Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Episode: Campania II
4 servings


  • 1 recipe pizza bread
  • Flour for board
  • 2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 pound dry hot sausage or soppressata, thinly sliced
  • Options: steamed broccoli, caramelized onions, sundried tomatoes, prosciutto, olives, tomato sauce


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 

Place clean pizza stone in oven to preheat. 

Dust a clean work surface lightly with flour. Take first of 4 rounds of dough and flatten with fingers and palms until about 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick and ovalshaped. Place 1/2 cup ricotta and 1/4 of the dry sausage in upper part of center of rolled dough. Fold dough to form a half moon and then seal the edges. Repeat with other 3 pieces. Place on stone in oven and cook until dark golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately. 


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