Rich but mild, ricotta can be used in appetizers, as a spread and in main dishes like this pizza with artichokes and onions.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll pizza dough into a 10-by-14-inch oval; transfer to a baking sheet. Spread with ricotta cheese; season with coarse salt and ground pepper.
Reserve 1 tablespoon oil from a 10-ounce jar of marinated artichoke hearts; drain and thinly slice artichokes. Scatter over cheese along with red onion. Drizzle with reserved oil; bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes.