Not sure what to cook when you host your next ‘at home’ ladies’ night? This Pizza Blanco recipe will not only impress and satisfy your friends but it will also save you time and lots of washing up.

Chef Farah Sawaf says: “This white pizza is always a hit and gone before it even cools. The creamy filling with the decadent flavour of truffle oil is such a beautiful combination.”


Serves 4 to 6 | Cooking time: 40 minutes


  • Ready-made dough found in refrigerator section in the grocery store. TOP TIP: You can ask Lafayette Gourmet for a few raw balls of dough and they will cost it and give you in a bag for take away


  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup soft ricotta cheese
  • 4 tbsp light cream
  • 2 green onion bottoms, finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp grated lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp kosher or sea salt


  • 1 cup button or mixed mushrooms, chopped
  • ¼ cup soft fresh mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • ¼ cup Parmesan
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • Truffle oil


  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius.
  • Sprinkle cornmeal/polenta on pizza brick pan or regular flat type pan, set aside.
  • Mix all sauce ingredients together to make the base.
  • Roll out the dough on the pan with a rolling pin, rolling out into a thin crust, dusting with flour if it gets sticky. Transfer over to the pizza pan giving it one more roll with the rolling pin.
  • On the rolled dough, spread the sauce evenly. Lay mushrooms over sauce. Spread the fresh mozzarella evenly over sauce mixture cheese. Top with the shredded mozzarella evenly. Top off with basil.
  • Place in preheated oven for approximately nine to 12 minutes. Keep monitoring not to burn. When finished allow at least 10 minutes to cool. After cooling, sprinkle a touch of truffle oil all over pizza, I find it easier to pour about five to seven drops on the palms of my hands and press on the pizza to evenly distribute. You don’t want to put too much as it’s a very strong taste.

For more recipes from Farah, visit cookingwithamanicure.com