Recipes and Cooking Pizza Grandma's White Pizza Be the first to rate & review! Ricotta and mozzarella join forces for a pizza Nonna would be proud of. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 18, 2023 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brie Goldman Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 1 Jump to Nutrition Facts This Long Island favorite, often called Grandma pizza, starts with a square-shaped dish. With under an hour of cook time and the flexibility to pre-make your pizza dough, this recipe will quickly become a family favorite. Olive oil and a healthy heaping of herbs like oregano and parsley give this homemade pizza recipe loads of flavor. The dough and toppings are made with ingredients you may already have on hand. Ricotta and melty mozzarella make this pizza rich and creamy. When choosing a mozzarella, keep in mind that whole milk mozzarella has more fat and calories than part-skim, which gives it a richer flavor. When it melts, whole milk has a nice "stretch" and a silkier texture than part-skim, which tends to brown faster. Ingredients Grandma's White Pizza 3 Tbsp. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ tsp. dried oregano, crushed ¼ tsp. dried parsley, crushed ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper ⅓ cup plus 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese 5 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry (1/3 cup) ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 1 portion Grandma-style pizza dough 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz.) 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary (optional) Chile-infused honey Grandma-Style Pizza Dough 1¾ cups lukewarm water (105° to 115°F) 1½ tsp. active dry yeast 4½ cups all-purpose flour 1½ tsp. salt Directions Place an oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease a 15x10-inch baking pan. In a small bowl combine the first five ingredients (through crushed red pepper) and 1 Tbsp. of the Parmesan cheese. In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, spinach, salt, and black pepper. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough portion into a 15x10-inch rectangle; place in the prepared baking pan and stretch to fit, pressing the dough up the sides and letting it rest as needed. Spread the olive oil mixture over dough. Top with small dollops of the ricotta mixture. Top with the mozzarella cheese and remaining ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese. Bake until the cheese and crust are lightly browned, 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. If you like, serve topped with rosemary, additional crushed red pepper, and chile-infused honey, if desired. Grandma-Style Pizza Dough In an extra-large bowl combine the water and yeast, let stand 5 minutes or until yeast is foamy. Stir in the flour and salt. (Dough will be shaggy.) Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 3 minutes. Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease surface of dough. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise at room temperature until double in size, 1½ hours. Punch dough down. Shape into two balls. If not using dough right away, cover and chill for up to two days. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 460 Calories 16g Fat 60g Carbs 19g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 460.2 % Daily Value * Total Fat 15.8g 20% Saturated Fat 6.8g 34% Cholesterol 34.7mg 12% Sodium 768.6mg 33% Total Carbohydrate 59.9g 22% Dietary Fiber 2.7g 9% Total Sugars 1.1g Protein 18.7g Vitamin D 0.2mcg 1% Vitamin C 2mg 10% Calcium 312mg 24% Iron 4.3mg 24% Potassium 243.9mg 5% Fatty acids, total trans 0.2g Vitamin D 7.2IU Alanine 0.7g Arginine 0.9g Ash 3.6g Aspartic acid 1.3g Caffeine 0mg Carotene, alpha 0mcg Choline, total 21mg Copper, Cu 0.2mg Cystine 0.2g Energy 1925.9kJ Fluoride, F 44.5mcg Folate, total 188.1mcg Glutamic acid 5g Glycine 0.5g Histidine 0.5g Isoleucine 0.8g Leucine 1.6g Lysine 1.2g Methionine 0.4g Magnesium, Mg 44.7mg Manganese, Mn 0.7mg Niacin 4.8mg Phosphorus, P 299.4mg Pantothenic acid 0.7mg Phenylalanine 0.9g Phytosterols 11.7mg Proline 2g Retinol 109.7mcg Selenium, Se 37.3mcg Serine 1g Theobromine 0mg Threonine 0.7g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1.3mg Tryptophan 0.2g Tyrosine 0.8g Valine 1g Vitamin A, IU 2253.2IU Vitamin A, RAE 204.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 92.4mcg Water 113.3g Zinc, Zn 2.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.