2tablespoonsParmigiano-Reggiano Cheese or Pecorino Romano Cheesegrated
grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese or Pecorino Romano Cheeseoptional for garnishing
Preheating oven to 500 °F (260 °C). Place the oven rack in the bottom third of the oven. When it’s time to bake the pizza, we will lower the heat to 480°F (250°C).
Separate the ball of dough in half as we are making 2 small pizzas.
With slightly oiled fingers, shape the pizza dough in a 10- 12 inch round pizza pan that has been greased with 1 teaspoon of butter followed by 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
With the help of a pastry brush, spread about 1 tablespoon of basil pesto on the surface of each pizza.
Lower the heat to 480°F (250°C) and place the pan in the oven, on the pizza stone (if using). Bake for approximately 6-8 minutes or until the dough begins to form a crust. The total time will depend on your oven so keep an eye on it.
Remove the pans from the oven and quickly garnish each pizza with 1 cup of sauteed Swiss chard, approximately ⅓ cup of caramelized onions, ½ cup of grated mozzarella cheese and 1 tablespoon of grated cheese.
Place it bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes or until the crust of the pizza is nicely browned.
Remove from the oven and allow the pizza to rest for a few minutes before slicing it.
Optional: Garnish each pizza with some grated cheese.
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Prep time does not include proofing time for the pizza dough. Please plan accordingly.
This pizza dough makes 1 large (15-16 inches); 2 small (10- 12 inches) or 1 rectangular (10 x 15 inches) pizza.
Preheat the oven for at least one hour before you plan on cooking your pizza. This ensures it cooks evenly.
Garnish the pizza with toppings that are at room temperature. Please plan accordingly.
The total yield is 12 slices of pizza.
When is the best time to cut the pizza? Wait a few minutes for the cheese and the rest of the ingredients to set before slicing it with your pizza cutter. Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used.