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jan's white pizza

a recipe by
Jan Cook
Gainesville, FL

Saturday night is pizza night in our house. Primarily vegetarian, am always looking for creative topping combos. Roasting brings out the sweetness in most vegetables. This is a flavor explosion! ENJOY

serves 2-4
prep time 1 Hr 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jan's white pizza

  • 1 lg
    fresh, unbaked pizza crust
  • 1 clove
    elephant garlic (or 3 small)
  • 3 Tbsp
    garlic oil
  • 2-3 pinch
  • 2-3 pinch
  • 1 lg
  • 6 oz
    fresh mozzarella, chunk or "pearls"
  • 5-6 lg
    fresh basil leaves, cut in ribbons

How To Make jan's white pizza

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare or purchase a large, fresh pizza crust. Prepare garlic and cauliflower as both can be roasted at the same time. Using a serrated knife, slice off tops of the garlic head (s), approximately 1/2 inch. Place garlic heads on a piece of foil. Drizzle cut side with 1 TBS olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap the head to create a pouch, completely covering. Roast for 1 hour.
  • 2
    Wash and cut up cauliflower into flowerets only. Sprinkle with remaining olive oil, coating thoroughly. Roast for 25 minutes, stirring once, until tender and edges are browning, but not charred.
  • 3
    Once all the above have been roasted, cool to touch. Prepare your favorite pizza crust. (I make an easy one in my bread machine!). Spread the crust with a bit of olive oil. Garlic will be a smooth paste. Spread liberally on pizza dough. Top with roasted flowerets. Sprinkle mozzarella chunks liberally. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-13 minutes. (I use a pizza stone, so keep an eye on it if using a metal pan!) Remove and sprinkle with ribbons of fresh basil and bake another 1 minute. Makes a 15" pizza.