What day could be better than National Pizza Day? Unless it’s national wine, chocolate and pizza day, nothing could be better than National Pizza Day! This recipe is inspired by a restaurant in my hometown, but I make it my own and use some of my amazing Pampered Chef products! Sweet and tangy, this pizza packs a punch without being overly spicy. Whatever you eat today, I hope it includes this pizza! Bon appetit!

Ingredients

Large batch of pizza dough, I prefer homemade

Pizza sauce, I prefer homemade

5 large slices mortadella with pistachios

10-12 large fresh basil leaves, with more for garnish

6 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced

Olive oil

Salt & pepper

1/2 cup mascarpone cream

1/4 cup roasted, unsalted pistachios

Directions

Preheat oven to 425F. Meanwhile, roll pizza dough into a 15″ circle and place on a pizza stone (or a baking sheet turned upside down), with a sprinkle of cornmeal on the bottom. Generously spread the pizza sauce on the pizza dough to cover, using however much sauce as you prefer. Place the mortadella on the sauce, overlapping the slices to cover the entire pizza. Distribute the fresh basil leaves across the pizza and place the mozzarella around the pizza. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and pour a light drizzle of olive oil over the pizza.

Bake the pizza at 425F for 20 minutes until the dough rises and is cooked through. When the pizza is starting to brown, turn the oven to broil and cook the pizza for 3-5 more minutes until the cheese starts to just brown. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place the mascarpone into a piping bag or a zip-top bag with the corner cut off, and drizzle the mascarpone across the pizza. Sprinkle the pistachios over the pizza and lightly salt. Cut into slices and enjoy! Happy national pizza day!

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