When you want burrata, but you want to experience it in a different way, you should definitely choose to make this delicious burrata pizza.
WHAT IS BURRATA CHEESE?
This is a fresh cheese made in Italy. Burrata cheese is made from cow’s milk and cream and has a soft, creamy texture that oozes from a slightly more firm exterior. Pizza burrata is a pizza made with this delectable cheese.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS BURRATA PIZZA
The gooey, oozing cheese perfectly compliments the spicy harissa, olive oil, and herbs set against the creamy white sauce and basil pesto for a burst of flavor in every single bite. This is the kind of pizza everyone goes home talking about. They will ask “What kind of cheese was that?”, “How did she get that crust so perfect?” “What was that sauce, some kind of magic?” And they will ask you for the recipe too, so be prepared!
BURRATA PIZZA INGREDIENTS
- Mina Harissa. A Moroccan spicy red pepper sauce.
- Mina Olive Oil. This particular brand is an excellent single-source quality from a family-run farm in Morocco.
- Burrata Cheese. Make your own, or source this cheese from a specialty cheese store or exceptional cheese case at your local market.
- Mozzarella Cheese. Shredded. To give the top full cheese coverage.
- Basil Pesto. Make your own. It keeps for several weeks in the fridge and can be used in different ways.
- Arugula. This peppery, spicy green leaf contrasts nicely with the rich burrata.
- Pomegranates. For a sweet, fruity finish.
- Overnight Pizza Dough Recipe.
- White Sauce. You will need 1/3 Cup 1/3 cup cream cheese, a little salt and 2-3 tablespoons of heavy cream for this sauce.
- Balsamic Glaze. A sweet and sour touch to any recipe.
- Salt and Pepper. To taste.
HOW TO MAKE THIS BURRATA PIZZA RECIPE
Begin with an overnight pizza dough recipe. Make it the day before you want to enjoy pizza, or pull a crust from your freezer to thaw ahead of time. When you are ready to make pizza, preheat your oven to the highest possible setting before you begin shaping the dough.
Mix the three ingredients for your white sauce in a small bowl. Spread the pizza dough with the white sauce, then drizzle it with the basil pesto on top of that. Add a drizzle of harissa and olive oil. Add shredded mozzarella to cover the top. Bake the pizza until the dough is crispy and the mozzarella has browned. It should take about 10 minutes.
Remove the pizza and add a pile of arugula on top. Finish with dollops of burrata cheese, more harissa, more pesto, pomegranates, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and a last drizzle of olive oil. Serve hot.
SERVE BURRATA ON PIZZA
This amazing cheese on a pizza is one you are going to fall in love with. Combine the burrata cheese with a variety of flavor profiles to change it up if you prefer, but we really love the combination of ingredients in this recipe and come back to it time and time again. The spicy harissa blended with the rich burrata cheese is a perfect pairing.
Can you use burrata instead of mozzarella on pizza?
Yes. If your recipe calls for fresh mozzarella, you can substitute fresh burrata instead. They are very similar, but the burrata is a softer cheese.
When should I add burrata cheese to pizza?
This cheese should be added after the pizza comes out of the oven so that it doesn’t spread and lose all appeal in the oven.
TIPS FOR PERFECT PIZZA
Make sure your oven is fully preheated before you pop the pizza in.
Place the pizza on a hot pizza stone or directly on the rack for best results. It will bake in 8-10 minutes.
Use a pizza peel to remove the pizza from the oven.
Room temperature cream cheese is best.
Add richness to the white sauce by adding extra cream cheese or extra heavy cream.
For an absolutely perfect crust, preheat your oven to the highest setting possible, and place a pizza stone or a rimless baking sheet, or an inverted baking sheet on the middle rack of your oven. (For more details and tips on making pizza dough and adjusting the crust to fit your own preference, you can read the no-knead pizza dough recipe post).
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WHAT TO SERVE WITH BURRATA PIZZA
Mina Olive Oil
Overnight Pizza Dough Crust
- Salt and pepper to taste.
White Sauce Ingredients
Make your pizza dough the day before using our overnight pizza dough recipe.
When it is time to make pizza, preheat your oven to the highest possible setting.
Divide the dough in half and stretch your dough by hand into two separate crusts. Avoid applying pressure as much as possible.
Mix the white sauce in a bowl and then spread the dough with the sauce.
Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze.
Cover the pizza with mozzarella cheese
Bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust is crispy and the cheese is slightly browned.
Add arugula, burrata cheese, and pomegranates.
Drizzle with more pesto, harissa, and olive oil.