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Ricotta Pizza with Fresh and Roasted Tomatoes

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After baking, this pizza is topped with an abundance of colorful tomatoes -- it's practically a salad!

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  • Servings: 6

Photography: Andrew Purcell

Source: Everyday Food, September 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole-milk ricotta
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan (4 ounces)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 large tomato, preferably heirloom, cut into half-moons
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Combine ricotta and Parmesan, season with salt and pepper, and stir in egg. On a baking sheet, drizzle pizza dough with 2 tablespoons oil and stretch or roll into a 16-inch-long oval. Spread ricotta mixture on dough, leaving a 1-inch border.

  2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss cherry tomatoes with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake cherry tomatoes on bottom rack and pizza on top rack until tomatoes are soft and skins have burst, 15 minutes. Remove tomatoes and bake pizza until crust is deep golden brown, about 8 minutes more. Toss cherry tomatoes with sliced tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Transfer pizza to a cutting board and top with tomato mixture and oregano.

Cook's Notes

Heirloom Love
Tomato plants that have been grown the same way for decades produce heirloom fruit. The vibrant varieties can be yellow, pale pink, purplish brown, even striped, and no two taste alike.

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  • MS10531072
    7 JUL, 2015
    The pizza is delicious but I think the directions for roasting the tomatoes are wrong. The smoke point of olive oil is about 400 degrees, my kitchen got very smoky and I had to shut off the oven. Maybe roast at a lower temperature and then finish the pizza at 500 degrees?
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  • Foxy Matt
    19 FEB, 2013
    Great recipe I made this for my friends and they think I'm a professional pizza chef. Thanks Martha :)
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