I saw this bacon, onion, and cream pizza over at smitten kitchen and couldn't help but give it a try. To be honest it was the first time I had ever used fromage blanc or creme fraiche so I wasn't sure how it would turn out.
It was great. The spouse and I loved the combination of bacon and caramelized onions with the blended cheeses. The locally made fromage blanc I found at my co-op had some garlic blended into it, but no worries, the hint of garlic was perfect.
I served it along side our new favorite pasta dish.
creamy parmesan orzo with peas
2 Tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cup orzo pasta
1 1/4 cup chicken broth
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan
1 cup cooked peas
salt and pepper
Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add orzo and cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
Stir in broth and water. Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer until liquid is absorbed. Stirring occasionally. (around 15 - 20 minutes)
Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and peas. Season with salt and pepper.