Gorgonzola Pizza with Butter Garlic Sauce

I'm pretty sure that my all time favorite Home-Made pizza is this cruise inspired pizza that we created last year after returning home from a fabulous Caribbean Cruise. We basically ate this pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the cruise ship (because you can do that on a cruise ship), and I'm pretty sure that we all returned home at least 5 pounds heavier. This pizza is super simple with minimal ingredients, so you can whip it up fairly quickly.

Use your favorite dough recipe, or use my favorite recipe HERE. My dough recipe makes approximately eight  (8" - 12") pizza rounds, OR two large (16" - 18") pizzas. I will usually use half the dough for pepperoni pizzas with marinara sauce, and the other half for the Gorgonzola pizzas (just to mix things up a bit.) If you want to make all Gorgonzola pizzas, double the butter mixture below.


1/2 stick (1/4 cup) melted butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch kosher salt

Crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (one small tub will be more than enough)
Italian blend or pizza blend grated cheese, or grated mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, garlic powder and salt, set aside. Form dough into pizza rounds (the thinner the better) on cookie sheets (or pizza pan if doing larger pizzas) and spread about 1-2 spoonfuls butter mixture evenly over dough (more for larger pizza). Sprinkle about 1-2 tablespoons of crumbled Gorgonzola cheese evenly over butter mixture (don't add too much.) Add Italian blend cheese on top of Gorgonzola. Lightly add another pinch or two of kosher salt evenly over pizza. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes on top rack, then move pan to lower rack and bake another 5 to 6 minutes.