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Prosciutto and Mushroom Pizza with Arugula

December 2, 2009

You all know about my alleged love affair with cheese. Yes, we’re in love, and the ‘puter Hub is just fine with it. However, if I were going to cheat on cheese, I would totally choose prosciutto.  It’s like the Italian James Bond of bacon. It shakes up martinis in an Aston Martin while I taunt him in my sequin dress (size triple zero), high heels and diamonds. Then, it serves me pizza. Oh, hello, Mr. Bond prosciutto. It’s total food porn. Shaken, not stirred.

We eat pizza once a week. Whether it’s from the freezer, our favorite four pizza joints, or made by hand, the ‘puter Hub loves his pizza pie. After attempting to cook the Trader Joe’s pizza dough twice now, we have achieved defeat. The directions on the package will leave you with soft, soggy dough. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Follow these directions. We know what we’re doing. At least, we’d like to think so.

Prosciutto and Mushroom Wheat Pizza Topped with Arugula

  • Wheat pizza dough from Trader Joe’s
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of basil
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic
  • ½ cup of baby bella mushrooms
  • 6-7 slices of prosciutto sliced into 1 inch squares
  • 1½ cups of mozzarella cheese
  •  ¼ cup of goat cheese
  • A handful of arugula

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. If you have a pizza stone, go ahead and heat it up while you preheat the oven. Coat the pizza dough with flour. Using a rolling pin, roll the pizza until it’s about 12-inches in diameter. In a separate bowl, add the olive oil and seasonings. Stir.

Roll the dough onto the heated pizza stone. Careful, it’s hot. Stir. Brush the olive oil and seasoning mixture onto the pizza dough. Cook the pizza dough in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

Pizza Prep

While the dough cooks, sauté the mushrooms on medium-high. When the dough has cooked for 5-10 minutes, take it out of the oven and add the pizza toppings – mushrooms, prosciutto and cheeses.

Saute the mushrooms while the dough bakes

Place pizza in oven and bake for another 15-30 minutes until the cheese and dough are slightly brown on the edges. Add arugula. Eat. 

Add the arugula once it's cooked

Get in my belly

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