Classic Burrata Pizza

This burrata pizza is full of cheesy goodness and authentic Italian flavor! This rich and creamy cheese is the ultimate pizza topping. Are you ready for this? Rich and creamy burrata cheese is one of life’s greatest pleasures. (At least, in our opinion!) So why not put it on a pizza? Here’s the ultimate burrata pizza recipe: a traditional Margherita pizza with gooey burrata cheese on top. It tastes like the best pizza you’ve had: but at least 10 times better. Alex and I have been perfecting the art of the artisan Naples-style pizza for over ten years, and this one is a new favorite. Here are a few tricks for how to make the best burrata pizza! What is burrata, exactly? Burrata is an Italian fresh mozzarella cheese with a surprise inside: the center is filled with cream! The creamy interior also contains cheese shreds, called straciatella. Cut into the ball and the creamy cheese comes spilling out. This cheese originated in Southern Italy; now it’s served all over the country and world. Alex and I first tried it on our honeymoon in Italy and have been huge fans ever since. Burrata is higher in fat content than normal mozzarella and […]

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This burrata pizza is full of cheesy goodness and authentic Italian flavor! This rich and creamy cheese is the ultimate pizza topping.

Burrata pizza

Are you ready for this? Rich and creamy burrata cheese is one of life’s greatest pleasures. (At least, in our opinion!) So why not put it on a pizza? Here’s the ultimate burrata pizza recipe: a traditional Margherita pizza with gooey burrata cheese on top. It tastes like the best pizza you’ve had: but at least 10 times better. Alex and I have been perfecting the art of the artisan Naples-style pizza for over ten years, and this one is a new favorite. Here are a few tricks for how to make the best burrata pizza!

What is burrata, exactly?

Burrata is an Italian fresh mozzarella cheese with a surprise inside: the center is filled with cream! The creamy interior also contains cheese shreds, called straciatella. Cut into the ball and the creamy cheese comes spilling out. This cheese originated in Southern Italy; now it’s served all over the country and world. Alex and I first tried it on our honeymoon in Italy and have been huge fans ever since.

Burrata is higher in fat content than normal mozzarella and most other cheeses because of its creamy center. In fact, the word burrata comes from the Italian word burro, which means butter: referring to the buttery texture of this fancy cheese.

Burrata pizza

The tricks to how to make burrata pizza

Here’s the thing. Burrata has a lot of liquid inside. When you add burrata cheese to a pizza, you run the risk of it turning into a watery mess. There are a few different methods people use for adding burrata to pizza: some put it in dollops right onto the crust. Others place the whole ball of burrata on top of the pizza after baking, and cutting it distributes the cheese all over the pizza. Here’s the trick to how to make this burrata pizza (which we think is pretty perfect):

  • Cook the pizza with shredded mozzarella cheese first. This gets the crust browned and a base layer of cheese melted. If you put the burrata on in the beginning, it would become too watery by the end of the cook time.
  • Add torn pieces of burrata in the last 3 minutes. Yes, you’ll actually pull the pizza out of the oven, add the burrata chunks, and then bake it again. You’ll pull it out just when the burrata melts into a gooey uniform layer!

A 5 minute pizza sauce that tastes like Italy

The best way to make this burrata pizza taste like Italy: make our Easy Pizza Sauce and Pizza Dough! This pizza sauce is one of our favorite recipes on this website. Every time we make it, it amazes us. Here are the secrets to this sauce:

  • Use fire roasted tomatoes. These tomatoes are roasted, so their flavor is sweeter and more developed right out of the can. If you can’t find them, use the best quality tomatoes you can find.
  • Whiz them in a blender with garlic, olive oil and spices. All you need to do is give the ingredients a quick spin in the blender and it’s done. Give it a taste, and you’ll melt.
Pizza sauce

Homemade pizza dough is always worth it

The other key to burrata pizza is the pizza dough! These recipes are ones we’ve honed over years and years to make sure they have the best texture and flavor. Here are the options, in order of preference:

  • Master pizza dough! This Best Pizza Dough has the absolute perfect flavor and texture. We recommend trying this one at least once in your life. It is sublime.
  • Thin crust. Try this Thin Crust Pizza Dough! It’s easy to roll out into a thinner, crispier crust.
  • Pan pizza. An American style option: make it as a pan pizza in a cast iron skillet! It takes a little longer, but it’s an easier method.
  • Naan or flatbread pizza. For easy weeknight pizza! Try Naan Pizza or Flatbread Pizza.
Burrata pizza

A pizza stone makes the best burrata pizza

The master pizza dough or thin crust dough taste best if you cook them on a pizza stone. If you want authentic-style Italian pizza, this is your best bet. Why?

