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Pizza Bianco Recipe

Pizza Bianco Recipe

Here's the perfect pizza for cheese lovers. Served with a green salad, it makes a satisfying meal. You can use store-bought dough if you don't have a bread machine.—Christine Omar, Harwich Port, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 35 min. YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • DOUGH:
  • 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. In bread machine pan, place dough ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • 2. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Punch down; cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Press dough into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; build up edges slightly.
  • 3. In a large skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in oil for 3-5 minutes or until onion is crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in basil.
  • 4. In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients; spread over crust. Sprinkle with vegetable topping.
  • 5. Bake at 400° for 35-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Yield: 12-16 slices.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (prepared with fat-free ricotta) equals 385 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 512 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 reduced-fat milk, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.