Triple-Olive Pizza

Ricotta cheese forms a mild, creamy foil for the intense flavor of olives in this olive-lovers’ delight.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1⁄2 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 1⁄2 chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1 cup sliced green olives


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 pizza pans with olive oil.
  • Roll or press pizza dough into 2 circles (12 inches in diameter), slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. Place dough in prepared pans.
  • Brush 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil over each pizza, leaving edges bare. Sprinkle minced garlic evenly over the oil.
  • Spread 3⁄4 cup ricotta over each pizza, leaving edges bare. Sprinkle 1 1⁄2 cups mozzarella over each pizza. Evenly distribute olives over cheese on each pizza.
  • Place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Remove pizza from oven carefully. Set aside to rest briefly before slicing. Repeat process with second pie.