Try something new with our spring-inspired pizza. Each slice is topped with farmer cheese, peppery arugula, and salty prosciutto to satisfy your taste buds with every bite.
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- 1 lb pizza dough or 1 pre-made crust
- 1/4 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1 cup pizza sauce, divided
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
- 4 cups fresh baby arugula
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 12 slices prosciutto crudo
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oven to 500 degrees F. Use a sturdy baking sheet and place it in the oven upside-down. This will give your pizza a hot surface to sit on right from the get-go, helping you get that extra-crispy crust.
- Roll or stretch out pizza dough on a floured surface (a cutting board or pizza peel).
- Leave the pizza dough on the floured cutting board or a pizza peel, or place a piece of parchment paper between the dough and the board so that it will slide into the oven easier.
- Top the pizza dough with a drizzle of olive oil, followed by the farmer cheese, then the prosciutto, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Slide pizza into the hot oven and bake until pizza is lightly browned and crispy. The baking time will vary depending in your oven and the size of the pizza - check every five minutes. Generally it will be 10-15 minutes total.
- Use a pair of tongs to carefully pull the finished pizza out of the oven and onto a wire cooling rack.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a cutting board.
- Top pizza with fresh arugula. Slice and serve immediately.