Whenever I go back to my hometown in New Jersey, I have to have a slice of broccoli pizza from Primo Pizza as soon as I get there. I dream about it, and it makes the long drive back to NJ tolerable because I know that I will soon have my favorite pizza on Earth. I love the thin crust, garlicky ricotta cheese, and the thick layer of mozzarella cheese that is melted over all of it. Broccoli might seem like a strange pizza topping, but it works perfectly with the creamy cheese and adds a little crunch. Primo’s makes a tomato and broccoli version and a spinach one, all good, but straight broccoli is my favorite.
I made my pizza on the grill, but you could easily just bake this in the oven. I love how the crust gets brown and the underside super crispy on the grill. I made a red sauce version for the kids and they loved this crust for their pizza. Perfect for a make-your-own-pizza party. It was a lot easier to grab some crusts out of the bag, and a lot less messy than rolling out the dough. I have been a long fan of Flatout and use them for sandwiches all the time, but it never really occurred to me to use them for pizza. I will from now on. I loved how this turned out.
1 package Flatout Thin Crust Flatbreads
1 (8-ounce) container ricotta cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 head broccoli
In a bowl, mix together ricotta, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
Spread about 1/4 cup of the ricotta mixture evenly on the crust.
Sprinkle with cheese. Be generous.
Add broccoli pieces.
Grill over low heat. Cover and cook until the crust crisps up and the cheese melts.
Let sit for a minute before slicing. Otherwise the cheese will ooze everywhere.
I like to sprinkle with red pepper flakes and slice.
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