  • Pizza stone: A pizza stone is what makes Italian pizza crust crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Here’s the best pizza stone we’ve found, plus care tips.
  • Pizza peel: Use a pizza peel to transfer the pizza onto the hot pizza stone in the oven. We recommend this Standard pizza peel or this Conveyor pizza peel.

And that’s it! All of our tips for making the best burrata pizza…ever. If you’re a pizza connoisseur, you can also use a pizza oven: head to our Pizza Oven post. This is how you get the beautifully charred crust. But full disclosure: we recently learned a trick where you can ditch the pizza oven. Make the pizza in your standard oven, then use a blow torch to char the crust and a bit of the cheese! That’s what we used here, and it worked like a charm.

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Another way to eat this cheese? Burrata with Tomatoes.

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Burrata pizza

Classic Burrata Pizza


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This burrata pizza is full of cheesy goodness and authentic Italian flavor! This rich and creamy cheese is the ultimate pizza topping. 


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Make the pizza dough: Follow the Best Pizza Dough or Thin Crust Pizza Dough recipe to prepare the dough. (This takes about 15 minutes to make and 45 minutes to rest.)
  2. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F. OR preheat your pizza oven (here’s the pizza oven we use).
  3. Make the pizza sauce: Make the Easy Pizza Sauce recipe. (You’ll use about 1/3 cup for the pizza; reserve the remaining sauce and refrigerate for up to 1 week.)
  4. Bake the pizza: When the oven is ready, dust a pizza peel with cornmeal or semolina flour. (If you don’t have a pizza peel, you can use a rimless baking sheet or the back of a rimmed baking sheet. But a pizza peel is well worth the investment!) Stretch the dough into a circle; see How to Stretch Pizza Dough for instructions. Then gently place the dough onto the pizza peel. 
  5. Spread a thin layer of the pizza sauce over the dough, using about 1/4 to 1/3 cup. Add the shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with a thin layer of fresh grated Parmesan cheese and a few pinches of kosher salt.
  6. Use the pizza peel to carefully transfer the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone. Bake the pizza until the cheese and crust are nicely browned, about 3 minutes. While the pizza is baking, break the burrata into small chunks and place it in a bowl. 
  7. Add the burrata cheese: Use the pizza peel to pull the pizza out of the oven. Working quickly, spread the burrata chunks evenly over the dough. Place it back in the oven and cook 3 to 5 minutes until the cheese is melted. 
  8. Allow the pizza to cool for a minute before adding the basil on top (whole leaves, lightly torn, or thinly sliced). Slice into pieces and serve immediately.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian inspired

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Burrata with Tomatoes & Pesto

Serve Burrata with Tomatoes, Basil Pesto, and Garlic toasts at your next summer party! This simple summer appetizer is always a crowd pleaser! I love summer entertaining and Burrata with Tomatoes & Pesto with garlic toasts is one of my favorite app…

Serve Burrata with Tomatoes, Basil Pesto, and Garlic toasts at your next summer party! This simple summer appetizer is always a crowd pleaser! I love summer entertaining and Burrata with Tomatoes & Pesto with garlic toasts is one of my favorite appetizers to serve to friends and family. It is simple to put together and…

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Grilled Marinated Peppers with Burrata and Breadcrumbs.

These grilled peppers are life changing! I realize that’s dramatic. But it’s me! What else do you expect? Plus, they’re really life-changing. Oddly enough, I have another pepper recipe coming for you too. One today, then another in a week or two (hint hint, they are stuffed!)  All the summer pepper feels! If you adore […]

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These grilled peppers are life changing!

grilled peppers with burrata and sourdough breadcrumbs

I realize that’s dramatic. But it’s me! What else do you expect?

Plus, they’re really life-changing.

halved bell peppers ready for the grill

Oddly enough, I have another pepper recipe coming for you too.

One today, then another in a week or two (hint hint, they are stuffed!) 

All the summer pepper feels!

peppers right off the grill

If you adore all things tart and briney like I do, you will just flip over these peppers! They are grilled first, then covered in a delicious vinaigrette. 

