, but I don't think I'd care for it on pizza. However, pizza is not my favorite meal. Happy Blue Monday, Mary.

Chef E said...

Oh how the title caught my attention first! Sounds great, I have to get my pizza on, and this fits my vegetarian eating during the week, thanks Mary for all your hard work putting up these recipes and great photos!

Kim said...

I love blue cheese, Mary! This looks terrific.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

We just had a salad last night topped with a buttermilk blue cheese. It was delicious...I love that salty burst of flavor. This pizza looks to be right up our alley.

San said...

Delicious pizza is getting my attention all the way ,with blue cheese on it sounds interesting.

Southerncook said...

Mary, This looks and sounds DIVINE. The next time DH and I decide to have pizza I will give this a whirl. I love any kind of blue cheese but have never put it on pizza. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Joe Ambrosino said...

Very nice Mary. I love blue cheese (especially gorgonzola) but TW does not.(so I'll send her to McDonalds for the evening) Kidding!I am interested in your theory about the "Who's your daddy" bloggers. I hope there aren't too many of them as I rarely use recipes straight from a cookbook.

Susi said...

Looks delicious and rather easy for a quick meal!

gengen said...

Wow this is great pizza like it yummy. Happy blue Monday.

Cooking with Kait said...

Hi Mary, what a terrific and easy to put together pizza. Great photo. I wish I could take a bite. Happy Monday!

Tasha said...

In our house we have a favorite pizza we make with gorgonzola, sliced tomato and fresh basil, so I already know what a fabulous combination this is! I will have to try adding the red onion next time.

tasteofbeirut said...

This pizza sounds delicious! I love the three different cheeses that are incorporated in it. It reminds me of a meal my mom used to make by melting all her leftover French cheeses when we lived in France in a bechamel and serve it on toast; to ide for.but yours with the tomato is even better!

M @ Betty Crapper said...

I've never had blue cheese on pizza. Hmmmmm that'll change soon. I have some homemade pizza dough in my freezer. I'm going to make your recipe with one of them. Now what bottle of wine should I buy?

Cristie said...

Oh, I simply adore blue cheese! This goes to the top of the menu list. I actually haven't seen this out on the web, thanks for posting it.

Trendsetters said...

we too made a pizza from scratch yday...will post it soon...blue cheese is a great idea. love blue cheese too..

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Do you deliver? I'll be ordering a huge one of those magnificent pizzas.

Pam said...

Oh Mary, I could gobble this right up. This is a fantastic recipe.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This look simple and delicious, a perfect quick meal especially for lunch.

Jessica said...

This pizza looks awesome - I love blue cheese but have never thought to put it on a pizza like this. Nice pictures too.

Becky said...

Mary, it looks delicious. I've had gorgonzola on pizza before, but haven't tried bleu cheese. It is now on my list.

Devaki said...

Yum! Mry what a gorgeous pic and lovely lovely flavors....blue cheese & tomatoes & herbs...swoon.....

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Big Dude said...

My-oh-my, definitely into the try soon file

Erica said...

mmm delicious photo…!Love blue cheese and this pizza sounds amazing.

CC said...

Mmmmmmmmm and yummmmmmmm. Thank you for this recipe sweet Mary. Mine may not be as pretty as yours,but I'm gonna try this one. Happy Blue Monday..have a lovely week.

The Blonde Duck said...

I haven't had pizza in so long...

RamblingTart said...

You have the most wonderful blue cheese recipes, Mary. :-) I just love it! Blue cheese is a HUGE favorite in my Danish family and it's so fun to get all these new ideas. :-)

Pie said...

I love blue cheese and that pizza looks so delicious!

My <a href="http://www.thisismyblog.info/>Blue Monday</a>.

Cheryl said...

I adore blue cheese, what a great idea. I have never heard of it on a pizza before!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Believe it or not I am starting to acquire a taste for Blue Cheese, so i'm going to have to get a bit adventurous and try this!

Barb said...

I'm usually not a blue cheese fan on it's own. Although the pictures of this pizza look amazing. I bet it adds a great kick to the taste.

Rachana Kothari said...

mmm mouthwatering Pizza....
Have a lovely week, Mary!

PeggyR said...

Oh yum and another winner! You must not have had blog problems! I did as well as many others, but I think we are all back up and running...yea!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Mary this looks so tempting. I have a weakness for blue cheese --the bluer the better! I love piquant foods.

bellini valli said...

This is an inspiring combination of ingredients here Mary:D

Anusce@Ciao-Chow said...

All my favorite ingredients!!!

Joanne said...

I could never be put off by blue cheese. In fact, I think it makes me love this even more! Delicious.

Velva said...

Mary, this looks so wonderful. I would love it. Also, I am going to remember about baking homemade pizza in a rectangular pan-that is a great idea.

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love pizza and I love blue cheese - so this is a must try!

Bridgett said...

This must be incredibly pleasing with the blue cheese. What a fun idea.

shanthi said...

Extremely tempting and delicious, wonderful click

sweetlife said...

mary your pizza looks wonderful, love blue cheese and with the herbs, great recipe

sweetlife

Sweet and Savory said...

I love when you link these delightful dishes to My Meatless Mondays. It is such a treat because you have unique but doable recipes and they sound so tasty. Thanks so much.

Briarside Lane said...

OH! I have all the ingredients to make this!!! Except the bread dough. I always make my own pizza dough... well, with Wolfgang Puck's recipe ;-)
This sounds wonderful, Mary! Thank you! ....Karen

The Paint Splash said...

Sounds delicious! We love blue cheese. I'm always looking for something to make when my son and his daughter visit Thanks for sharing and would love for you to come by for a visit. Debbie are vegetarians.

Briarside Lane said...

Hi Mary! I made the tomato, herb, and cheese pizza! It is delicious! The addition of the blue cheese is wonderful! We loved it. ...Karen

http://briarsidelane.blogspot.com/2010/06/perfect-ending.html

acooksomeday said...

That looks amazing! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. :) Take care, Julie.

Anne said...

This looks yummy and I agree it would be way easier to store a rectangular pizza. I'm going to try that next time for sure!

Angela said...

Hi Mary: I'm a new visitor to your blog, but I'll now be a 'regular'. I love your recipes, as they reflect our love of great tasting food, and my love of fairly easy recipes to follow. The "Good Woman's Codfish Casserole" was terrific, and tonight I'm making the "Tomato, Herb and Blue Cheese Pizza". Very soon I'll also be making the "Greek-Style Flatbread Pizza". Keep your wonderful recipes comming! Best Regards....

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