Prosciutto Arugula Pizza

Prosciutto Arugula Pizza

Thanks for the Top 9 on my Tuna Salad Melt everyone! So glad everyone enjoyed it πŸ™‚

Guess where I am going this week?

Chicago!

Any of you foodies from Chicago and know good places to eat? πŸ˜‰

Patrick’s sister, Kari, is graduating from Northwestern (yea Big Ten!). Their whole family is bunch of smartiepants’. <–totally not a word

She is graduating as an electrical engineer, smart girlie! Congrats to you Kari, we are all so proud of you πŸ™‚

From what Patrick has said, she has all sorts of things planned for us so that will be good. I always love checking out cities I am not familiar with. Learning new things, eating lots of delicious food.

Another thing we are celebrating this weekend is Patrick and my 1 year on June 16th. Can you believe it?!

I can’t! It seems like just yesterday he and I just started dating and now we have a house of our own. Crazy how fast things go isn’t it?

Happy early anniversary Patrick! I love you more and more every single day β™₯, and I cannot wait to see what the next year will bring us. XOXO

Since, I will be in Chicago while Patrick and I are celebrating our one year I thought sharing one of his favorites would be good. I am guessing since you came here and read the title to the post you know this one of his favorites…is pizza.

He could literally eat it every single day and be completely happy. Actually, I think before we moved in together, he had pizza almost every day. No joke.

Anyways, most of you know that pizza isn’t exactly the best thing for you right? I mean I feel like I end up feeling guilty after the third, I mean first piece πŸ˜‰

So why not make pizza a little better for you and get to enjoy more of it huh? I always try to do this because then I can enjoy it and Patrick can eat more and make me feel good for knowing that I am helping him get some good things in him too.

Because let’s face it Patrick, you are a bit of a cookie monster. NOMNOM β™₯

I went to my handy dandy Cooking Light magazine and found the following recipes that I adapted for our pizza night.

Prosciutto Arugula Pizza:

(adapted from recipe)

  • 1 pound refrigerated fresh whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 2 fresh Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2/3 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce, I used Nature’s Promise Organic
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • 1/4 cup small fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 cup fresh baby arugula

Let the dough sit out for about 30 minutes at room temperature so that it loosens up.

When it is soft, sprinkle just a tiny bit of whole wheat flour onto the surface you plan on using. Roll the dough out to about a 16-18″ diameter. I like my pizza on the thinner side (plus it is less calories). If you like your dough thicker just roll it out to a smaller round.

Place a pizza stone or a round baking sheet into the oven and preheat to 500ΒΊ.Β  If you are using a stone keep the stone in the oven as it preheats.

Once the oven is heated carefully remove the stone and sprinkle the cornmeal onto the surface. Place your dough on top and liberally pierce the entire surface with a fork.

Put the dough into the oven for about 3-4 minutes just to start to crisp up the dough. Remove.

Spread the sauce over the dough leaving about 1/2″ border around the crust. Top with the mozzarella, garlic, prosciutto, and 1/4 cup of the arugula.

Cook for about 10-12 minutes, or until bubbly and brown. (keep in mind that the feta pizza recipe you see at the bottom, the cheese won’t become bubbly. It will just change in color ever so slightly. Turns into kind of a yellow with brown bits)

Place the remaining arugula on top with the oregano. Slice and serve!

I actually split this pizza half and half with the recipe below.

(additional adapted recipe)

So we had half feta and basil and half prosciutto and arugula. They were a nice combination. Either recipe will make one whole pizza by itself, I just cut the ingredients down a bit to create the half and half.

Personally I think arugula is a great addition to pizza. The nutty flavor it has stands up to the cheese on almost any pizza. If you have never tried it before, go ahead. Be daring πŸ˜‰

That’s all she wrote today folks.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I will be back next week to show you all the pictures I have from the food in Chicago πŸ™‚

Also, little side note. I have a specific email for the blog now just in case any of you have questions, comments, or just want to say what’s up. I would love to hear from you. Check it out on my contact page.

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Comments

  1. I also greatly enjoy arugula on my pizza. Thank you for sharing such a lovely recipe. It’s only 7:30 AM, and I’m already wishing I could forgo work and spend the day in the kitchen. I hope you have a wonderful end to your week!

    • Hello my dear Monet! I am so glad someone else appreciates arugula on pizza. I think it is delicious. You are very welcome, thank you for the comment! Have a lovely end to your week as well πŸ™‚

  2. Patrick says:

    I can’t help it I have an unhealthy addiction to pizza and you πŸ˜‰ Happy early anniversary to you too!! XOXO

  3. That looks phenomenal! I’ll have to try this recipe the next time I make pizza πŸ™‚

  4. I have never been to Chicago… but I hear it’s a great food town!! Enjoy all you can! Congrats to your honey’s sister. That’s a wonderful accomplishment. This pizza is pretty awesome too… I love the flavors you paired here!! I could certainly polish off a slice or two for lunch. Mmmmm! πŸ™‚

    • Yes, I am excited to see what Chi-town has to offer food wise. I am not much of a hot dog eater, so we will see how that goes over hehe. Thanks Ramona!

