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Pizza Friday

 

For about 20 years John and I have enjoyed “Pizza Friday,” we love the tradition.  We try to change it up from regular red pizza to white one once in a while.

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When making white pizza it is a good idea to cook the dough for a bout six minutes 400 degrees.  This allows the ricotta to spread more evenly.  Full fat ricotta needs to be used.  Low-fat has too much water and will make the pizza too wet and we DON’T want soggy pizza. 

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Sprinkle a light coat of dried oregano with a bit of salt and pepper.  

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Next step, we chose to use some meatballs chopped that I had leftover.  Other times we have used sautéed pancetta and sautéed boneless skinless chicken thighs seasoned with salt and pepper.   YUMMY!

Next, sprinkle with mozzarella.  If you choose to use fresh make sure you have it drain in cheesecloth to get the excess water out before shredding.  For us, I use the pre-shredded, Friday nights are about enjoying and relaxing.

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Last and final step drizzle a light coat of good extra-virgin olive oil and place back in the oven for about 12 minutes.  Slice and enjoy! 

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25 thoughts on “Pizza Friday”

  1. I love making home made pizza, as my mother did. I make my own dough. tomorrow (or Monday?) in fact, I am trying my hand at bacon and egg pizza!!! thanks for sharing. always enjoy your posts. missed them recently….!!

  2. I bet that is good! Homemade pizzas are the best. I’ve never tried one without the red sauce before. We often have pizza on Wed. night. My husband works just a couple of days a week and he gets home late on Wed. So he picks one up on his way home.

  3. I love the idea of pizza friday! This one looks particularly good. I love ricotta but have never had white pizza. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Oh that looks delicious! I had my first white pizza at my son’s in-law’s home. They’re 100% Italian and she’s such a good good. I will have to try this- I didn’t know about the ricotta part!

  5. Hi Cindy! Pizza Friday’s is a great idea! I like making pizza on the grill, but it’s slightly trickier than in the oven. It’s a great way to use up whatever is on hand.

    Glad to see you’re back in the saddle!

  6. Hi Cindy!
    It was so nice to hear from you. Your tips on pizza making were such good ones. It’s so funny because I had homemade pizza tonight for my son and I. I’ve never made one with ricotta cheese, but I do love fresh mozzarella. I like your Friday night tradition!

  7. Hi Cindy! So nice that you are back! I am so glad to read that you have had some success and relief for your physical challenges. You are an inspiration. You are so kind to let me know that you stopped by. I love your pizza tradition. I love pizza!

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