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Prosciutto Arugula Pizza – Classic Italian Dish

Prosciutto arugula pizza sliced

So by now, I’m guessing you notice that I am of Italian descent. I just love making (and eating!) classic Italian dishes. This prosciutto arugula pizza is no different! It always reminds me of my childhood. Sitting around the dinner table with my family. Dinnertime was always a big a deal growing up. Everyone has to show up, there’s no skipping out! And you better show up hungry. šŸ™‚

Friday nights were always homemade pizza nights.

Nothing to complain about there! There is nothing quite like homemade pizza. Am I right? Well my mom not only made homemade pizza every Friday night, but she always made the dough from scratch too! You really cannot beat the fluffiness and deliciousness of homemade pizza dough. That being said, if you’re pressed for time, you may use store bought. It’s not always realistic to make everything from scratch, ever time. But either way, I assure you, this prosciutto arugula pizza is a crowd pleaser!

So, we’ve covered homemade dough. Now let’s talk about homemade tomato sauce. YUM. Of course, we make large batches of homemade tomato sauce because you’re just not Italian if you don’t! Kidding!! But yes, naturally, if using homemade dough, we’re also using homemade sauce. Which you can learn all about in my step by step guide to making homemade tomato sauce.

This pizza topping combination is a classic one.

Not only is it deliciously savoury, but the arugula adds a freshness that you just can’t beat. The combo is seriously heavenly. I urge you to try it.

When baking your pizza, if you’re feeling brave enough of course! Remove the pizza from the tray in the last couple minutes of baking. This will give you the most delicious well done crust imaginable. If you do decide to try this, use extreme caution and check often. Without the tray, the crust will cook fast. Be very careful when removing it from the oven as well. Just slide it back onto your pizza tray or cutting board.

If you enjoyed this pizza and you want more classic Italian dishes, I have some great ones for you!

Try my Italian Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Sauce, Spicy Rapini with Garlic, Veggie Pesto Pizza, or this AMAZING Penne Aglio e Olio (Pasta w/ Garlic & Oil).

Prosciutto arugula pizza sliced

Prosciutto Arugula Pizza - Classic Italian Dish

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 Slices
Prosciutto arugula pizza is made with homemade tomato sauce, thinly sliced prosciutto and fresh arugula for a true taste of Italy.
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  • 1 large pizza dough homemade or store bought
  • 1/2 cup homemade tomato sauce or store bought
  • 1 mozzarella ball shredded
  • 10 thin slices prosciutto
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 jalapenos finely chopped, optional
  • 1 large handful arugula
  • Sprinkle of flour any kind


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and generously grease a 22" x 16" (party size) pizza tray.
  • Sprinkle flour on a clean surface (I use my countertop) and rolling pin. Stretch out the pizza dough as evenly as possible into a rectangular shape. Then carefully transfer to your prepared pizza tray. Using your hands, continue to press and stretch the dough across your tray. Use caution to avoid ripping the dough.
  • Pour tomato sauce over the dough and spread evenly using a silicone spatula. Then sprinkle the oregano and garlic powder overtop.
  • Evenly distribute the cheese and jalapeno, if using.
  • Bake for 16 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and add the prosciutto slices and bake for 3 more minutes.
  • Remove from oven again, add the arugula and bake for 1 more minute, watching carefully. Do not allow the arugula to burn. It only needs to slightly heat up to release its flavour and fragrance.
  • Let pizza cool at room temperature for a few minutes before slicing. Serve and enjoy.
  • Note: If you do not have a party size pizza tray, you may use two 12" round trays instead, and divide the dough and toppings accordingly.
Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Vitamin C: 2.3% | Calcium: 0.9% | Iron: 3.3%
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