Burrata Pizza • Best Pizza Recipe • Two Purple Figs


When you want burrata, but you want to experience it in a different way, you should definitely choose to make this delicious burrata pizza. It’s all you want in a pizza recipe, but with light and bright toppings like pesto, harissa, garlic cream sauce, greens, and of course burrata cheese.

 

We love Pizza and while takeout is great, I think there[‘s something about homemade Pizza that’s unbeatable! I started out sharing my Pizza Dough Recipe with tips to achieve the crust of your dreams and then shared this No Knead Pizza Dough.

That no knead dough went viral on Pinterest and so many people found me through it! It was a hit with everyone who made it because it’s seriously easy with an incredible texture! I made Caprese Pizza, Mushroom Pizza and today’s burrata pizza using that dough. 

 

Although you can really make any pizza using that dough, like my Margherita Pizza too! Don’t forget the best no cook Pizza Sauce. There so many pizza idea on the website so make sure you check them out too! For now, let’s talk everything Burrata Pizza!

Burrata

This is a fresh cheese made in Italy. Burrata cheese is made from cow’s milk and cream and has a soft, creamy texture that oozes from a slightly more firm exterior. Pizza burrata is a pizza made with this delectable cheese added after baking so it slowly melts into the pizza.

A ball of burrata cheese on a counter next to a bottle of olive oil and some pesto

Burrata Pizza

The gooey, oozing cheese perfectly compliments the spicy harissa, olive oil, and herbs set against the creamy white sauce and basil pesto for a burst of flavor in every single bite.

This is the kind of pizza everyone goes home talking about. Not just because of how delicious it is, but also because how simple it is. Really simple ingredients, but a world of flavor! And be prepared to give out the recipe–you will be asked for it I’m sure 🙂

Burrata Pizza Ingredients

Burrata Pizza Ingredients: white sauce, olive oil, pesto, harissa, pizza dough, arugula.

  • Mina Harissa. A Moroccan spicy red pepper sauce.
  • Mina Olive Oil. This particular brand is an excellent single-source quality from a family-run farm in Morocco.
  • Burrata Cheese. Make your own, or source this cheese from a specialty cheese store or exceptional cheese case at your local market.
  • Mozzarella Cheese. Shredded. To give the top full cheese coverage.
  • Basil Pesto. Make your own. It keeps for several weeks in the fridge and can be used in different ways.
  • Arugula. This peppery, spicy green leaf contrasts nicely with the rich burrata.
  • Pomegranates. For a sweet, fruity finish.
  • Overnight Pizza Dough Recipe.
  • White Sauce. You will need 1/3 Cup 1/3 cup cream cheese, a little salt and 2-3 tablespoons of heavy cream for this sauce.
  • Balsamic Glaze. A sweet and sour touch to any recipe.
  • Salt and Pepper. To taste.

Make Burrata Pizza Recipe

Begin with an overnight pizza dough recipe.

stretched no knead pizza crust ready for toppings.

Make it the day before you want to enjoy pizza, or pull a crust from your freezer to thaw ahead of time. When you are ready to make pizza, preheat your oven to the highest possible setting before you begin shaping the dough.

Spreading white sauce on the pizza crust.

Mix the three ingredients for your white sauce in a small bowl. Spread the pizza dough with the white sauce. Be as generous as you like, it’s rather very personal how much or how little you prefer the white sauce taste.

Uncooked pizza ready for the oven covered in mozzarella and drizzled with harissa sauce.

Then drizzle it with the basil pesto on top of that. Add a drizzle of harissa and olive oil. Add shredded mozzarella to cover the top. Bake the pizza until the dough is crispy and the mozzarella has browned. It should take about 10 minutes.

Pizza straight out of the oven ready for toppings.

 

Remove the pizza and add a pile of arugula on top. Finish with dollops of burrata cheese, more harissa, more pesto, pomegranates, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and a last drizzle of olive oil. Serve hot

Serve Burrata on Pizza

finished burrata pizza on a pizza peel.

This amazing cheese on a pizza is one you are going to fall in love with. Combine the burrata cheese with a variety of flavor profiles to change it up if you prefer, but we really love the combination of ingredients in this recipe and come back to it time and time again. The spicy harissa blended with the rich burrata cheese is a perfect pairing.

FAQ

Can you use burrata instead of mozzarella on pizza?

Yes. If your recipe calls for fresh mozzarella, you can substitute fresh burrata instead. They are very similar, but the burrata is a softer cheese.

When should I add burrata cheese to pizza?

This cheese should be added after the pizza comes out of the oven so that it doesn’t spread and lose all appeal in the oven.

