Saturday, December 28, 2013
White Pizza -- Topped w/ Oven Dried Tomatoes & Pepperoni
This evening I made grain free White Pizza for dinner and topped it with organic oven dried tomatoes (packed in oil), diced pepperoni and drizzled it with spicy olive oil that is infused with red pepper and garlic. It turned out absolutely delicious. I pre-baked the crust and then topped it with sliced provolone cheese, scattered a thin layer of shredded mozzarella cheese and then spooned dollops of ricotta on top (slightly heaped teaspoonfuls). I topped it with organic oven dried tomatoes packed in oil (a new item that I found at Costco recently), diced pepperoni, drizzled it with some spicy red pepper and garlic infused oil, topped it with a bit of shredded Parmigiano Reggiano and then baked it for 8 to 10 minutes until hot and bubbly. I decided to try this "white cheese" combination so I could use up some of the leftover ricotta cheese I had from making lasagna a few days ago. This is now one of my favorite pizza toppings and combinations! I've made white pizza before without ricotta, and have seen it added to pizza before -- I don't know why I waited so long to try it. It was a nice contrast of flavors...the saltiness of the provolone and Parmigiano Reggiano, the spiciness of the pepperoni and spice infused oil along with the deep roasted flavor of the oven dried tomatoes and the creamy sweetness of the whole milk ricotta. I will definitely be making this combination again. I snapped a couple photos below as well as the recipe for my favorite grain free pizza crust here: -----> Best Grain-free Pizza Crust. Enjoy!