Pizza Bianca


Give me pizza and I am one happy camper. My dream house? One that has a wood fired pizza oven. One can dream, right? Until then, this pizza Bianca with Parmesan, mortadella, burrata cheese and basil definitely does the trick. Ever since watching Giada in Italy, I have been all about creating a similar recipe for her pizza Bianca. Also, can I talk about how that series made me one happy Italian girl? Grab the dough, because it’s time to make some pizza!


6 oz pizza dough

All purpose flour, for rolling the dough

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

10 thin slices mortadella

4 oz burrata cheese

1 teaspoon fresh basil

Divide the dough into two equal parts. Dust a board with flour and roll each piece of dough into a six-inch round.

Place the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Allow the oil to heat for two-three minutes and place the dough round in the pan. Cook for three minutes, or until the top begins to form bubbles. Flip and cook for an additional two minutes.

Remove the dough and top with grated Parmesan cheese. Top with five slices mortadella, basil and lemon zest. Tear the burrata into chunks and place on the pizza. Enjoy!

Elizabeth Canas