And then! We stuff them with burrata cheese and obviously all is right in the world.

grilled marinated peppers with burrata on top

Oh but then! Lots of thens, I know.

We add toasted sourdough crumbs or croutons (whatever you’d like to call them) for crunch.

Tons of fresh herbs. 

More drizzles of vinaigrette. 

So.much.flavor. 

I can’t even stand it! 

cheesy burrata

The grilled marinated peppers are almost better than roasted red peppers. We have so many jars in our pantry because they are one of our favorite food – we use them in pasta, on pizza, to make sauce – everything. 

These are just as good! Probably better. The smokiness from the grill adds so much flavor that you’ll want to put these on everything too. 

grilled peppers with burrata and sourdough breadcrumbs

There are a few different ways you can serve this. If you’re making it at home for a summery snack or dinner, make it like this. Keep the peppers whole, throw some burrata and breadcrumbs inside and enjoy with a knife and fork.

If you want to make this for a party or a pool snack, like a gathering with friends where it could be more of an appetizer, slice the peppers. Throw the sliced peppers on a plate with the vinaigrette and cover with a ball of burrata. Serve it with slices of sourdough instead of the crumbs.

The dish is super versatile.

up close burrata with herbs and croutons

Also, summery snack is my favorite thing. When I hear “summery snack” I think of a 5PM snack, when you’re enjoying happy hour with a chilled glass of white wine on the patio that accidentally turns into dinner. Those are the best kind! 

This is the best kind.

grilled peppers with burrata and sourdough breadcrumbs

Grilled Peppers with Burrata and Breadcrumbs

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Grilled Marinated Peppers with Burrata and Breadcrumbs

These grilled peppers are life changing! Marinated with a delish vinaigrette, covered with burrata and topped with sourdough crumbs.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil spray or for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • cup olive oil
  • 3 slices sourdough bread, torn into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, like thyme, basil, rosemary, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 8 ounces ball burrata cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. I like it to be around 500 degrees.
  • Slice the peppers down the center, cutting them in half from top to bottom. Remove some of the ribs and seeds. Spray or brush the peppers with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Make the vinaigrette. In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, garlic, a pinch of salt and pepper, crushed pepper flakes until combined. Whisk in the olive oil until emulsified.
  • Make the sourdough crumbs. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Add in the torn sourdough pieces with a pinch of salt and pepper along with the garlic powder. Cook, tossing often, until crunchy and golden, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Place the peppers on the grill, cut side down. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes (or until golden and slightly charred), then flip and grill for another 5. Remove the peppers and place them on a dish. Drizzle them with a bit of the vinaigrette. Tear apart a ball of burrata and distribute it over the peppers. Drizzle on more vinaigrette. Top with the sourdough crumbs and fresh herbs.
  • Serve!

grilled peppers with burrata and sourdough breadcrumbs

Burrata is for lovers!

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Easy Burrata Recipe

This burrata recipe is the best way to serve this rich and creamy cheese! Pair it with summer fruit or tomatoes, olive oil and sea salt. Ready for one of the best taste treats on the planet? Burrata cheese. Burrata is a revelation: gooey, fresh mozzarella that’s hiding a secret: an even gooier, creamier interior. Once you taste this, you’ll be forever a burrata aficionado. Even better: you barely need to make a recipe to eat it. Here’s the best way to serve burrata: with fresh summer fruits or tomatoes, herbs, olive oil, and sea salt. The Italians are all about the perfection of simplicity: so it’s only fitting that they’re the ones behind this rockstar cheese. What is burrata? Burrata is an Italian fresh mozzarella cheese with a surprise inside: the center is filled with cream! The creamy interior also contains cheese shreds, called straciatella. When you cut into the ball, the creamy cheese comes spilling out: perfect for topping crackers or crostini. The word burrata comes from the Italian word burro, which means butter: referring to the buttery texture and richness of this treat. Not surprisingly, burrata is higher in fat content than normal mozzarella and most other […]

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This burrata recipe is the best way to serve this rich and creamy cheese! Pair it with summer fruit or tomatoes, olive oil and sea salt.

