Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cinque Formaggio Pizza

The title means five cheese pizza in Italian! I figured I should make that clear right away. I was going to call this "Quattro Formaggio" pizza, as its inspired by Bazbeaux's "Pizza all Quattro Formaggio." However that means four cheese pizza, and this has five cheeses. And I would never lie to you. And not just because I have the worst poker face ever. (I blame the big eyes.)

Anyhoo, as I said, this is inspired by one of my favorite pizzas from our favorite pizza place - Bazbeaux! I mentioned it in this post, when I told you all it was the site of our first official date (awww!).

This is not the healthiest of meals (it has whole wheat crust though!), but it was a nice splurge after our weekend. John was mugged 3 blocks from our apartment, and has a nice black eye and bruised ribs to show for it (don't get me started or I'll write a whole post about how hysterical I was and now how upset I am that none of the 15 people around him said or did anything until after the guy ran off...).

Insert deep breath...

Anyhoo..this pizza is yummmmmy! (It deserved those extra "m"s). It has five cheeses (thus the title Cinque Formaggio, which is Italian for 5-Cheese), though you could easily make it with less if you are not like me and have at least six different cheeses in your fridge at any given time...I've told you before that I love cheese so no judgments. In addition to the cheeses? My favorite bacon EVER, which I've also mentioned here and here. With Trader Joe's premade pizza crust and sauce, this meal was a breeze. Perfect for tonight!

Cinque Formaggio Pizza
Recipe by Call Me Mrs. Rapp, inspired by Bazbeaux
Serves 2-4, depending on portions
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*whole wheat pizza crust
*4 oz. mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly or shredded
*1/2 cup fontina cheese, shredded
*1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
*1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
*3 tablespoons fat free ricotta cheese
*3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
*1/3-1/2 pizza sauce

*Preheat oven to 400 degrees, or according to package directions.

*Roll out pizza dough, being sure to flour rolling pin and surface. Once rolled out, move to pizza stone (or whatever you're cooking your pizza on).

*Spread pizza sauce over dough. Sprinkle or cover with 3/4 mozzarella cheese. Drop 1/2 tablespoons of ricotta onto pizza. Sprinkle Fontina on top, then sprinkle with bacon crumbles. Cover with parmesan and cheddar, plus remaining mozzarella.

*Bake for about 15 minutes, or according to your package directions. Let sit for a couple minutes before slicing, then enjoy!

sauce, mozzarella, ricotta

plus fontina and bacon

plus cheddar and parmesan

all done!

close up

dinner is served!


  1. I can not believe what happen to John!!!!!!!!!! That is crazy Lauren. I'm so glad he is alright.

    we love this pizza too! and I swear I was thinking of trying to re-create it at home too after making the roasted red pepper one the other weekend! thanks for taking the guess work out of it for me!

    1. I know. I literally cried hysterically for two hours straight. Hyperventilating. Then comatose due to emotion overload. I'm just grateful that nothing was broken and he is okay. It could have been worse.

      So glad we're not the only ones who loves this pizza! It turned out awesome, and I loved using the whole wheat crust!


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