Pizza Two Ways
Freeze the pizza dough and roast the tomatoes in advance to cut down on prep time for this perfect weeknight meal.
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- Servings: 8
Source: Everyday Food, September 2009
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for baking sheets
- 2 frozen pizza crusts
- 6 roasted tomato halves, roughly chopped
- 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan
- coarse salt and ground pepper
- 3/4 pound small red new potatoes (about 7), very thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn if large
Stretch and roll out two 1-pound balls of pizza dough (thawed if frozen) to 14-inch ovals. Place on two baking sheets and freeze until firm, about 1 1/2 hours. Wrap crusts in plastic and freeze for later use.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Halve 14 plum tomatoes. On two large rimmed baking sheets, arrange tomatoes, cut side up, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon sugar. Bake until softened and edges are crinkled, about 1 hour. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate for later use.
Preheat oven to 475 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Lightly oil two large baking sheets. Place crusts on sheets and brush each with 1 tablespoon oil.
Top one crust with tomatoes, dollop with ricotta, then sprinkle with Parmesan; season with salt and pepper. Top second crust with an even layer of potatoes, sprinkle with rosemary, then drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper.
Bake pizzas until crusts are browned, about 11 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Sprinkle ricotta-tomato pizza with basil.