Fennel Gratin Pizzette

  • prep time30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • serves 4
Giada De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis Giada in Italy

These little mini pizzas are made with ricotta, Parmesan, shaved fennel and cherry tomatoes for an easy appetizer or quick snack.

12 Ratings
Directions for: Fennel Gratin Pizzette


1 (15-oz) ball pizza dough

All-purpose flour, for dusting

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup ricotta

8 oz fresh mozzarella, torn

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced or quartered

½ tsp kosher salt

1 fennel bulb, shaved, fronds reserved

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan


1. Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.

2. Divide the pizza dough into 4 equal pieces. Dust a counter with some flour and roll each piece into a 1/4-inch-thick round, dusting the dough with flour as needed to prevent sticking. Place 2 dough rounds on each of 2 rimmed baking sheets. Brush the dough with half of the olive oil. Dot each round evenly with the ricotta and torn mozzarella. Sprinkle the tomatoes over the cheeses and season with the salt. Top with the fennel and a drizzle of the remaining olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through.

3. After 20 minutes, remove the baking sheets from the oven and sprinkle the pizzette evenly with the Parmesan. Turn the broiler to high and place one baking sheet under the broiler until the Parmesan is melted and browned, about 3 minutes. Remove and repeat with the remaining baking sheet. Sprinkle with the fennel fronds and serve.

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