The flavorful combo of Grande Ricotta, ripe juicy olives and thinly sliced salami is easy to prepare and easily justifies its premium pizza status. With three distinct and popular Italian flavors, you can win over pizza lovers with this specialty pie.
16 oz. Ball of pizza dough
4 oz. Tomato-based pizza sauce
4 oz. Grande Ricotta Cheese
11/2 oz. Salami, thinly sliced
1 oz. Black or Kalamata olives, sliced
Freshly ground pepper, as needed
Fresh basil as needed, slivered (optional)
Yield: One 14-inch pizza
Roll out pizza dough to form crust.
Spread pizza sauce evenly over dough. Dollop cheese evenly over pizza, spreading slightly with back of spoon. Divide salami and olives evenly over top of pizza. Season with pepper.
Bake at 500°F for 6 to 8 minutes in a deck oven or 5 to 7 minutes in an impingement oven until edges begin to brown and topping is bubbly. Sprinkle basil over baked pizza. Slice into wedges.