After spending all day eating, thanks to gyro day at work followed almost immediately by birthday cake and ice cream, my cube-mate decided he was going to spend his night shift eating pizza and cheesy bread.
Listening to him decide on what pizza he was going to order (for about 30 minutes) made it clear to me that I would be making my own once I got home. I opted for a white pizza… and broccoli is the natural (and cheap) compliment to garlic and ricotta.
All of my creation photos were awful, so you get some extra finished pictures… whoops!
Due to my lack of a pizza oven, I like to pre-bake my crust for about 7-10 minutes just to make sure the final product is nice and crispy. So, while that was baking I shredded the mozzarella, started the broccoli, and cooked up some garlic oil.
After the pre-bake, I oiled up the crust and then layered on the mozzarella and chopped (cooked) broccoli. I then baked it for another 10 minutes and mixed up some Parmesan cheese (the crappy kraft kind), garlic powder, and oregano.
I took the pizza out of the oven and spooned on some ricotta and then sprinkled my seasoning mix over the crust… and then back in the oven for another 5 to 8 minutes.
Let it sit for a minute before you slice it up… this lets the cheese settle and prevents a sloppy mess. In the end, I could have used a bit more garlic, but this works for a quick and simple white pizza.
A simple white pizza loaded with garlic and topped with broccoli and ricotta.