Simple Gourmet: Smoked Mozzarella and Balsamic Pizza

Simple Gourmet: Smoked Mozzarella and Balsamic Pizza

This is one of those kismet dishes that came perfectly based on impulse purchases at the grocery store last week. When I saw fresh smoked mozzarella in the cheese case, I knew it needed to come home in our cart. The little bundle of goodness came to rest next to the pizza dough I’d grabbed from the freezer case, and a light bulb went off above my head! Smoked mozzarella… pizza?! The more traditional route would’ve taken me straight to the tomato sauces for a base, but I took a simple, more flatbread-ish approach for this tasty dish.

Smoked Mozzarella and Balsamic Pizza from Mancktastic!

Smoked Mozzarella and Balsamic Pizza only takes 4 ingredients, but has a really gourmet taste to impress your family and friends. Yeasty pizza dough is topped with smoky, savory mozzarella slices and then drizzled with a thick, decadent balsamic vinegar reduction. The distinct smokiness of the mozzarella melts into the robust, sweet reduction for a distinct and delicious combination of flavors.

Smoked Mozzarella and Balsamic Pizza from Mancktastic!

Smoked Mozzarella and Balsamic Pizza

  • 1 batch pizza dough of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup smoked mozzarella, sliced thin
  1. Follow the instructions on your pizza dough for it to rise/defrost. Preheat oven to temperature indicated for your pizza dough.
  2. Heat balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until syrup-like in thickness. Turn burner down to low and keep vinegar on low until ready to use.
  3. Brush olive oil all over the bottom of a pizza pan. Spread pizza dough to fit the pizza pan. Cover with slices of smoked mozzarella.
  4. Bake pizza in oven for the amount of time recommended for your pizza dough.
  5. Remove cooked pizza from the oven and drizzle with balsamic reduction.

Smoked Mozzarella and Balsamic Pizza from Mancktastic!

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