What is a pizza? That may not sound like a deep philosophical and existential query, but hang on to your Plato here: Pizza is topped with tomato sauce and cheese, right? That's what it is. Well, what if we told you everything you know about pizza is wrong? A pizza with a creamy white sauce of wine, Asiago, and rosemary is still a pizza. Wild. And the toppings you thought of as “pizza toppings” are just shadows on the wall. Here, we give you zucchini ribbons and crunchy pine nuts. And tomatoes just to keep you confused. Question everything.
Using peeler, shave zucchini into long, thin ribbons. When you've peeled to seeds, turn zucchini a quarter turn, and peel again. Continue peeling and turning until only seeds remain. Discard ends and seeds. In a mixing bowl, toss zucchini ribbons with a pinch of salt. Mince garlic. Stem and mince rosemary. Slice tomatoes into thin rounds.
Par-Bake Flatbreads and Toast Pine Nuts
Place flatbreads directly on oven rack and bake until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and set on a clean counter. While flatbreads par-bake, heat a small non-stick pan over medium heat. Add pine nuts to dry, hot pan. Stir often until aromatic and lightly toasted, 1-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Wipe pan clean and reserve.
Make the Sauce
Return pan used to toast pine nuts to medium heat. Add ½ tsp. olive oil and half the garlic (reserve remaining for tomatoes) to hot pan. Cook until aromatic, 30-60 seconds. Add wine and reduce by half, 1-2 minutes. Add cream, rosemary, half the Asiago, and half the red pepper flakes (to taste) (reserve remaining of both for topping pizza). Bring to a low boil and stir occasionally until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 1-2 minutes. Remove from burner and season to taste with salt.
Top the Flatbread
Divide sauce between flatbreads. Pat zucchini ribbons dry. Top flatbreads with zucchini ribbons, remaining Asiago, and remaining red pepper flakes (to taste).
Bake Flatbreads and Marinate Tomatoes
Place flatbreads directly on oven rack with prepared baking sheet on rack below to catch any drips. If you prefer a chewier crust, cook on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake until crust is browned and cheese melts, 7-10 minutes. While flatbreads bake, combine tomatoes, remaining garlic (to taste), ½ tsp. olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper in bowl used for zucchini ribbons. Toss to coat. Set aside.
Finish the Dish
Discard excess tomato liquid and top flatbreads with tomatoes and pine nuts. Cut into desired number of wedges.