Green and White Pizza

Restaurant-worthy pizza in the comfort of your own home has never been easier—or more delicious—than with this sophisticated vegetarian rendition. You’ll sauté pleasantly bitter broccoli rabe in fragrant garlic, then pile it onto pillowy pizza dough with a dollop of crème fraîche and a generous amount of mozzarella and Parmesan—adding both layered flavor and ample cheesy coverage. After baking, a sprinkle of walnuts and crushed red pepper flakes brings richness and heat to each bite. To really take it over the top, drizzle each finished pie with olive oil and then shower with flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Green and White Pizza Recipe
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 serves


  • Yellow cornmeal, for baking sheet

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 4 cups chopped fresh broccoli rabe (from 1 bunch)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (from 1 lemon)

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough, at room temperature

  • ½ cup crème fraîche

  • 1 cup low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

  • Chopped toasted walnuts and crushed red pepper, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 500°F. Lightly dust a large, rimmed baking sheet with cornmeal. Cook oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in broccoli rabe, ¼ cup water, lemon zest, and salt. Cover and cook, undisturbed, until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Divide dough in half. Stretch each piece into a 15-by-5-inch oval on prepared baking sheet. Spread crème fraîche evenly over dough, leaving a ¼-inch border. Sprinkle with mozzarella, broccoli rabe mixture, and Parmesan.

  3. Bake until crust is golden and cheese is melted, 12 to 15 minutes. Slice and top with walnuts and crushed red pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

597 Calories
29g Fat
64g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 597
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 1269mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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