Tips for Perfect Pizza

  1. Make sure your oven is fully preheated before you pop the pizza in.
  2. Start with your choice of Pizza dough, choose from Pizza Dough Recipe or No Knead Pizza Dough.
  3. Make the white sauce–which you’ll find the recipe for in this Mushroom Pizza.
  4. Use as little or as much of it as you like. Alternatively, you can make just a garlic olive oil mix.
  5. Place the pizza on a hot pizza stone or directly on the rack for best results. It will bake in 8-10 minutes.
  6. Use a pizza peel to remove the pizza from the oven.
  7. For an absolutely perfect crust, preheat your oven to the highest setting possible, and place a pizza stone or a rimless baking sheet, or an inverted baking sheet on the middle rack of your oven. (For more details and tips on making pizza dough and adjusting the crust to fit your own preference, you can read the no-knead pizza dough recipe post).
  8. Burrata cheese is best added towards the end once the pizza has baked so the cheese can gently blend in the pizza.
  9. This applies to the Burrata Pasta too! It’s best not to cook burrata as it looses it’s texture which is once of it’s main characteristics.
  10. Finishing off with Balsamic, some pomegranate arils along with the arugula adds a salad component to the pizza which is amazing!

Finished burrata pizza with a jar of olive oil, a jar of harissa, and a small bowl of pesto on the side.

Burrata Recipes

Everything about Burrata Cheese

Easy Burrata Salad

Crowd Pleaser Burrata Pasta with no cook sun dried tomato pesto!

Pizza Recipes

Caprese Pizza

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Turkish Pizza Lahmacun

Pizza Bites

Mushroom Pizza

Margherita Pizza

Pizza Sauce

No Knead Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough Recipe

Finished Pizza Burrata ready to eat.

Burrata Pizza

When you want burrata, but you want to experience it in a different way, you should definitely choose to make this delicious burrata pizza. It’s all you want in a pizza recipe, but with light and bright toppings like pesto, harissa, garlic cream sauce, greens, and of course burrata cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1-3 tbsp Harissa
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2-3 tbsp Basil Pesto
  • 1 Burrata Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 2-3 teaspoons White Sauce
  • 1 Overnight Pizza Dough Crust
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

White Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Cream cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp Heavy cream
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons herbs thyme, oregano, rosemary, basil or any combo you like

Instructions

  1. Make your pizza dough the day before using our overnight pizza dough recipe.

  2. When it is time to make pizza, preheat your oven to the highest possible setting.

  3. Divide the dough in half and stretch your dough by hand into two separate crusts. Avoid applying pressure as much as possible.

  4. Mix the white sauce in a bowl and then spread the dough with the sauce.

  5. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze.

  6. Cover the pizza with mozzarella cheese

  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust is crispy and the cheese is slightly browned.

  8. Add arugula, burrata cheese, and pomegranates.

  9. Drizzle with more pesto, harissa, and olive oil.

Recipe Notes

Tips for Perfect Pizza

  1. Make sure your oven is fully preheated before you pop the pizza in.
  2. Start with your choice of Pizza dough, choose from Pizza Dough Recipe or No Knead Pizza Dough.
  3. Make the white sauce–which you’ll find the recipe for in this Mushroom Pizza.
  4. Use as little or as much of it as you like. Alternatively, you can make just a garlic olive oil mix.
  5. Place the pizza on a hot pizza stone or directly on the rack for best results. It will bake in 8-10 minutes.
  6. Use a pizza peel to remove the pizza from the oven.
  7. For an absolutely perfect crust, preheat your oven to the highest setting possible, and place a pizza stone or a rimless baking sheet, or an inverted baking sheet on the middle rack of your oven. (For more details and tips on making pizza dough and adjusting the crust to fit your own preference, you can read the no-knead pizza dough recipe post).
  8. Burrata cheese is best added towards the end once the pizza has baked so the cheese can gently blend in the pizza.
  9. This applies to the Burrata Pasta too! It’s best not to cook burrata as it looses it’s texture which is once of it’s main characteristics.
  10. Finishing off with Balsamic, some pomegranate arils along with the arugula adds a salad component to the pizza which is amazing!

Can you use burrata instead of mozzarella on pizza?

Yes. If your recipe calls for fresh mozzarella, you can substitute fresh burrata instead. They are very similar, but the burrata is a softer cheese.

When should I add burrata cheese to pizza?

This cheese should be added after the pizza comes out of the oven so that it doesn’t spread and lose all appeal in the oven.

Nutrition Facts

Burrata Pizza

Amount Per Serving

Calories 370 Calories from Fat 189

% Daily Value*

Fat 21g32%

Saturated Fat 9g56%

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 7g

Cholesterol 41mg14%

Sodium 817mg36%

Potassium 64mg2%

Carbohydrates 34g11%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 13g26%

Vitamin A 632IU13%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 172mg17%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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