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Pizza Bianca with Dandelion Greens

Makes 2 pizzas (serves 4 to 6) (serving size: 1/3-pizza)

Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Chandra Paton Shupe created her seasonal pizza after a trip to a farmers' market for a friend's Iron Chef-style cook-off party. "We grabbed everything that looked beautiful and tasty and put it all together."

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Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
 1/2 cup fromage blanc or whole-milk ricotta cheese
 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
 1/4 teaspoon pepper
 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 3 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
 8 ounces dandelion greens, trimmed and roughly chopped (about 2 cups)
 4 ounces arugula (6 cups)
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1 tablespoon lemon juice
 1 pkg. (1 lb.) pizza dough
  Semolina flour for dusting
 1/2 cup shaved pecorino romano cheese
Step 1

Preheat a pizza stone (or rimless baking sheet) in a 450° oven 30 to 40 minutes. Mix fromage blanc, lemon zest, and pepper together and set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and green onions and cook until softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add dandelion greens, arugula, salt, and lemon juice and cook until barely wilted, about 1 minute. Drain excess liquid.

Step 3

Divide pizza dough in half and roll out 1 portion on a floured work surface until thin and about 10 in. wide. Transfer to a pizza peel or rimless baking sheet dusted generously with semolina. Spread or spoon half of fromage blanc mixture onto dough. Sprinkle with half of dandelion mixture.

Step 4

Slide pizza onto pizza stone and bake until browned and crisp, about 16 minutes.

Step 5

Transfer pizza to a cutting board using a wide spatula. Sprinkle with a few curls of pecorino cheese.

Step 6

Make second pizza with remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 2 pizzas (serves 4 to 6) (serving size: 1/3-pizza)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 323Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 13mg5%
Sodium 890mg38%
Total Carbohydrate 43g15%

Dietary Fiber 2.4g10%
Protein 10g20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.