Sunday, October 3, 2021

Hatch Chili and Ricotta Sauce Pineapple Pizza


This is a tasty pizza with an amazing sauce made with hatch chilies and ricotta, topped with freshly grated cheddar, fresh mozarella balls, onions, peppers, and pineapple. The sweetness of the pineapple is amazing with the chili sauce. I have used canned pineapple chunks in this recipe. Basil adds to the aroma and taste of the pizza.Any toppings of your choice can be used.


In this sauce, the heat of the chili is perfectly balanced with red wine vinegar and ricotta cheese. It is spicy enough but not extremely hot. If you love very spicy food, add a little bit more of the chili. Adjust the hatch chili quantity to find your balance. Adding chopped hatch chilies on one half of the pizza (like in the picture) or on entire pizza is also a great option.


Hatch chilies are amazing in their taste and add a great kick to any dish. They are flame roasted, peeled, and then used. I love to use them in many recipes for the spicy heat they add like in this Fire Roasted Hatch Chili and Corn Soup. It makes awesome dips and sauces too. It is great to raost them and freeze a little to use later.  In this recipe, hatch chili contributes to the flavor and shouldn't be replaced. 


This recipe makes two 14-in. pizzas. These are thin crust. They can be made into 12-in pizzas too with a little thicker crust, which is as per preference. Halving or doubling the recipe is easy. These are perfect for game day, weekends to enjoy. 


October is National Pizza Month. Christie is hosting an event in 'From our Dinner Table' group. We are sharing tasty pizza recipes for this event and this hatch chili ricotta sauce pineapple pizza is my recipe for the event. We share Recipes From Our Dinner Table! Join our group and share your recipes, too! While you're at it, join our Pinterest board, too!

Ingredients
Makes 2 14-in Pizzas

For the Hatch Chili Ricotta Sauce

Hatch chili - 1/3 cup, roasted, peeled, and chopped
Ricotta cheese - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Red wine vinegar - 1 tbsp
Walnuts - 1/4 cup, toasted
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Vegan parmesan - 1 tbsp

For Pizza Dough

Allpurpose flour - 3 cups
Salt - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1.5 tbsp
Oil - 3 tbsp
Water - 1 cup plus 2 tbsp

Toppings

Onion - 1 cup, sliced
Bell pepper - 1 cup, sliced
Pineapple - 2/3 cup, canned, 
Cheddar cheese - 2 cups, shredded
Mozzarella balls - 18, mini mozarella
Basil - 2 -3 tbsp, chopped, for garnish

Method

To make the sauce: 

Add the Hatch chilies, garlic, toasted walnuts, ricotta, olive oil, red wine vinegar, ricotta cheese, and parmesan and blitz to a smooth consistency.


Transfer to a bowl and set aside.



To make the dough: 

Activate the yeast. In another bowl, add the flour and salt. Make a well, add the acivated yeast and two tablespoons olive oil and knead to a smooth dough. Knead till it is elastic may be 3-5 minutes. Apply olive oil on the bowl and on dough, cover, and set aside to prove for an hour.


Once it is doubled in size, punch and knead to a smooth dough. divide into two portions.


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Take one portion of the dough (cover the other to prevent drying), roll in to a 14-in diameter circle. Smear half of the sauce evenly leaving an inch around the border.


Add half the portion of onion, peppers, shredded cheese, and fresh mozarella. Mozarlla chunks can be used as such or torn into pieces. Chop 1/3 cup of pineapple chunks and add as topping.


Bake for 13 minutes. Remove from the oven. Garnish with basil.
 

Slice and enjoy.


Here are the links for "More Perfect Pizza Recipes" we shared to celebrate National Pizza Month. Thanks, Christie!



7 comments:

  1. Hatch chilis are so tasty aren't they? Your combination of toppings sounds delicious.

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  2. Loving, loving, loving this pizza and it's flavors! On our menu this week!

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  3. Yum1 I've got a bunch of Hatch in the freezer and can't wait to try this!

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  4. Doesn't this look amazing? I cannot wait to give it a try. My favorite pizza combination!

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  5. Love the flavor combo on this--who needs meat!



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  6. Hatch chilis on pizza is a great idea. Looks amazing!

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