Pancetta, radicchio and three types of cheese create a gourmet pizza recipe. All photography and recipes courtesy
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October 2010

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Gourmet Pizza Recipes With Radicchio

Page 4: First Course ~ Cheese Trio & Radicchio Pizza


This is Page 4 of a six-page article of radicchio recipes; here, gourmet pizza. Click on the black links below to view the other pages.

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Cheese Trio & Radicchio Pizza

The sweet and salty pancetta and three cheeses nicely set off the bitterness of radicchio in this delightful pizza. Recipe yields two pizzas.


  • 2 balls (8 to 10 ounces each) pizza dough
  • Flour as needed
  • Cornmeal (optional)
  • 6 ounces sundried tomatoes in herbed olive oil, julienne-cut
    (reserve the olive oil)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 ounces radicchio, coarsely shredded
  • 4 ounces diced pancetta, prosciutto or cooked bacon
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 ounces shredded Fontina cheese
  • 2 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley


  1. Pre-heat oven to 475°F.

  2. Sprinkle flour on a clean smooth surface. Stretch dough using your hand or rolling pin; flatten each ball to 1/2-inch thick circle.

  3. Transfer dough to spray-coated or cornmeal-dusted 12-inch pizza pans. Continue stretching to fit pans.

  4. Reserve 3 tablespoons of herbed olive oil (from sundried tomatoes) in a small bowl. Blend in garlic and red pepper flakes. Brush oil onto crusts. Bake 5 to 6 minutes, just until crust begins to brown.

  5. Next, top each crust with 3 ounces sundried tomatoes and half each of the radicchio, pancetta, mozzarella, Fontina and Gorgonzola.

  6. Bake additional 5 to 7 minutes until cheese melts and begins to brown. Remove from oven; sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.



Continue To Page 5: Pasta Course ~ Mushroom Risotto In Radicchio Wrap With
Balsamic Syrup

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