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Ricotta Margherita Pizza

Made With


  • 1 (15-ounce) container Dragone® Whole Milk or Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Dragone® Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 thin prebaked pizza crust (12-inches)
  • 2 cups shredded Dragone® Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2–3 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced kalamata or ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced


Heat the oven to 425°F.

Combine the Dragone® Whole Milk or Part Skim Ricotta Cheese, Dragone® Shredded Parmesan Cheese, garlic and red pepper in a bowl. Place the pizza crust on a baking sheet and spread the Dragone® Whole Milk or Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with the Dragone® Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, tomato and olives.

Bake in the 425°F oven 18–20 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with basil. Let it stand 5 minutes. Cut into 16 thin wedges.

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