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.
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.
Sprinkle a light coat of dried oregano with a bit of salt and pepper.
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.
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!
25 thoughts on “Pizza Friday”
It’s good trust me
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….!!
Thanks. Let me know how yours comes out!
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.
WOW this sounds and looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing. I will be trying this one!
It is and we enjoy all our pizzas with different toppings.
I like the idea of Pizza Fridays! I like making homemade pizzas, too. It’s a great way to use up leftovers. These sound yummy, Cindy!
We enjoy making it ourselves. We have been doing it for so long we don’t enjoy it out anymore
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!
it’s a great chnage
Omy…..it surely does look delicious….
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!
It’s really good. When we make it with Panetta it’s even more indulgent The key is drizzling the top with a bit of good olive oil
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!
Hi Doreen, hope everything is good.
We love pizza but not take out. We are pizza snobs, LOL
You know what? I had never heard of “white pizza” before, but it’s a fun idea!
Mali, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed
Your pizza looks heavenly, Cindy! Nothing better than homemade pizza prepared to perfection.
Thanks Mary Alice. It’s good and I add anything, Panetta, saluted spinach. The list goes on
Pizza might just be my favorite food.
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!
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!
I love your blog. Thanks for the visit