This quick pizza is layered with sauce, pizza mozzarella, and thinly sliced shallots before it’s cooked to perfection. Then it’s piled high with arugula and diced shallots, drizzled with olive oil and topped off with prosciutto.
This pizza is being shared as part of a sponsored campaign from GE Appliances, this text and opinions are my own. The pizza is to share!
This bad boy is a family staple in our household. My kids were busy during their younger years, between school plays, soccer, and horseback riding we spent a great deal of time running from activity to more activities. My kids did not go to school locally, they attended French Immersion school. That meant long bus rides for them in the mornings, and lots of trekking into the county for me. I volunteered for everything, I helped in classrooms, drove half the class to field trips in my monster size SUV, and spent hordes of time driving other kids home after activities since their folks both worked. It meant we blew through the door late most nights, and the kids were hungry. They did not want to wait an hour or two for some complicated meal. So I learned to cook great meals quickly. I think it’s sort of my niche, I dig easy and fast. It allows time for other things.
Pizza is a huge hit in our household. I think we probably eat some form of pizza at least 2 nights a week, sometimes 3. It never gets old. Mostly because there’s so many different ways to prepare it. This one is an absolute favourite. I’ve been making this pizza for ages, probably over 20 years. I never get tired of it. It’s not only quick but it’s also absolutely fantastic. It will have your family coming back for seconds, or thirds.
The key to getting dinner done quickly is sometimes you have to pick your battles. If I am in a hurry I use store-bought dough. It’s handy to have around. I am also one of those people who makes homemade dough and keeps it in the freezer for when the pizza mood strikes. It strikes often in our household. I keep store-bought dough handy, I keep homemade dough handy and I also keep things like flatbread within reach at all times. That makes dinner prep easy, and quick.
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Know what else I love? Pizza. Yeah, that’s the stuff right there. It’s just calling my name.
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- 1 store-bought pizza dough
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1 and 1/2 cups pizza mozzarella
- 1 large shallot sliced thinly in rings
- 3 cups of arugula
- 1 shallot diced
- 2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
- Coarse salt to taste
- 5 to 6 slices of prosciutto
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
If you want thin crust pizza you can divide the dough in half and it will make two round pizzas. If you want thick crust you can use one dough per pizza. I went with thick for this one.
Spray your pizza pan with non-stick spray.
Spread your pizza dough evenly over the pan. I spread it out and work it towards the outside then gently fold over the edges for a thick crust.
Pop this pan with just the dough in the oven, placing it on the lowest rack for about 4 to 6 minutes, depending on the thickness of your dough.
Remove carefully from oven. Now spread you pizza sauce evenly over the pizza crust. Top with cheese, and then arrange the shallots over top. Place in the oven on the middle rack and cook for about 6 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of your dough.
Remove the pizza carefully from the oven. Toss the arugula over top, then the diced shallots. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss the salt over top if desired. Then gently place the prosciutto over top, I fold mine as I go. Basically almost like a fan. You can use as little, or as much prosciutto as your taste hankers for.
Use a pizza wheel to cut into slices.
Serve with a big old pizza loving smile!
If you decide to split the dough in half to make two thin crust pizzas make sure you double the other ingredients since they are considered toppings.
What I love about this pizza is it has sauce. I dig a good garlic oil base as much as the next gal but I love a classic red sauce on my pizza. I also dig mozzarella cheese, ricotta or any other cheese just doesn’t do it for me. I like pizza mozzarella, the way it melts on my pizza melts my heart. The salt you can either use or leave off. It just adds a bit of flavour but with the prosciutto you don’t necessarily have to use it. I’ll let you reserve judgement on that. I’ve tried a zillion combinations with prosciutto and arugula pizzas but this is bar none my favourite way to prepare it. Hope you enjoy it too!
Toodles and smoochies! xx
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