The Best Pizza Bianca (White Pizza)
The BEST white pizza you will ever make! Made with store-bought dough, shredded mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and pecorino romano cheese, this pizza is super simple to make and will be best addition to your weeknight dinners.
Servings: 8 slices
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
- 16 ounces fresh pizza dough (store-bought)
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 2/3 cup ricotta cheese (whole milk)
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 leaves fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons pecorino romano cheese grated or finely shredded
Remove pizza dough from fridge. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium bowl. Add pizza dough to bowl and toss in oil. Let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour to warm up. As the dough warms up, it will grow, which is good.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix ricotta cheese with minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt. Set aside.
Punch dough down with your fist to remove air bubbles. Place pizza dough on a large baking sheet and spread with your fingers until dough is 1/4 inch thick, leaving a slight lip around the edges for the crust. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella over the crust, leaving a inch clear from the edges. Then, place ricotta cheese mixture on top, in 6 dollops. Next, place basil leaves all over the pizza. Finish with sprinkles of Pecorino Romano cheese and drizzle of last tablespoon of olive oil.
Bake pizza in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and crust turns slightly golden brown. Let it cool for 2 minutes. Slice into 8 even slices and then serve.