My occasionally snarky thoughts on everything from motherhood, politics, life and current events. Cocktails are sometimes mandatory. Bottoms up!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Blue Cheese Appetizer Pizza

.....yay carnival of the recipes!

This is a great recipe to serve when you have vegetarian guests -- though I have noticed that carnivores enjoy it just as much! Enjoy!


1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
(I use Rhodes pizza dough or french bread dough)
3 T olive/canola oil, divided
2 t dried basil (I use less basil. It is quite overpowering. Use to your taste.)
2 t dried oregano
1 t garlic powder
1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 cup (4 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
3 ounces crumbled blue cheese
2 T grated Parmesan cheese

Divide bread dough in half. Press each portion onto the bottom of a 12-in. pizza pan coated with nonstick cooking spray; build up edges slightly. (I roll out the dough -- it goes faster.) Prick dough several times with a fork. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. (If I use the pizza dough, I don't let it rise.)

Brush dough with oil. Combine the basil, oregano and garlic powder; sprinkle over dough. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Arrange onion and tomatoes over crusts; sprinkle with cheeses. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until gold brown. Yield: 2 pizzas (10 slices each).