Three Reasons to Make Ricotta Cheese Pizza

Few pizzas will get a rave review from me. Of course, I love pizza. But I don’t rave about it. At least I didn’t until I met my new friend “ricotta sauce.”

How do you make ricotta sauce, you ask? Ummmm…turn up the heat on some ricotta and add a touch of milk. It doesn’t get easier, or tastier. That is reason #1.

Reason #2 to Make Ricotta Pizza: Caramelized Onions

It’s true that the ricotta makes this pizza, but the caramelized onions get some credit, too. To make, simply chop your onion and barely simmer in olive oil over very low heat. The trick with caramelizing onions is patience. It will take you upwards of 20 minutes to do it right.

On the night I made my ricotta pizza, I was too darn hungry to wait for that beautiful brown color to appear. I settled on a touch of tan. The onion was still sweet, so it wasn’t a loss.

Reason #3 to Make Ricotta Pizza: Fridge Cleaning

In addition to the amazing ricotta sauce and caramelized onions, this pizza is also a new favorite because it allows for a little refrigerator door cleaning. You know what I’m talking about. It doesn’t take long to acquire random dressings and condiments. For the most part, these jars and tubs just sit in the refrigerator door going ignored for who knows how long.

With this pizza, I delighted in exploring that oft overlooked space. Enter sundried tomatoes and capers. Why did I ignore you guys for so long?

Hope you make this pizza soon. It really is easy and wonderful.

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A Ricotta Cheese Pizza
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¾ c ricotta cheese
  • ¼ c. milk
  • 1 pre-made pizza crust
  • fresh basil
  • sundried tomatoes
  • capers
  1. Heat olive oil in pan over high heat, add onion and salt.
  2. Reduce to low heat and cook until onions are a nice caramel-color (up to 20 minutes).
  3. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and leave on heat for 1 minute.
  4. Add ricotta and milk. Stir. Let reduce a touch. Turn off heat.
  5. Pour mixture over pizza crust.
  6. Sprinkle desired amount of basil, sundried tomatoes, and capers over sauce.
  7. Bake at 450 on top rack for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Eat.
Obviously, you can make your own pizza crust. I'm sure it would make this tasty pizza even tastier.



  1. I didn’t used to like tomato sauce when I was a kid so my dad always used to make me ricotta sauce pizzas. The. Best.

  2. I adore caramalized onions, so I’m already sold. Thank you for sharing such a lovely recipe. It’s only 7:30 AM, and I’m already wishing I could forgo work and spend the day in the kitchen. I hope you have a wonderful end to your week!

  3. Oh this does sound wonderful and anything that I can use that jar of 3 year old pickled garlic on is a winner in my book. I can’t wait to give this a try.

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