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Oct 29, 2010 10:15 AM

Blue Cheese Pizza and Good Ingredient Pairings?

My sister and I were trying to think what would be good pairings for homemade pizza using blue cheese. Other than mushrooms and blue cheese, or steak and blue cheese, I'm about out of ideas. There's recipes out there for hot wing pizza, but the ones I've seen use bottled blue cheese dressing (Yuck).

Anyone know of any good ideas for using blue cheese on a pizza?

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  1. There is a restaurant by me that does a smoked duck and gorgonzola pizza and when they take it out of the oven they top it with frisee. It is sublime!
    Also try a fig and blue cheese pizza - we do that for appetizer bites

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    1. re: Bigley9

      Duck, I wonder what kind? My neighbor was saying he caught one this week (hunting season here), and that would be a great way of using it. Bake it maybe, then shred?

      1. re: natewrites

        I'm a city girl - We use smoked duck breast, thin sliced, from D'Artagne! The smoke adds an extra dimension

    2. Blue cheese/crispy bacon/red grape halves
      Blue cheese/proscuitto/thinly sliced pears/walnuts or pecans
      Blue cheese/thinly sliced Vidalia onion or other sweet onion/turkey or chicken tenders/thinly sliced celery stalks or celery seed/drizzle of buffalo wing sauce or honey bbq sauce
      Blue cheese/blackened steak slices/baked potato slices/horseradish cream sauce/arugula when it comes out of the oven

      Don't use blue cheese dressing, use crumbled blue cheese

      1. caramelized onions and fresh rosemary, maybe some toasted walnuts
        sauteed red, yellow, and orange bell peppers

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        1. re: Erika L

          Amen to caramelized onions. (bacon grease)

          May also be seasoned with parsley and or thyme.

          1. re: atheorist

            Thirded. Definitely put some nice fresh thyme in with the onions. Do it in duck fat if you're feeling decadent.

        2. Our local Italian restaurant does a gorgonzola and red wine poached fig pizza that I find deliscious!

          1. I'm very much a pizza traditionalist, but I also love blue cheese. I think I might be willing to give BC pizza whirl.

            Blue cheese and sliced meatballs?

            Blue cheese and diced, smoke ham?

            Bleu cheese and fresh oregano?