Saturday, February 5, 2011

Three Cheesy Pizza

Last week we spent time in San Clemente and were introduced to La Rocco's, this super awesome pizza place in San Clemente. There was one pizza in particular that caught our eye and taste buds, it was called "The Whitestone". After eating it K and I turned to each other and said, "We can totally make this!" So with a little creativity and a lot of cheese later we were able to create our own version of this pizza. We call is the Three Cheesy Pizza. It has olive oil, garlic, mozzarella, ricotta, and Parmesan on a thin crust. No red sauce. No meat. Just the basics and it's very delish. Here's the recipe:

Pizza Crust (you can use any crust recipe just use half of the dough to make it a thin crust)
8oz Ricotta cheese
2 cups Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
2-3 tsp Olive oil 

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and then place on a pizza stone or pan that has been lightly greased with olive oil.

Spread 2-3 tsp of olive oil on the dough, just enough to cover it and sprinkle the chopped garlic on top of the dough.

Drop spoonfuls of ricotta cheese onto the pizza, you can use as little or as much as you like.

Cover the pizza with the Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Bake for 12-15 min until the cheese is browned and the crust is golden on the edges.

This pizza is so quick and simple but it is one of the best pizzas we have ever had. In fact we loved it so much we even made it for dinner twice this week!