Broccoli and Cottage Cheese Pizza

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Broccoli and Cottage Cheese Pizza
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 12:42pm

Broccoli and Cottage Cheese Pizza

4 Tablespoons olive oil
1-2 heads broccoli - flowerets cut into 3/4-inch pieces (and the stems into 1/2-inch dice if you want to use them as well)
1 1/3 cup cottage cheese
2 large eggs
4 large garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt (or less)
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
pizza dough

In a large heavy skillet heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderately high heat until it is so hot the oil seems to withdraw from the center of the pan, and in it saute the broccoli, stirring it for about a minute or until it's bright green and well coated with the oil. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover the pot, letting the broccoli cook for 3 minutes until it is crisp-tender, then let it stand, uncovered, off the heat.

Add the salt and garlic to your food processor, pulsing until it is mixed and mashed. Add the cottage cheese and half the parmesan, and process until well mixed.

Sprinkle your oiled pizza pan with a little yellow cornmeal, spread your pizza dough over the pan and top with the cottage cheese mixture. Transfer the broccoli to the pizza with a slotted spoon and spread evenly over the pizza's surface. Sprinkle the rest of the Parmesan over the top, and drizzle the remaining 2 Tablespoons of oil over the pizza.

Bake at 400F or 200C for 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown, slice, and eat.