Swiss Chard & Creamy Almond Ricotta Pizza

Swiss Chard & Creamy Almond Ricotta Pizza is such a fun way of eating Swiss chard. It may also be an inviting way to introduce Swiss chard to the kiddos, those who haven’t had Swiss chard yet or those who aren’t that fond of greens yet.

Swiss Chard & Creamy Almond Ricotta Pizza

This pizza with the Swiss chard and creamy almond ricotta mix is so lush, deliciously light, healthy, and has a rich decadent taste. Almond ricotta becomes even creamier when its is baked on the pizza under the chard. After the pizza is baked, the Swiss chard, the Creamy Almond Ricotta and the crust become one as a good pizza should.

I love making something completely different from leftovers of a dish. Pizza is one of my go-to dishes with certain leftovers. The Swiss Chard & Persimmon Sautee is the leftover greens used here and is the inspiration behind this pizza. It’s perfect as an appetizer and also as a companion to soup and/or salad. Nutmeg and black pepper give a spicy lift and the persimmon pieces added on top give it a brightness, freshness and vibrant color (the heat will deepen the orange). The persimmon pieces can be placed on before baking or right after baking. Baking the persimmons on the pizza will soften them more both in texture and in taste.  When I bring this dish to some else’s house I put on before to make it easier. Either way this Swiss chard and creamy almond ricotta pizza is a lovely way to start the evening.

Tools Used in this Recipe

  • bake sheet lined with parchment paper
  • flexible spatula
  • cutting board
  • chef knife
  • spoon
  • serving plate or board

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Swiss Chard & Creamy Almond Ricotta Pizza Recipe
Pizza with Swiss chard and creamy almond ricotta mix is so lush, deliciously light, healthy, and has a rich decadent taste.
Swiss Chard & Creamy Almond Ricotta Pizza
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pre-baked pizza crust Mediterranean flatbread, or whole wheat or whole grain pizza crust or gluten-free crust
  • 1/3 cup Creamy Almond Ricotta plus 2 Tbls divided
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg or a few grates of whole nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper or fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 cups Swiss Chard & Persimmon Sautee
  • 1/2 persimmon cut into small wedges optional
  • 1 Tbls [Spice-infused Cashews|https://thenoilkitchen.com/spice-infused-cashews] ground up optional
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pre-baked pizza crust Mediterranean flatbread, or whole wheat or whole grain pizza crust or gluten-free crust
  • 1/3 cup Creamy Almond Ricotta plus 2 Tbls divided
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg or a few grates of whole nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper or fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 cups Swiss Chard & Persimmon Sautee
  • 1/2 persimmon cut into small wedges optional
  • 1 Tbls [Spice-infused Cashews|https://thenoilkitchen.com/spice-infused-cashews] ground up optional
Swiss Chard & Creamy Almond Ricotta Pizza
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°
  2. Spread a generous layer of the Creamy Almond Ricotta on the flatbread flat bread or pre-baked pizza crust.
  3. Season with the nutmeg and plack pepper.
  4. Place a layer of the Swiss chard sautee on the Creamy Almond Ricotta.
  5. Top it with several teaspoon sized creamy almond ricotta dots.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Garnish with persimmon pieces and seasoned cashews if using right after taking the pizza out of the oven. There is enough heat to soften the persimmon pieces while still leaving a little “tooth” to the persimmon pieces.

Below are tools used in the Swiss Chard & Creamy Almond Ricotta Pizza.

Boos Board

Zwilling JA Henckels
Chef Knife

Flexible Silicon Spatula
Set of 2, small & large

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