Submitted by Mackenzie Reynolds on January 28, 2010 - 9:12pm
My name is Mackenzie Reynolds and I am the Genesee County Dairy Princess. Superbowl Sunday is right around the corner and it is the second food consumption event behind Thanksgiving Day. While you are rooting for your favorite football team, you will probably be enjoying food with all your friends. A great and easy recipe to take to the party you're attending is a cheese pizza. Along with ease, pizza includes one of the 3-A-Day of dairy you should consume everyday. Getting 3-A-Day of milk, cheese, and yogurt everyday will help you maintain a healthy body. I hope everyone has a safe Superbowl Sunday!
All My Cheeses Four Cheese Pizza
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
1/2 tablespoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 prepared 12 inch pizza crust
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup diced tomato
Additional fresh basil, chopped for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
2. Place pizza crust on a cookie sheet and top evenly with mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses.
3. Bake pizza until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly; spinkle with tomatoes, and additional chopped basil.