Tonight I wanted to make something out of the norm for our family for dinner. One of my friends posted on her blog a cheesy flatbread that she made as an appetizer, thanks Marina, so that got me thinking! I decided to make, of my own creation, a yummy white pizza! Ok, so I didn't create the white sauce all on my own... I did seek a little assistance from the web. It turned out better then imagined! Here's the recipe:
3 Cheese Garlic White Sopressata Pizza
White Sauce (Adapted from American Pie)
Makes about 1 Cup, enough for a few pizzas actually
-2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 Cup heavy cream
- 1/2 Teaspoon thyme (fresh would be best but I used dried)
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a sauce pan or frying pan, heat up your oil and add your onions and garlic. Cook over medium heat for a few minutes until they are softened (probably 5 minutes). Add the cream and lower the heat to low. Stir for another 3-5 minutes until the mixture is thick and reduces a bit. Take it off the heat and then add your thyme and taste for salt and pepper. Let this cool completely before using.
-1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
-6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, then coarsely chopped
-1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
-3oz Chopped Italian Sopressata (Optional)
-1/2 grated zucchini
-1/4 lemon juice
-I large clove garlic
- 3 Tb Garlic olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 refrigerated pizza dough ( I got mine from Trader Joe's)
- Salt and pepper
Roll out pizza dough on lightly floured work surface to make a square. Preferably use a pizza stone but a baking sheet with parchment paper will work fine too. Transfer dough to prepared pan, brush lightly with some garlic oil. Put the grated zucchini into a small mixing bowl, toss it with the lemon juice lemon and drizzled olive oil. Crush one gigantic garlic clove through a garlic press and mix that into the zucchini mixture add salt and pepper to taste. Let it sit. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and crumbled ricotta over the pizza dough leaving a ½ inch plain border. Sprinkle the zucchini mixture on top of the cheese and lastly add the Sopressata. Season the pizza with some salt and pepper then bake it 15-20 minutes at 400F until cheese is melted and pizza crust is a golden brown.
Cut pizza crosswise into 4 strips, then cut each crosswise into 2 pieces for 12 pieces total.