Friday, July 12, 2013

New York Style White Pizza

White pizza is one of my favorite things...of all time. Basically. Growing up we used to go to Anthony's Pizza ( every Wednesday before Thanksgiving and buy the largest pizza bianca you have ever seen. 

And it was a sight to be seen, let me tell you. A layer of perfectly browned cheese, little circles of ricotta dotted evenly across the pizza, with the occasional puddle of olive oil and fresh garlic. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Well, now that I live in Tucson we don't get to eat it. So it inspired me to attempt to make my own pizza bianca. 

White Pizza:


One store bought pizza dough (you can find the fresh dough in the refrigerated section)
1 cup of part-skim mozzarella
1/3 cup of part-skim ricotta
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbs. of olive oil
dried oregano


Let your store bought pizza dough rest on the counter for 30 minutes. While it's resting, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Saute your garlic in the olive oil over VERY low heat while your dough rests as well. You do not want it to brown or it will overcook in the oven. 

Once your dough has rested, slowly stretch or roll it out to your desired thickness and place on a pizza stone or baking sheet. Then brush liberally with your garlic-infused olive oil. 

Evenly sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over the pizza, leaving a border for your crust and dollop the ricotta evenly on the pizza. Then sprinkle with dried oregano to taste.

Bake it for 12 to 15 minutes, rotating once. And then enjoy!

It's not exactly like Anthony's, but it's still delicious. I hope you enjoy this recipe, one of my all time favorites, and stay tuned...I see homemade pizza dough in our future!

Buon appetito!

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