Burrata

Ready for one of the best taste treats on the planet? Burrata cheese. Burrata is a revelation: gooey, fresh mozzarella that’s hiding a secret: an even gooier, creamier interior. Once you taste this, you’ll be forever a burrata aficionado. Even better: you barely need to make a recipe to eat it. Here’s the best way to serve burrata: with fresh summer fruits or tomatoes, herbs, olive oil, and sea salt. The Italians are all about the perfection of simplicity: so it’s only fitting that they’re the ones behind this rockstar cheese.

What is burrata?

Burrata is an Italian fresh mozzarella cheese with a surprise inside: the center is filled with cream! The creamy interior also contains cheese shreds, called straciatella. When you cut into the ball, the creamy cheese comes spilling out: perfect for topping crackers or crostini.

The word burrata comes from the Italian word burro, which means butter: referring to the buttery texture and richness of this treat. Not surprisingly, burrata is higher in fat content than normal mozzarella and most other cheeses. This cheese originated in Southern Italy; now it’s served all over the country and world.

Burrata cheese

Where to buy burrata cheese

These days, you can find burrata in many grocery stores in the US! Look in the specialty cheeses section, next to the fresh mozzarella. It’s sold in a container with liquid, usually either one or two balls packaged together. You can sometimes find specialty cheeses at a farmers market or specialty grocery: we’re lucky enough to live near a creamery that makes burrata.

How to serve burrata: the easy way!

Alex and I first discovered burrata years ago on a trip to Italy, where we ate it with juicy tomatoes and basil. We were over the moon about this new treat we had discovered. Today, burrata has become much more popular in the US, and we’re thrilled that it’s easy to find. The best way we’ve found to serve the beautiful cheese on a plate with ripe summer fruits and herbs. Here are a few things to know about this burrata recipe:

  • It’s quick and easy! It just takes a few minutes to arrange on a plate.
  • Eat with a knife and fork, or you can use crostini to sop up the cheesy cream.
  • Make one large plate to share, or individual plates for each person. It’s easiest to tear off pieces of the burrata for each person if you’re making individual plates.
  • It’s very customizable. You can use lots of different ingredients. Keep reading!
Burrata recipe

Ingredients for this burrata recipe

The nice thing about working with burrata is that it’s laid back and easy. Because this fancy cheese is so good in itself, you barely need to dress it up. Here’s all you need to do for this burrata recipe:

  • Burrata: Place one ball on a plate. If you’d like, you can also tear off pieces of a second ball to add visual appeal (see the photo).
  • Fruit or tomatoes: Surround it with ripe summer fruit like peaches, tomatoes, melon (watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew), strawberries, or blackberries.
  • Herbs: Add fresh summer herbs! Basil is our favorite (reminiscent of a Caprese salad), but oregano and thyme are also lovely.
  • Olive oil: Drizzle with a high quality extra virgin olive oil, which ties it all together.
  • Sea salt (we like Maldon): Top with chunky sea salt, which adds a nice crunch and pop of flavor. We like using Maldon, an English type of sea salt with a clean, pure flavor (it’s pretty easy to find at grocery stores).

Add your own flair to this recipe by adding whatever you like to the platter! It makes an absolutely stunning easy appetizer, first course, or salad side dish to go with a summer meal.

Burrata

Other items to pair

You can eat burrata with a knife and fork, or you can scoop it up with a bread item. Here are a few ideas for other things to serve with this recipe:

More burrata recipes

There are lots of other ways to serve burrata cheese: you can even add it to pasta! But our favorite way is to serve it pure and simple. Here are two more of our burrata recipes to try:

  • Perfect Burrata Salad Serve it simply with baby arugula and tomatoes. Perfection!
  • Burrata Caprese Salad Burrata meets Caprese salad! This one uses peaches, heirloom tomatoes, and a unique topping of crushed peanuts.
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Easy Burrata Recipe


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This burrata recipe is the best way to serve this rich and creamy cheese! Pair it with summer fruit or tomatoes, olive oil and sea salt.


Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 4-ounce balls burrata cheese
  • Summer fruit: heirloom tomatoes, ripe peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew, berries, etc (we used 2 peaches and 1 handful cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves and thyme sprigs
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Chunky sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place 1 ball burrata on the plate.
  2. Surround it with the summer fruit (sliced tomatoes or peaches, or berries).
  3. Top with torn basil leaves and other herbs. If desired, add torn pieces of another ball of burrata to add texture and visual appeal.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chunky sea salt. Serve immediately.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Burrata, Burrata Cheese, Burrata Recipe

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The best entertaining appetizers are effortless so you can focus on the main dish! Here are a few recipes that we always turn to:

  • Peanut Butter Dip This healthy peanut butter dip is just 4 ingredients and tastes like frosting! Perfect for dipping apples, pretzels or fruit.
  • Simple Guacamole Creamy, savory and perfectly balanced, you’ll hear a chorus of “Wow’s” every time you serve it.
  • Easy Stuffed Dates Goat cheese stuffed and quick to make, and the sweet and savory combo keeps everyone coming back for more.

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Cheesy Lemon Flatbread Pizza with Hot Honey.

I’m basically the happiest with this lemon flatbread pizza. At least, as happy as I can be right now. Let’s just say that crunchy flatbread, lots of cheese and bright, fresh lemon definitely helps. I love a good flatbread pizza! From this old school four cheese version to the roasted cauliflower one from The Pretty […]

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I’m basically the happiest with this lemon flatbread pizza.

This cheesy lemon flatbread pizza is covered with burrata cheese, parmesan, roasted vegetables and hot honey. It's a flavor dream!

At least, as happy as I can be right now. Let’s just say that crunchy flatbread, lots of cheese and bright, fresh lemon definitely helps.

lemon zest

I love a good flatbread pizza! From this old school four cheese version to the roasted cauliflower one from The Pretty Dish, it’s a great option to have when you’re either out of yeast (hi, me!) or just feel like mixing up a super quick dough. It’s more cracker-like that regular pizza dough, but it’s SO good.

lemon oil

In this case, I’m using the base of my garlic butter naan! So these are essentially naan pizzas. Yes.

Works every time.

This cheesy lemon flatbread pizza is covered with burrata cheese, parmesan, roasted vegetables and hot honey. It's a flavor dream!

Here’s how it goes down…

We start by making a quick little lemon oil because that stuff is delish. Brush it all over the dough and it can even be used for drizzling after!

Also going to make some hot honey. You can buy hot honey these days (how cool!), but I’ve been making it since before I could buy it. In fact, I made a hot honey pepperoni pizza a few years ago which first got me reeeeeally hooked on the combo. It’s just fantastic. Sweet heat! 

This cheesy lemon flatbread pizza is covered with burrata cheese, parmesan, roasted vegetables and hot honey. It's a flavor dream!

Once your dough is made, the rest is really up to you. I went with some bacon because I didn’t have pepperoni and I don’t like sausage. I also used some leftover roasted broccoli! You could throw on any greens or vegetables you have. You could roast some just for this flatbread or you could use something hanging out in your fridge.

Make sure you verrrry thinnnnly slice a lemon. Like, paper thin! See through! 

This cheesy lemon flatbread pizza is covered with burrata cheese, parmesan, roasted vegetables and hot honey. It's a flavor dream!

Next up – CHEESE. I had two (!) containers of burrata cheese in my fridge that were about to go. They’d been hanging out in there since I finished a few photographs for the book back in February and I just didn’t need them. 

Well, now I needed them and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have them.

You don’t have to use burrata – use freshly grated mozzarella or provolone or fontina or even parmesan. 

As much as it pains me to say it, this isn’t about the cheese here. Yes, of course, it’s always about the cheese for me. But this is much more about the lemon and the hot honey on top of crunchy dough. And just exactly what you decide to pair with it. 

This cheesy lemon flatbread pizza is covered with burrata cheese, parmesan, roasted vegetables and hot honey. It's a flavor dream!

I absolutely LOVE the combo.

The dough edges get crunchy in the oven. The lemon oil is bright almost slightly sweet. Then you have cheese and vegetables and a big old drizzle of hot honey, which is spicy and sweet. The flavor combination is out of this world! 

I can’t stress this enough: use what you have on hand! Any veggies work here – truly, almost anything works with cheese and lemon and honey. And bacon. 

Then you can be the happiest too.

This cheesy lemon flatbread pizza is covered with burrata cheese, parmesan, roasted vegetables and hot honey. It's a flavor dream!

