Jim Lahey's No Knead Pizza with Broccoli Rabe, Garlic, Ginger, and Thai Chiles Recipe


Recipe Details

Jim Lahey's No Knead Pizza with Broccoli Rabe, Garlic, Ginger, and Thai Chiles Recipe

Active 45 mins
Total 45 mins
Serves 4 to 6 servings
Makes 4 pies


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 head (about 1 poundbroccoli rabe

  • 1 recipe No Knead Pizza Dough (see note)

  • 4 medium cloves garlic, grated on medium holes of a box grater

  • 1 (1-inch) knob ginger, grated on medium holes of a box grater

  • 4 small green Thai chiles, finely minced

  • 4 ounces grated sharp provolone cheese

  • 1 pound buffalo mozzarella


  1. Place a pizza stone on a rack about 8 inches from the broiler element and preheat oven to 550°F. Heat butter and flour in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until melted and flour is pale golden blond. Slowly whisk in milk. Whisk in nutmeg and season to taste with salt. Bring to a boil whisking constantly, then set aside.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook until just tender, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl of cold water until chilled. Drain carefully and roughly chop into 3 to 4-inch segments.

  3. Once stone is preheated, turn broiler on to high. Stretch one ball of pizza dough into a disk about 12 inches in diameter and slide onto lightly floured peel. Spread 1/4 of white sauce onto pie, leaving a 1-inch border all around. Sprinkle 1/4 of garlic, ginger, Thai chiles, provolone, mozzarella, and broccoli rabe on top of pie. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Transfer to preheated baking stone and bake until top is charred and bubbly, about 3 1/2 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a cutting board. Serve immediately, then repeat with remaining pies.


Make sure the dough has been formed into balls and have sat on the counter under a damp cloth for a couple hours before beginning assembly. White sauce and broccoli rabe can be prepared up to a few hours in advance and allowed to rest at room temperature. Once you begin to assemble the pizza on the peel, work fast or the pizza will stick to the peel.

Special Equipment

Pizza stone, wooden pizza peel

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
718 Calories
32g Fat
74g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 718
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1260mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 681mg 52%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 429mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)