  5. First I found out about Prosciutto and Arugula pizza is from Mario Batali’s Molto Gusto cookbook that I bought quite a while ago. And I have to tell you, it’s one of my favorite toppings on pizza.
    Yours look fantastic!

  6. Happy early 1 year! πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great time in Chicago!
    This pizza sounds fantastic!

  7. Gorgeous pizza! I’ve learned to love arugula, sounds so yummy!

  8. Congrats my friend on your top 9 πŸ˜€
    This is a beautiful looking pizza!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  9. This is sooo my kind of recipe! Healthy, simple, and looks & sounds incredibly mouthwatering and delicious! Great recipe – looking forward to seeing more πŸ™‚

  10. First of all, happy anniversary! Congratulations you guys, and enjoy the celebration.
    And the pizza? I’m totally addicted to pizza with arugula!

  11. MMM this pizza sounds amazing. have a great time in Chicago and congrats on making the top 9!

  12. Oooh… this looks delicious! This pizza looks like a great way to prepare for pizza in Chicago. πŸ™‚ The prosciutto looks like it adds a great flavor, I’ll need to try adding that next time! Have a great time in Chicago, I love that city! PS – I love the new blog design! It’s so pretty!

    • Thank you Renee!! So many compliments in just a couple sentences! Chicago was great. Definitely busy but a lot of fun. The prosciutto was the salty superstar of this pizza πŸ™‚

  13. Stephanie says:

    Hope you guys have a great Anniversary! This pizza looks delish!

  14. Yay!! You’re coming to my hometown! You’re going to need to eat the whole arugula pizza to prepare for Chi-town darling πŸ™‚ Our pizza here is thick. Like super style deep dish. So good though! Just get ur sweatpants ready…I’m so excited you’re coming here! can’t wait to hear all about it! Its going to be a hot week, I just saw the weather this morning, you have to walk around the beach! And congrats to Patrick’s sister, Northwestern is an AMAZING school, such a smartypants πŸ™‚

    • I guess I should have asked you where to go for good eats huh? I didn’t know you were from Chicago! I must not have been paying too much attention. It really is a great school, I am slightly biased to the Big Ten schools though πŸ˜‰

  15. I don’t eat prosciutto and I think I’m missing out. This looks delicious, though, I think I’ll try it minus the prosciutto!

    • I don’t eat it a lot Julie. To be quite honest it is ONCE in a while, but this adds a nice saltiness, and I am not a big fan of bacon on pizza so this was a nice addition that wasn’t as salty as that.

  16. Raven,
    Congrats on your first anniversary. Chicago will be a great place to celebrate:) There are so many great restaurants, including the thick delicious pizza. Walk around the Mag Mile, and you have to have Garrett’s Popcorn. i live in the western suburbs, and love to come to the city. Enjoy uour trip, and can’t wait to read about your experiences in the The Windy city.

    • Thanks so much Becky! WE had a great time in Chicago! There were SO many great restaurants it was hard to pick. However, I was lucky because Patrick’s sister had it all figured out for us before we even got there πŸ™‚

  17. WOW, this pizza looks incredible! Have a blast in Chicago…I love that town!

  18. Delicious! I hope you have so much fun. I haven’t been to Chicago since I was a little girl, but I want to go back as soon as I can!

  19. this makes a lovely meal congrats πŸ™‚

  20. Frontera Grill is a must.

  21. Yummo! This pizza looks killer. Can’t go wrong with cheese and delicious salty prosciutto. Do you deliver πŸ˜‰

  22. Pizza is Beautious! Have fun in chi town!!! LOVE it there…. I wish I could remember the place we ate that had like 11 kinds of french fries and were SOOOOO flavorful and good… I think its on diversey in Lakeview.

  23. Well first off Congrats on Top9!

    It sounds like you have so many fun things planned in Chicago; I have never been so I am totally jealous.

    But I will soothe my envy with a slice (or half!) of this delectable pizza!

  24. This is one of the pizza’s I dream about whenever I have a craving! Amazing job!

  25. Yum, what a great pizza! Love you choice of toppings!

    Have a great time in Chicago, can’t wait to hear about your food adventures!

  26. Looks so good!

  27. Congratulations on top 9! That pizza recipe is a winner I say! Can’t wait to give it a try!