After falling into a pizza topping rut, I decided to try a new, easy dinner idea: Arugula Pizza. We have pizza almost every week, but we had been having the same old pizza toppings over and over again, and it’s been enough to make me want to skip our weekend pizza ritual. But this changed things up and it was a fairly healthy pizza too.
- 1 pre-made pizza crust (14″)
- 1/2 batch pizza sauce (see below)
- 12 ounces mozzarella cheese (sliced)
- 2 cups baby arugula (more or less, as desired)
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 oz can Classico™ Crushed Tomatoes (28 .)
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
To make pizza sauce:
- In a small saucepan, heat crushed tomatoes and all seasonings over low heat. Simmer, uncovered, on low for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, to reduce tomatoes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
To make pizza:
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spread sauce evenly on pizza crust. Top with mozzarella slices. Bake in oven until cheese it hot, melted and beginning to brown (about 10 minutes). Remove from oven. Sprinkle with arugula. Drizzle with olive oil. Cut into pieces and serve.
–Pizza sauce recipe make enough for 2 pizzas, while the other ingredients for this recipe make 1 pizza. If you don’t wish to make another pizza at this time, this sauce does freeze well.
–16 ounces of fresh pizza dough may be used instead of a pre-made crust, if you prefer.
–To make your pizza even healthier, use a thin crust. Using flour tortillas are also a fun way of saving calories on pizza.
- Category: Pizza
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Italian