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Bianco Broccoli Rabe Pizza

Makes 8 slices

1 portion pizza dough
1 cup broccoli rabe
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan reggiano
1/2 cup grated pecorino (using large hole grater)
2 tablespoons olive oil


Clean broccoli rabe, cutting off stems. Bring to boil large pot of water. Add broccoli rabe and blanche for about 1 minute. Drain and rinse broccoli rabe with cold water and let drain. Pat broccoli rabe dry with paper towels. In a medium sauté pan heat 1 tablespoon olive oil, add garlic and sauté for one minute, add broccoli rabe and sauté for 2-3 minutes until tender. Place to the side and cool. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. On a clean surface add some flour and roll out the pizza dough until it fits a 17" pizza pan, sprayed with olive oil. Place dough on pan. Smooth layer of ricotta cheese across the pizza leaving 1/2 inch around the edges without the topping. Next add the broccoli rabe, scatter the parmesan cheese and the grated pecorino. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes until the pizza is brown. Slice and serve.