Friday, May 09, 2014

Pizza Fridays: 3 Cheese Rosemary and Pepperoni Pizza

I've been looking for new pizza recipes lately, so when Coleen mentioned loving Tara's 3 Cheese Rosemary and Pepperoni Pizza I knew I had to try it.


All I can say is stop what you're doing and make this pizza. Now. I had a month's worth of recipes scheduled before I made this and I bumped it to the front of the line because I had to share it with you guys immediately.


This is one gooey, cheesy, delicious pizza. I love the combination of mozzarella, fontina and ricotta. The spicy pepperoni cuts through the richness of the cheese and the rosemary is the perfect final touch. There's nothing more to say - insanely, ridiculously good.

3 Cheese Rosemary and Pepperoni Pizza
As seen on Smells Like Home

Sliced pepperoni
1 ball of pizza dough
1/2 cup marinara or pizza sauce
6 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
6 oz Italian fontina cheese, shredded
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
Flour, for dusting and rolling

Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 500° F for at least 30 minutes.

Lay three sheets of paper towel on a plate. Top with however much pepperoni you want on your pizza. Cover with three more sheets of paper towel. Place the plate in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds. Check to see how much oil the pepperoni has released, then cook for another 30 seconds. This will release most of the oil onto the paper towels rather than your pizza.

Lay a piece of parchment paper the size of the pizza stone on a work surface. Dust lightly with flour and roll out the pizza dough into a 12- to 14-inch circle. Spoon the sauce evenly over the dough leaving a ½-inch border.

Top with the mozzarella and fontina cheeses. Dollop the ricotta by the tablespoon over the cheese then add pepperoni. Sprinkle the rosemary over the top.

Transfer the pizza on the parchment paper to the pizza stone. Bake for 5-10 minutes, checking often for doneness. Remove the pizza from the oven and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
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  1. I've tried many more homemade pizzas since this one and it is STILL my favorite. Damn Dave's diet! I want this for dinner now!

  2. I made this and it was really good. The ricotta does something to the pizza that shifts the flavor. I loved it!

  3. Another fantastic pizza. Yummy.


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