Broccoli rabe burrata pizza
The pizza is topped with sautéed broccoli rabe, pepperoni, mozzarella AND burrata cheese, fresh basil, lots of garlic and a couple good pinches of crushed red pepper flakes…ah is there anything better?!? Thinking not at this very moment anyway. Hello… all that cheese!! And hey, there are totally tons of greens, so yup that means this is a completely well-balanced meal.
prep time 30 minutes
1 pounds of homemade or store-bought pizza dough
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large bunch broccoli rabe use broccolini if your store does not carry
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or more to taste
2 cloves garlic minced or grated
1/3 cup kalamata olives halved
1/2 cup fresh basil finely chopped
8-10 slices pepperoni optional
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
8 ounces fresh burrata cheese
salt + pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Heat a large skillet with high sides over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the broccoli rabe and season with salt + pepper. Cook until the broccoli rabe has wilted, about 3-4 minutes. Add the crushed red pepper flakes and garlic and cook another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
Once the pizza dough is ready, lightly flour a counter. Use your hands or a rolling pin to roll the dough out until you have a flattened disk. Place the pizza on a greased baking sheet and then use your hands to gently tug, pull and push the pizza dough into your desired shape. You can make 1 larger pizza or 2 smaller pizzas with this dough. I typically go with 2 smaller, thin crust pizzas.
Using a spoon, spoon some of the oil from the pan over the pizza dough, this oil will act as your "sauce".
Now add the olives, broccoli rabe and sprinkle with half of the basil. Add most of the mozzarella cheese and all of the pepperoni.
Bake the pizza for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is all melty and gooey. Remove from the oven, add the burrata and place back in the oven for another 5-8 minutes. Sprinkle the pizza with fresh basil, salt + pepper.
SERVE RIGHT AWAY!