White Pizza - Made with 3 different cheeses (no tomato sauce here!) and drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, garlicky goodness. Yes, please!

Made with 3 different cheeses (no tomato sauce here!) and drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, garlicky goodness. Yes, please!

White Pizza - Made with 3 different cheeses (no tomato sauce here!) and drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, garlicky goodness. Yes, please!

I love, love a good margherita pizza. But sometimes I just crave a white pie like nothing else. It’s so simple with a few different white cheeses but my goodness, it’s really something else.

It could be the dollops of ricotta. The melted mozzarella. Or the garlicky-olive-oil goodness with a hint of heat from the crushed red pepper flakes. Maybe it’s all of the above.

White Pizza - Made with 3 different cheeses (no tomato sauce here!) and drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, garlicky goodness. Yes, please!

It doesn’t matter what the reason is. At the end of the day, I’ll be crushing this like nobody’s business.

(Side note: if you are opting for store-bought, try to buy a pound of pizza dough at your favorite local pizza joint. It will make all the difference here.)

White Pizza - Made with 3 different cheeses (no tomato sauce here!) and drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, garlicky goodness. Yes, please!

White Pizza - Made with 3 different cheeses (no tomato sauce here!) and drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, garlicky goodness. Yes, please!

White Pizza

Made with 3 different cheeses (no tomato sauce here!) and drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, garlicky goodness. Yes, please!
4.5 stars (4 ratings)

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 pound pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn into small pieces
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza pan with olive oil.
  • Working on a surface that has been sprinkled with cornmeal, roll out the pizza into a 12-inch-diameter round. Transfer to prepared baking sheet or pizza pan.
  • OLIVE OIL MIXTURE: In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Spread OLIVE OIL MIXTURE over the surface of the dough in an even layer, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with mozzarella and dollops of ricotta; sprinkle with Parmesan.
  • Place into oven and bake for 20-24 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheeses have melted.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with basil, if desired.

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