Bianca Pizza with Swiss Chard & Meatballs

imageThis pizza was outrageously delicious!  Its different and very flavorful, the sauce is creamy, the meatballs & Swiss chard are tender while the mozzerella cheese brings them all together on the thick bread crust. Another recipe that’s become a favorite❤️

Recipe…

SAUCE:

2 tablesp butter

2 tablesp flour

1 cup whole milk or half & half

1/4 teasp ground nutmeg

1 clove garlic, small diced

salt & pepper to taste

PIZZA:

Extra Virgin olive oil, for oiling the baking sheet and to drizzle on top

1 recipe of your favorite pizza dough or a 1 lb pizza dough ball found in your grocery’s dairy section

1 1/2 cup grated whole milk mozzerella cheese

8 to 10 of your favorite meatballs halved (I prefer my homemade) but you can use what you like, turkey or beef

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 bunch of red or white Swiss Chard with both leaves and ribs, cleaned, chopped and then sautéd in olive oil till soft and tender to be ready for pizza

salt and pepper

For the Sauce:  In small pan, melt butter over med. heat. Add flour and stir till all combined then immediately add milk gradually and whisk constantly. Now add in nutmeg and garlic, whisk until the mixture thickens as sauce and is smooth. Stir in salt & pepper to taste.

Putting Pizza together:   Preheat oven to 400 degrees, take heavy baking sheet with sides and oil so dough does not stick.

Now take your room temperature dough and spread out on baking sheet in a rectangle shape. Drizzle dough with olive oil covering the whole thing. Evenly spread white sauce on dough leaving a 1 inch border and Sprinkle with 1 cup of the mozzerella cheese. Arrange the halved meatballs,cut side down, and the sautéd Swiss Chard on top. Sprinkle with the Parm cheese and the rest of the Mozzerella cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Bake for about 20 mins till browned on top and bottom. Remove from oven and let rest for a few mins then cut into squares and serve hot. Enjoy with a simple salad and a glass of wine!! 🍕

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One Comment Add yours

  1. run2kar says:

    This is the PERFECT “twist” on Pizza Night at our home … Summery, savory, spicy and sweet all at the same time …. Delicious … You and your family and PIZZA LOVERS everywhere will rave at this homemade pizza delight! Enjoy!!! Bravo!!!

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