Guest Food Blogger: Delicious White Pizza Recipe

by Talia Steif on July 14, 2011

Grilled White Pizza with Tallegio, Prosciutto, Apricots and Arugula Salad

Buy pizza dough from your favorite pizzeria or local market or, if you have time, make your own. My favorite recipe can be found in Jim Lahey’s wonderful book, My Bread.

white pizza

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough for two 10 inch pizzas
  • ¾ lb Tallegio cheese
  • Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 lb prosciutto
  • 2 ripe apricots, pitted and sliced
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh arugula, washed and dried
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • White Pizza Recipe Instructions

    Heat a large cast-iron pizza pan for 10 minutes on high.

    Divide the risen dough in half and roll out into two medium disks, placing each on the pizza pan. Cook a couple of minutes until it just starts to brown. Flip and cook on the opposite side for another couple of minutes. Remove crust from pan and set on wooden board. Spread softened Tallegio cheese onto crust, top with a few shards of Parmigiano-Reggiano, and slide onto heated pizza pan, being careful not to burn yourself!

    If using gas grill, turn heat on high on one side and medium-low on the other. Cook on low-heat side with grill cover closed. If using oven, place under broiler. Cook until cheese is bubbling and crust is as crisp as you like it.

    Top pizza with prosciutto and apricots. In a separate bowl, toss arugula with extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt and pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Top pizza with salad. Shave a few more shard of Parmigiano-Reggiano over the top and enjoy!

    Meredith Mileti is a local Pittsburgh writer whose first novel Aftertaste will be released on August 31, 2011. On her website she calls herself a “reader, writer, cook, wife, mother, eater.” These six labels all have one thing in common: recipes, classic recipes that have been honed to perfection then given an dash of modernity to keep up with everyday life.

    Here is Meredith’s inspired recipe for a grilled white pizza. Even just on paper (or your computer screen) the ingredients sound good enough to make your mouth water.

    You can find Meredith’s website here: http://meredithmileti.com/

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