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White Pizza

This is another recipe from Vegetarian Planet.  It’s quick, easy, delicious, and cheap – what more could you want?

This pizza starts, as all good things do, with some onions and garlic.  They are sautéed with some rosemary and red pepper flakes…

White Pizza

And while that goodness is happening, ricotta and Parmesan get combined…

White Pizza

And once the onions and garlic are ready, they get mixed in with the cheese and spread all over some pizza dough. It doesn’t look like much going into the oven…

White Pizza

…But when it comes out…

White Pizza

…It’s all about the golden-brown deliciousness! It pairs nicely with a green salad.

White Pizza

White Pizza
Recipe courtesy of/adapted from Vegetarian Planet

  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced onions
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 cups of ricotta
  • 1/3 cup rated Parmesan
  • Pizza dough
  • Cornmeal (for the bottom of the pan, stone, whatever you cook your pizza on)

Preheat the oven to 550F.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the onions, garlic, rosemary & pepper flakes and cook slowly, stirring frequently, for about 5-7 minutes.  You don’t want anything to brown – everything should be nice and fragrant and translucent.

Mix the ricotta and Parmesan in a bowl.  Add salt & pepper to taste.

Once the onion mixture is finished, let it cool a bit and then mix it with the cheese mixture.  Spread everything over your rolled out dough.  Bake the pizza for 7-10 minutes, or until it is golden-brown and delicious.  For extra GBD, turn on the broiler and finish it off there.  Enjoy!

Monday means three crisp $20s in my envelope and they’ve already been useful.  Here’s what they bought…

  • 1 package of cheese ends for $1.63
  • Cheese Ends (and Garlic)
    I included a picture of the cheese ends because they are a somewhat new-to-me thing. My friend Katy told me about them – they are packages of all of the cheese ends from the deli. They rock mac-n-cheese hard!  The garlic is just there because I was amazed at how much I got for $.99.

  • 1 package of garlic for $.99
  • 1 yellow pepper for $1.52
  • 1 bunch of beets for $1.79
  • 1 bunch of cilantro for $1.29
  • 4 lemons for $1
  • 1.56 lbs. green beans for $1.54
  • 2 shallots for $.79
  • 1 block of Cabot extra-sharp cheddar cheese for $2.50
  • 1 round of President Brie for $1.99 – original price, on sale for $2.99 with an extra $1 off coupon
  • 1 box of Market Basket elbow macaroni for $1
  • 1 bag of chopped walnuts for $3.49
  • 1 bottle of Alma sesame seeds for $2.49 – here’s a tip about spices – check in the ethnic foods asile – I got a 3.5 oz. bottle of sesame seeds for $2.49; in the spice aisle they were $3.99 for a 1 oz. bottle (McCormick) – YIKES!
  • 1 big can of Goya black beans for $1.59
  • 1 medium canister of Market Basket old-fashioned oats for $1.19
  • 1 bag of Market Basket sweetened coconut for $.89

My total?  $25.64*.  This will make supper tonight (Black Beans with Beets & Orange) and supper tomorrow (Mac-n-Cheese with roasted green beans), as well as sesame bread and home-made granola for breakfast.  The leftovers from those two meals will provide lunches and, I’m hoping, supper on Wednesday.

* For some reason, when you use a coupon you also get the taxable value of the coupon taken off the bill – in this case $.05 – even though groceries aren’t taxed in MA.  Does anyone know why that is?

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