Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Pizza

Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Pizza

Main Dish Pizza

A fresh and tasty appetizer pizza.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 427
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 35m


  • 1 pre-baked pizza crust
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 pears - peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnut pieces


  • 1   Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • 2   Place the pizza crust on a pizza pan. Bake in the preheated oven until just crisp, about 5 minutes.
  • 3   Meanwhile, combine the garlic, Dijon mustard, rosemary, and vinegar in a food processor or blender. Turn on, and drizzle in the olive oil slowly until the dressing has thickened. Quickly pulse in 1/4 cup of blue cheese; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 4   Spread the vinaigrette over the pizza crust. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of blue cheese evenly over the crust, followed by the mozzarella cheese. Arrange the sliced pears over the cheese, and sprinkle with the toasted walnuts.
  • 5   Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted and is bubbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before cutting into slices.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 28.4g 44%
    Saturated Fat 6.0g  
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 537mg 21%
Potassium 128mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 34.4g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Protein 11.7g 23%
Sugars 7g  
Vitamin A 137IU  
Vitamin C 3mg  
Calcium 122mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 16mg  
Folate 14mcg