Porky Pizza in 30 Minutes

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Serves: 2 | Total Time: 30 Minutes

I did not plan this easy white pizza.

It just sort of happened on one of those nights when I hadn’t gotten to the grocery store before dinnertime. I was fishing through the refrigerator for leftovers that I could use for white pizza ingredients, then realized that I had no meat for the pizza.

No sausage, no pepperoni, no ground beef – nothing.

I did, however, have one left-over pork chop. I diced the pork chop and soaked it in Dale’s steak seasoning. For this white pizza recipe, you can simulate a leftover pork chop by simply frying one up! Get as small of a dice as you can on it so you have enough to spread around the pizza (and so they cook all the way through when baking).

Mark is partial to white pizza (he is not much of a red sauce fan when it comes to anything), and I was blessed to have a half-full container of ricotta in the fridge that night. I tore up some fresh mozzarella, sliced a few leaves of basil, and the rest is history!

Every time I make this white pizza, Mark raves that it is his favorite. He claims he could eat it every night of the week for the rest of his life. That may get a little boring for me, but at least for him, I know what I’ll be making if I am not in the mood to create something new. Plus, this pizza only takes 30 minutes.

I’ll toast to that!


Porky Pizza in 30 Minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Prep: 10 Minutes / Cook: 20 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 homemade or store-bought thin pizza crust
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 large boneless pork chop, butterflied
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dale’s steak seasoning
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, julienned
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

RECIPE DIRECTIONS:

1. Prepare the pizza crust (see the helpful tip), then set the oven to

425 degrees F.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small skillet over high heat. Season the pork chop with salt and pepper, then it sear in the hot skillet for 3 minutes on each side. Be careful not to overcook it! Allow to cool slightly, then dice into small chunks. (Don’t worry if the middle is somewhat raw, it will finish cooking while it’s baking on the pizza.) Toss the pork in a bowl with the steak seasoning, set aside.

3. While the pork is searing, brush the pizza crust with the other tablespoon olive oil. Bake in the oven for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the edges become golden and crispy, but not brown.

Pork Chop Pizza

4. Allow the crust to cool for a minute, then using the back side of a spoon, spread the ricotta evenly over the entire crust with the exception of about 1/4 inch around the edges.

5. Evenly sprinkle the seasoned pork onto the pizza, followed by the mozzarella, olives, parmesan, basil, and red pepper flakes.

6. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes (15 if not using a pizza stone), or until the mozzarella is melted and the edge of the crust is brown and crispy.

7. Top slices with fresh ground black pepper, freshly grated parmesan cheese and, if desired, more red pepper flakes.


Easy White Pizza Idea

Porky Pizza in 30 Minutes

This easy-to-make white pizza is the perfect recipe for using up leftovers. Make the crust ahead of time, and you can have this pizza dinner on the table in 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Pizza
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 30 minute meals, easy white pizza, white pizza with pork chop
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 960kcal

Equipment

  • Pizza Stone

Ingredients

  • 1 homemade or store-bought thin pizza crust
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 large boneless pork chop butterflied
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dale's steak seasoning
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives sliced
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil julienned
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Prepare the pizza crust (see the helpful tip), then set the oven to
    425°F.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small skillet over high heat. Season the pork chop with salt and pepper, then it sear in the hot skillet for 3 minutes on each side. Be careful not to overcook it! Allow to cool slightly, then dice into small chunks. (Don't worry if the middle is somewhat raw, it will finish cooking while it's baking on the pizza.) Toss the pork in a bowl with the steak seasoning, set aside.
  • While the pork is searing, brush the pizza crust with the other tablespoon olive oil. Bake in the oven for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the edges become golden and crispy, but not brown.
  • Allow the crust to cool for a minute, then using the back side of a spoon, spread the ricotta evenly over the entire crust with the exception of about 1/4 inch around the edges.
  • Evenly sprinkle the seasoned pork onto the pizza, followed by the mozzarella, olives, parmesan, basil, and red pepper flakes.
  • Return the pizza to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes (15 if not using a pizza stone), or until the mozzarella is melted and the edge of the crust is brown and crispy.
  • Top slices with fresh ground black pepper, freshly grated parmesan cheese and, if desired, more red pepper flakes.
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