POPSUGAR Celebrity

Today's Special: Pizza Blanco

Feb 8 2007 - 9:13am

If you're anything like me, there are certain foods that you absolutely love so much you have to stop and take a bite whenever they cross your path. Even if you've just eaten a delicious and filling meal, when you see these tempting favorites you have to give in. I wish I could say that my two weakness foods are broccoli and grapefruit, but I can't; the foods that I will always take a bite of are deviled eggs and pizza. Since love is in the air (Valentine's Day [1] is next week!), why not make one of my true love foods? Making pizza at home is a healthier way to enjoy a tempting dish: substitute low fat cheese and pile on the vegetables. This recipe is for a variation on the usual pizza because it has a creamy white sauce instead of tomato sauce. To make pizza blanco for dinner,

Pizza Blanco [2]
From Hidden Valley Ranch [3]

1/2 cup old-fashioned Ranch dressing with buttermilk
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 (12-inch) prepared pizza crust or round of pizza dough
3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 cup roasted red pepper strips, rinsed and drained
1 can (2-1/4 oz.) sliced ripe olives, drained
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on pizza crust; cover with a single layer of tomato slices. Drizzle dressing over tomatoes.
  3. Arrange peppers, olives and onions on pizza; sprinkle cheese over all.
  4. Bake at 450°F. about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is hot.

Serves 8.

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