Cheesy Lemon Flatbread Pizza with Hot Honey

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Cheesy Lemon Flatbread Pizza with Hot Honey

This cheesy lemon flatbread pizza is covered with burrata cheese, parmesan, roasted vegetables and hot honey. It's a flavor dream!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 flatbreads
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

flatbread

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey

toppings

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 8-ounce ball burrata cheese
  • 1 cup roasted broccoli, or your favorite vegetable! roasted, leftover, etc
  • 1 lemon, very thinly sliced
  • hot honey, for drizzling
  • 1 handful micro greens or your favorite green, for topping
  • parmesan cheese, for sprinkling

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, yogurt and honey. Add half of the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until the dough starts to come together. Add the remaining milk gradually, stirring and bringing the dough together with your hands.
  • Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover it. Let it sit in a warm place for 1 to 2 hours. It won't rise much! But let it rest.
  • While it rests, prep the rest of the ingredients. Whisk together the lemon zest, garlic and olive oil in a bowl. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until the bacon is just starting to crisp - do not cook until completely crunchy, because you want it to crisp in the oven. Remove it from the pan with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel. Note: you can replace the bacon with pancetta, prosciutto or even sausage. Whatever you have!
  • Grate the cheese and if desired, roast the vegetables. I roast broccoli at 425 for 15 minutes. You can use any vegetables here - or none at all!
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Brush a baking sheet with olive or canola oil.
  • Once the dough has rested, remove it from the bowl and knead it a few times on a floured surface, using a little extra flour if it’s too sticky. Divide the dough into 4 separate balls. Roll each ball out into an oval shape. Place 2 of the ovals on a baking sheet (that is most likely all that will fit.).
  • Brush the dough with the lemon olive - especially the edges so they get golden and crisp. Cover it with the cheese - freshly grated or burrata or whatever you’re using! Top with any vegetables that you’re using and some very thin lemon slices.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the dough is crisp and the cheese is golden. Remove the pizza from the oven and drizzle with hot honey. Slice and serve!

This cheesy lemon flatbread pizza is covered with burrata cheese, parmesan, roasted vegetables and hot honey. It's a flavor dream!

That golden, crunchy bubbly cheese on the end… omg.

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Broccoli Rabe and Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Burrata

This unique piquant twist on pesto is made with broccoli rabe and toasted pistachios and served with creamy chunks of fresh burrata cheese. Mix up your dinner game with this fast and flavorful pesto-coated casarecce. No basil and pine nuts here: this beaut is made with earthy broccoli rabe and toasted pistachios. It may sound […]

This unique piquant twist on pesto is made with broccoli rabe and toasted pistachios and served with creamy chunks of fresh burrata cheese.

Mix up your dinner game with this fast and flavorful pesto-coated casarecce. No basil and pine nuts here: this beaut is made with earthy broccoli rabe and toasted pistachios. It may sound weird, but trust me, this recipe will quickly become one of your new weeknight staples!

Broccoli Rabe and Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Burrata

I’m of the opinion that if it’s green, it can probably be made into pesto.

I’ve done it with arugula and beet greens and kale and even garlic scapes.

Need further proof? Take broccoli rabe. And pistachios. Both green. And together they make for a fabulous homemade pesto.

Broccoli rabe, also called broccoli raab or rapini, somewhat resembles an extra leafy and leggy broccoli with very small, loose florets (although technically speaking, it’s more closely related to a turnip than anything). It has a flavor somewhere in between broccoli and turnip greens, slightly bitter and mildly earthy (but less so than say, beet greens).

If you can’t find it, you can use a mix of regular broccoli or broccolini and dark leafy greens such as turnip greens or kale.

Broccoli rabe can be quite bitter in its raw form (it tends to mellow as it cooks), so we’ve blanched it first to help remove some of that bitterness, before blending it into a piquant pesto along with pistachios, pecorino and parmesan cheeses, and even a splash of toasted pistachio oil for another layer of buttery richness.

Also helping to offset that bitterness? Chunks of rich, creamy burrata cheese scattered on top. (Seriously though, is there any pasta recipe out there that’s not improved by the addition of burrata? I think not.)

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English peas, favas and burrata

I am craving warmth and sun after what it feels like the longest winter in recent history. Slowly we are getting there. The first signs of Spring have appeared. Blossoms, ramps, morels, peas and favas. Every Spring there is a … Continue reading &…

edoc_S3A1036_bI am craving warmth and sun after what it feels like the longest winter in recent history. Slowly we are getting there. The first signs of Spring have appeared. Blossoms, ramps, morels, peas and favas. Every Spring there is a … Continue reading