Parmesan and Ricotta Cheese Pizza with Pistachios Bacon and Micro Greens

I adore making pizza at home… I seem to be making it more and more these days, because it is so versatile. Whatever flavors you crave you can turn it into a pizza! I chose to combine salty Parmesan with crunchy Pistachios and sweet Applewood Smoked Bacon topped with Beautiful peppery Micro Greens.

Ingredients

Honey Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe

1/2 Cup Ricotta Cheese

1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 teaspoon Pepper, Fresh Ground

1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

1/4 Cup Pistachios, Chopped

4 Strips Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sliced into 1-2″ strips

1/2 Cup Micro Greens

Directions

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Prepare the dough and sprinkle a small amount of corn meal on a pizza stone or baking pizza pan to prevent the pizza from sticking. In a bowl combine together the Ricotta, Parmesan, Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper, mix well then place the mixture atop of the prepared pizza dough. Then layer with the Bacon and half of the Pistachios.

Bake the Pizza for 14-18 minutes until the dough is browned and the bacon is crispy.

Before serving garnish with the remaining Pistachios and  the Micro Greens.

This pizza can be served as an appetizer, an elegant lunch or simple dinner. It also pairs nicely with a glass of Malbec!  Specifically my new favorite “Tilia Merlot 2008,” A gorgeous Syrah and Malbec blend.

Bon Appetit!

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Broccoli and Goat Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Salami

After eating at “Pizzeria Biancos” last night, I was absolutely CRAVING Pizza again today! I truly do not understand how I possibly could considering how much I ate. Between 6 people, 6 pizzas were completely devoured! Oh Man was it GOOD!! So today I created another delicious pizza of my own…

Whole Wheat and Honey Pizza Dough

3/4 Cup Filtered Water (110 degrees F)

2 1/2 teaspoons Dry Active Yeast

2 Cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour

1 Tablespoon Local Honey

1 teaspoon Sea Salt

3 Tablespoons Organic Olive Oil

Combine the water, yeast and honey together. After about 5 minuted the mixture will look frothy. Then add in the olive oil. In another bowl combine the flour and sea salt and whisk together. Then combine both mixtures together and mix well with a wooden spoon and your hands. Place into a bowl in a warm area and allow dough to rise. After 45 minutes, punch down and wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Topping

1/2 Cup Organic Broccoli, Sliced

3/4 Cup Goat Cheese

1/2 Cup Caramelized Onions

1/4 Cup Salami, Sliced

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Pinch of Sea Salt & Pepper

Begin to layer the Pizza Dough- Onions, Broccoli, Goat Cheese, Salami, Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper

Bake in a preheated 500 degree F oven for 12-15 minutes until the the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.

This pizza pairs gorgeously with a Pinot Noir, Candlelight, Frank Sinatra and The Love of Your Life

Homemade Pizza with Prosciutto and Oregano

Prosciutto and Oregano.. Beautiful combination, especially on a pizza!

Ingredients

Homemade Pizza Dough

1/3 C of your favorite Organic Tomato Sauce

1 Organic Heirloom Tomato

6 half inch slices of Mozzarella Cheese

1-2 slices of Natural Prosciutto

1/4 C fresh grated Parmesan Cheese

Handful of fresh Oregano

1 spring of rosemary

A drizzle of Garlic infused Olive Oil

1 t Chili Pepper Flakes

Sprinkle of Corn Meal

Directions

Preheat the oven to 500 Degrees (That’s Hot!)

Prepare your dough like  a professional pizza maker, FLIP IT! FLOP IT! THROW IT! CATCH IT! … and if you happen to DROP IT! remember the 5 -10 second rule.

After your pizza dough is ready, place it on a round pizza baking sheet with a sprinkle of corn meal on the bottom to prevent it from sticking then begin to layer your pizza..

Start with the tomato sauce, then sprinkle on the oregano and rosemary, then the sliced tomato followed by the mozzarella. Top with the prosciutto and drizzle on the olive oil.

Bake your pizza for about 22-30 minutes. It will be done when the crust is browned and your nose can smell the fragrant aroma of fresh homemade pizza!

Allow to cool about 6 minutes before tasting. (If you could wait that long)

Before eating your pizza, enhance the flavor even more by adding your freshly grated parmesan cheese and chili flakes...

Delicious! and always Made with Love.