White Pizza with Bacon, Artichokes and Balsamic Drizzle

About 25 mins Serves 4 to 6 This fantastic white pizza recipe gives you creamy, smoky, salty, artichoke-y, fresh herb goodness in every bite. #STARFineFoods Ingredients: 1 cup STAR Balsamic Vinegar Homemade or good quality store bought pizza dough 1 large or 2 small cloves of garlic, minced 1-1/2 tablespoons STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 cups (8 ounces) freshly grated mozzarella cheese 3/4 cup whole milk ricotta cheese 1 cup drained Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts 4 strips applewood bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh oregano Instructions:

Place the vinegar into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir often until reduced and thick. Set aside.

Preheat your oven to 400°, lightly oil an inverted rimmed baking sheet and set aside.

Place the garlic and olive oil in a small sauce pan and heat on low until the garlic just starts to turn golden brown. Remove off of the heat to cool for a moment.

On the prepared pan, stretch and press pizza dough to form a rustic long oval. Brush the center of the dough with all of the garlic oil leaving an inch or so border. Then sprinkle all of the mozzarella cheese over top.

Slide the pan onto the middle rack of your preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together the Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs.

Once the 10 minutes are up, remove the pizza and scatter small spoonfuls of the ricotta cheese over top of the mozzarella. Arrange the drained artichokes and sprinkle with the chopped bacon pieces and the Parmesan herb mixture. Slide the pizza back into the oven for an additional 12 to 15 minutes.

Slice and drizzle with the reduced balsamic.

White Pizza with Bacon, Artichokes and Balsamic Drizzle

This fantastic white pizza recipe gives you creamy, smoky, salty, artichoke-y, fresh herb goodness in every bite. #STARFineFoods

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Made of fresh pressed olives with a rich fruity taste and peppery finish. There is no finer olive oil to use with your freshest foods and in recipes where its deliciously robust flavor will enhance the overall taste of your dish.

NAOOA Seal STAR is a long standing member of the NAOOA. STAR’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil bears the NAOOA seal and has been tested tested to meet or exceed the International Olive Council’s worldwide olive oil industry standards for quality and authenticity.

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Balsamic Vinegar

Made in the province of Modena, this vinegar boasts a delicate balance of smooth, sweet, tangy and acidic flavors that makes it perfect for marinades, salad dressings and dipping.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup STAR Balsamic Vinegar
  • Homemade or good quality store bought pizza dough
  • 1 large or 2 small cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup drained Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts
  • 4 strips applewood bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh oregano

Instructions

1

Place the vinegar into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir often until reduced and thick. Set aside.

2

Preheat your oven to 400°, lightly oil an inverted rimmed baking sheet and set aside.

3

Place the garlic and olive oil in a small sauce pan and heat on low until the garlic just starts to turn golden brown. Remove off of the heat to cool for a moment.

4

On the prepared pan, stretch and press pizza dough to form a rustic long oval. Brush the center of the dough with all of the garlic oil leaving an inch or so border. Then sprinkle all of the mozzarella cheese over top.

5

Slide the pan onto the middle rack of your preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.

6

Meanwhile, mix together the Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs.

7

Once the 10 minutes are up, remove the pizza and scatter small spoonfuls of the ricotta cheese over top of the mozzarella. Arrange the drained artichokes and sprinkle with the chopped bacon pieces and the Parmesan herb mixture. Slide the pizza back into the oven for an additional 12 to 15 minutes.

8

Slice and drizzle with the reduced balsamic.

1

Place the vinegar into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir often until reduced and thick. Set aside.

2

Preheat your oven to 400°, lightly oil an inverted rimmed baking sheet and set aside.

3

Place the garlic and olive oil in a small sauce pan and heat on low until the garlic just starts to turn golden brown. Remove off of the heat to cool for a moment.

4

On the prepared pan, stretch and press pizza dough to form a rustic long oval. Brush the center of the dough with all of the garlic oil leaving an inch or so border. Then sprinkle all of the mozzarella cheese over top.

5

Slide the pan onto the middle rack of your preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.

6

Meanwhile, mix together the Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs.

7

Once the 10 minutes are up, remove the pizza and scatter small spoonfuls of the ricotta cheese over top of the mozzarella. Arrange the drained artichokes and sprinkle with the chopped bacon pieces and the Parmesan herb mixture. Slide the pizza back into the oven for an additional 12 to 15 minutes.

8

Slice and drizzle with the reduced balsamic.

Recipe developed by: http://www.simplyscratch.com

Prep Time: 25 mins

Cook Time: About 25 mins

Total Time: 1 hour

Serves: 4 to 6

In This Recipe

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Made of fresh pressed olives with a rich fruity taste and peppery finish. There is no finer olive oil to use with your freshest foods and in recipes where its deliciously robust flavor will enhance the overall taste of your dish.

NAOOA Seal STAR is a long standing member of the NAOOA. STAR’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil bears the NAOOA seal and has been tested tested to meet or exceed the International Olive Council’s worldwide olive oil industry standards for quality and authenticity.

Learn More Buy Now

Balsamic Vinegar

Made in the province of Modena, this vinegar boasts a delicate balance of smooth, sweet, tangy and acidic flavors that makes it perfect for marinades, salad dressings and dipping.

Learn More Buy Now

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