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Why would I call this ricotta and prosciutto pizza fearless? Because, if you’re like me, you’re going to top this pizza with things you’d never imagine topping a pizza with and fall in love!
In fact, your family may look at you a little crazy. Mine did when I told them peaches were on this prosciutto arugula pizza (o, did I mention there’s arugula too?). The fam will get over it quickly – I promise.
Imagine whole wheat crust with olive oil, red pepper flakes, and sea salt. Next, you have the most wonderful, garlic whipped ricotta, sweet summer peaches, salty prosciutto, and peppery arugula. Then, to top everything off, add a honey, lemon, and rosemary drizzle. Each bite will be a burst of flavors you’ll not soon forget!
how to make prosciutto pizza
This prosciutto pizza recipe is very easy and makes a fantastic weeknight meal or appetizer for a gathering!
You don’t even have to make the crust. I recommend using a whole wheat crust or naan bread from the store. A sprouted grain crust with some fiber is perfect! Or, if you’re not doing wheat these days, no problem, use cauliflower or almond flour crust. The flavor’s going to come from everything on top, believe me!
Take the crust and brush olive oil on top. Then add red pepper flakes and salt. Next you’ll add the whipped ricotta, peaches and prosciutto and throw it in the oven for about 10 minutes. While that’s cooking, make your honey, lemon, rosemary drizzle. By the way, if you have other herbs like thyme, basil or oregano, feel free to substitute!
what to put on prosciutto pizza?
Prosciutto itself is salty so it’s great to pair it with other flavors that are sweet or peppery. That’s where the peaches, honey lemon, and arugula come in. The garlicky whipped ricotta adds such depth of flavor and texture to really hit this out of the park.
In addition to prosciutto, try adding other meats like pepperoni or hard salami. I like to add whatever I have in the fridge! Go ahead and get creative (it is called “fearless” pizza, remember).
how to make whipped ricotta
The whipped ricotta is very easy to make. Take four ounces of ricotta cheese (you can use dairy free ricotta like Kite Hill if desired!) and add it to a blender or food processor. Add a couple of cloves of roasted garlic, salt to taste, and a little olive oil. Blend until smooth. I did notice that when I used the dairy-free ricotta, I needed a little more olive oil so adjust accordingly.
roasting garlic for prosciutto pizza
I always like to have roasted garlic on hand and it’s so easy to make. Simply cut off the top of a head of garlic so you can see the cloves and place it on tin foil. Drizzle a little olive oil on top and seal up the tin foil. Throw it in the oven on 400 for about 20 minutes (your house will smell amazing during this time!). Take it out when the cloves are soft. You can literally pinch them out of their shell. Store the cloves in a sealed container in the fridge and use any time. It’s great for whipped ricotta, dressings, sauces, on pizza, in pasta or omelets, wherever your imagination takes you!
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- Amount Per ServingCalories184
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
- Sugars 11.2g
- Protein 8.4g 17%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.