White Pizza with Broccolini, Ricotta, and Basil
Get weekly recipes and ingredients delivered.
Ingredients & Equipment
What we send
- 12 ouncespizza dough
- 6 ouncesbroccolini
- 1 clovegarlic
- 1/4 cupflour
- 4 ouncesricotta cheese
- 1 ouncegrated Parmesan cheese
- 2 packetsunsalted butter
- 8 ouncesmilk
- 2 ouncesshredded mozzarella and provolone cheese blend
- 1/8 ouncebasil
- 1/4 teaspooncrushed red pepper
- 1parchment paper
What You’ll Need
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- baking sheet
- rolling pin (optional)
- 10" medium pan
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Remove pizza dough from bag and let soften at room temperature. Rinse all produce. Cut broccolini into ½-inch pieces. Mince garlic. In a small bowl, set aside 2 tablespoons flour. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and rub with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Sprinkle remaining flour onto a clean, dry surface, coating a rolling pin or your hands with a thin layer.
Add dough to floured surface and roll or stretch into a rectangular shape, rotating frequently and working from center to edges, until ¼-inch thick. Add dough to prepared sheet, gently stretching to reach edges of sheet. Bake until crust is lightly browned and beginning to crisp, 9-11 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together half of ricotta, half of Parmesan, and black pepper (save remaining ricotta for another recipe).
Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add broccolini and sauté, stirring, until bright green and tender, 3-4 minutes. Remove pan from heat and season with ¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper as desired. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate (to remove any excess moisture) and set aside until Step 5. Wipe pan clean for the next step.
Make white sauce
Heat butter in pan from broccolini over medium heat. Add garlic and reserved flour; cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant and flour is lightly browned, 1 minute. Whisking constantly, add milk and cook until thickened, 2-3 minutes more. Remove pan from heat; whisk in shredded mozzarella and provolone, 1 teaspoon salt, and black pepper as desired to combine.
Assemble and bake pizza
Spread white sauce over crust, leaving a ½-inch border. Scatter over broccolini, then dollop over ricotta mixture. Bake until sauce is lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Use any downtime while pizza bakes to get ahead on dishes.
Plate white pizza
Stack basil leaves and thinly slice crosswise, discarding stems. Cut white pizza into slices and divide between serving plates. Sprinkle over crushed red pepper (skip or use half for less heat) and remaining Parmesan. Garnish with basil and dig in!