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Ricotta Spinach Pizza Recipe
Ricotta Spinach Pizza (Pizza Bianca)
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Italian crispy thin crust Pizza Bianca with ricotta, healthy spinach and roasted garlic. 

Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Author: Florentina
Ingredients
  • 1 batch rustic pizza dough
  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb fontina cheese shredded
  • 1/4 c parmigiano reggianno grated
  • 1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb garlic spinach
  • 20 cloves garlic
  • pinch of sea salt
  • black pepper to taste freshly cracked
Instructions
  1. Make a batch of the rustic pizza dough.
  2. Smash the garlic cloves with the side of a chef’s knife and peel.
  3. In a large skillet add a lug of olive oil and roast the garlic cloves on medium low flame until golden. Add the spinach with a pinch of sea salt and using a pair of tongues toss to coat in the oil and roasted garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes until wilted and remove from heat. Makes her not to overcook it.
  4. Add the ricotta and fontina cheese to the bowl of a food processor together with a lug of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Process until combined and set aside.
  5. Preheat your oven with a pizza stone in it to 500”F or as high as it will go.
  6. Form the pizza pies as instructed in the rustic pizza dough recipe and brush each one with a thin layer of olive oil on top. Leave about 1/2 inch at the edges. Sprinkle with some of the parmigiana region cheese on top and bake in the preheated oven on the pizza stone for 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Quickly and carefully spoon some of the ricotta fontina mixture over the top of the pizza pie and bake an additional 5 minutes to your desired doneness level.
  8. Once the pizza comes out of the oven you want to top it with the sautéed spinach and some of the roasted garlic cloves. Shave some parmigiana reggianno over the top and serve with freshly cracked black pepper.