Sunday, January 30, 2011


Had a request from a listener from my radio show, Rider On Recipes.   They had a great pizza at a local Italian Market and really wanted to make it at home.   I know that market because we were extra's in their commercial and I have had that pizza - it is incredible.   So I deconstructed the recipe, did a little grocery store reconnaissance and came up with this recipe that if fairly close to what you can order.

Italian Market Style Pizza

  • Frozen pizza dough or a prepared pizza base
  • White pizza sauce, store bought
  • mozzarella
  • provolone
  • prosciutto
  • arugula
  • parmesan
  • lemon zest
  • salt and pepper
Directions:   Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.   Read the instructions on your pizza dough or prepared pizza base.  I used the frozen dough and it needs to thaw.   If you're making this for dinner, take the dough out that morning to thaw.   I used a pizza stone, but you don't have to have one, use a round cookie sheet or whatever baking sheet you have.   Shape the pizza dough, using flour if necessary, to fit the stone or cookie sheet.   I pre-baked the pizza crust by itself for 5 minutes to ensure that the center is crisp. 

Remove from oven and top with the white pizza sauce, then mozzarella, provolone and prosciutto.   Bake in the hot oven until bubbly, about 15 minutes (keep checking as you don't want it to burn). 

Remove from the oven and top with arugula, shaves of Parmesan, a little lemon zest, pepper and perhaps a little salt, though remember that the prosciutto is already salty!   Serve immediately!

The white pizza sauce is basically olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, herbs and spices to include basil.


Suchitra Vaidyaram said...

Looks sumptuous and delicious! perfect for a sunday evening :)

Sandra said...

Looks fantastic and so tasty! I love pizza, always welcome in my house :))

Ang said...

Pizza is such a versatile food. This looks great yet so simple.

The Cilantropist said...

This pizza looks fabulous, I remember the first time I had pizza with greens on top was when I moved out to CA and had it at CPK; not the most authentic pizza ever, but definitely delicious! Kudos to you for following up on a recipe request from readers! :)

Torviewtoronto said...

pizza looks good

Eileen said...

Looks delish! I love making homemade pizza - there is nothing like it.

briarrose said...

What an interesting pizza. The lemon zest is a neat touch. :)

Tiffany said...

I love the fresh arugala on top!

singh from dominos india said...

No words to say,Mouth stuck,i never seen a pizza like this before

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