We all love homemade pizza, but it’s time to switch things (aka ingredients) up. This time, we’re heading the cheesy and garlicky route- no more of the same old tomato based sauce. Go on, take a slice of this rich and delicious three-cheese pizza. I promise you’ll come back for more.
Yield: 2 (10 inch) pizzas
Pizza Dough- about 20 oz fresh store bought OR *recipe here from my Tomato Margherita Pizza*
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
All purpose flour for dusting
For the sauce:
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese- 8 oz, grated
Ricotta Cheese- 8-10 oz tub
Goat Cheese- 6 oz, crumbled
Dried Oregano – 2 teaspoons
Salt and Crushed Black Pepper
1 Tomato- Sliced (rounds)
Fresh Basil Leaves- 4 tablespoons
Preheat the oven to 425 F. Mix the 2 tablespoons olive oil and garlic in a small bowl, and keep aside.
Roll out the pizza dough, divided into two portions, on a lightly floured surface into 8-10 inch rounds. With a fork, poke the dough round a few times to allow for even baking. Brush lightly with some of the garlic oil.
Top the dough rounds with the grated mozzarella cheese and goat cheese, leaving ½ inch around the border. Dollop spoonfuls of the ricotta cheese on the pizza. Top with the tomato slices and fresh basil leaves, and sprinkle the dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Drizzle remaining olive oil and minced garlic on both pizzas.
Transfer to the rack in the center of oven. I used a pizza stone to bake my pizza- a metal baking pan brushed with olive oil works amazingly well too! Bake pizza until crust is golden brown and cheese melts, about 15-18 minutes. Transfer the pizza to a cutting board, and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Serve and Enjoy!
*Note: If you decide to use the pizza dough from my recipe, then double the recipe to make two pizzas!
**Note: If you want to make two pizzas, start preparing the second pizza with toppings, cheese, etc no more than 10 minutes before it gets transferred into the oven. Leaving the pizza standing with the oil and toppings will cause the pizza to bake unevenly and come out a little soggy. If you want to prepare all of the pizzas beforehand, place the pizzas in the freezer before baking.