Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pound pizza dough
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup Robiola di Montevecchia cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
- Salt and pepper to taste
Special equipment needed:
- Pizza stone or baking sheet
- Rolling pin
- Pizza cutter
1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to desired thickness.
3. Place the dough on a pizza stone or baking sheet.
4. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough.
5. Sprinkle the crumbled Robiola di Montevecchia cheese over the sauce.
6. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the Robiola di Montevecchia cheese.
7. Add the chopped basil, sun-dried tomatoes, and sliced black olives on top of the cheese.
8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
9. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
10. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
Preheat oven to 450°F.
This recipe serves 4 people.
Calories per serving: 320
Substitutions for ingredients:
- Any type of pizza dough can be used.
- Any type of tomato sauce can be used.
- Any type of cheese can be used instead of Robiola di Montevecchia.
- Any type of herbs or toppings can be used.
- Add sliced mushrooms or bell peppers for extra flavor.
- Use a garlic-infused olive oil instead of tomato sauce.
- Add cooked Italian sausage or pepperoni for a meaty option.
Tips and tricks:
- Preheat the pizza stone or baking sheet before placing the dough on it to ensure a crispy crust.
- Use a light hand when adding toppings to prevent the pizza from becoming too heavy.
- Let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing to prevent the cheese from sliding off.
Leftover pizza can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheat leftover pizza in the oven at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
Serve the pizza on a wooden board or pizza stone for a rustic look.
Garnish with additional chopped fresh basil or grated Parmesan cheese.
Pair with a crisp green salad or a glass of red wine.
Suggested side dishes:
Serve with garlic bread or a side of roasted vegetables.
- If the crust is too thick, roll it out thinner next time.
- If the cheese is not melting, try baking the pizza for a few more minutes.
- If the crust is burning, reduce the oven temperature or bake for a shorter amount of time.
Food safety advice:
Make sure to cook the pizza to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it is safe to eat.
Robiola di Montevecchia is a soft, creamy cheese made from cow's milk in the Lombardy region of Italy.
This pizza has a savory, cheesy flavor with a hint of sweetness from the sun-dried tomatoes and a slightly salty taste from the olives.
Serve hot and fresh out of the oven for the best taste.
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