Italian Pizza Bianca/White, a simple fast and easy must try Pizza. Forget the sauce, this is one of the best Pizzas!
Since I’ve been living in Italy Pizza is probably one of the most delicious dishes around. Ok, I can’t even count how many amazing dishes there really are around here…
Whenever I made pizza, ate it in a restaurant or ordered take out it was always red pizza with olives or a classic margherita. Never white, why?
In Italy pizza bianca means “white pizza”, which is pizza sprinkled with olive oil and salt and no Tomato Sauce. I really don’t know, maybe the kids always requested red or maybe I just never thought of it.
One day I was out shopping with my sister-in-law and I noticed her buying arugula and parmesan. At that time I wasn’t really impressed with Rugula/Rocket (arugula) and I asked her what she was planning to do with it.
Italian Pizza Bianca/White
She told me she made pizza with it. We discussed how I had never really used arugula and then she told me about one of the most scrumptious pizzas ever.
So I think it is her fault that I never come home from shopping without a bundle of arugula nowadays!
Now for every Red Pizza I make I will make 2 White Pizzas, so give it a try, nothing beats a great and tasty Pizza Bianca. Buon Appetito!
Can’t get enough Pizza? Here are some to try!
- 1 ready made pizza dough crust
- 3/4 cup chopped pancetta 80 grams
- 1 cup shredded firm mozzarella 120 grams
- 1 tablespoon flaked fresh parmesan cheese (flake with a potato peeler) 5 grams
- 1 cup fresh arugula ( I cut them in half) 20 grams
- 1 tablespoon olive oil 13 grams
Pre-heat oven to 450° (250°) (that's as hot as mine goes). Lightly oil a 12 inch pizza pan (30 centimeters).
Place dough on pizza pan and top with pancetta, bake in oven for 10-12 minutes, remove from oven and top with grated mozzarella cheese, bake for approximately 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven and top with arugula and sprinkle with flakes of parmesan. Serve immediately, Enjoy!