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Prosciutto Mascarpone Pizza

Jan 26, 2020 | Dinner

I once had the pleasure of eating the Sonja pizza at Diavola Pizzeria in Geyserville, California. It was heavenly and left me craving more. A week later I tried recreating it at home. Aside from the fact I didn’t have a wood-burning pizza oven, it was pretty close in flavor. To this day, it’s my favorite pizza to make. I love the light tomato sauce paired with the prosciutto and mascarpone cheese, and then the arugula takes it over the top. There’s something amazing that happens to pizza when you top it with lettuce, right? I tend to use baby arugula but regular arugula works just as well. If you’re not a fan of arugula, use a spring mix.

So my recipe is semi-homemade with store-bought pizza dough and sauce, or you can make my marinara sauce—it works quite nice on this pizza. If I don’t use my marinara (read: too lazy to make it), I buy L.E. Roselli’s Pizza Sauce. It’s very good. Most grocery stores now offer fresh pizza dough. Look for at least 13 oz., up to 16 oz. for standard pizza size enough for four people. It’s very important to let the pizza dough come to room temperature before you start stretching it. Feel free to watch this video to learn how to stretch pizza dough. It’s easier than you think.

A quick tip about the prosciutto. Lay thin strips in a pinwheel pattern so it’s easier to eat. If you lay it lengthwise it’s harder to tear with your teeth when you bit into it,  and it tends to slide off the pizza, making a mess. Learn from my past mistakes. Enjoy!

Prosciutto Mascarpone Pizza

Servings: 4

AuthorSunshine UrbaniakCategoryTotal Time20 mins

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp Cornmeal
2 tbsp Flour
1316 oz Pizza Dough, store bought or homemade
1 tbsp Olive Oil, plus some for drizzling
1 cup Pizza Sauce (store bought), or marinara sauce
3 oz Prosciutto
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, freshly grated
8 tbsp Mascarpone Cheese
2 cups Baby Arugula
1 tbsp Parmasean Cheese
1 pinch Salt and Pepper

DIRECTIONS

1

Bring your pizza dough to room temperature. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place rack in the middle of the oven. Prepare a 13-16" pizza pan by dusting it with 1 tbsp or so of cornmeal.

2

Dust some flour on your surface and pizza dough and slowly stretch it to 13-16" round (size of your pan). Place it on the pizza pan and adjust to fit. Brush olive oil around the edges of the dough and remaining across the rest. Spread about 1 cup of the pizza sauce on the dough, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges. Place in the oven to pre-cook for 7-10 min, them remove. Should stiffen up and be slightly browned.

3

Top evenly with mozzarella cheese, and drop 8 tablespoons of the mascarpone cheese onto the pizza, spaced one per slice. Return to the oven for 5 min, then remove. Top with arugula and drizzle some olive oil over it. Lastly, sprinkle the parmesan cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Ingredients

 1 tbsp Cornmeal
 2 tbsp Flour
 1316 oz Pizza Dough, store bought or homemade
 1 tbsp Olive Oil, plus some for drizzling
 1 cup Pizza Sauce (store bought), or marinara sauce
 3 oz Prosciutto
 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, freshly grated
 8 tbsp Mascarpone Cheese
 2 cups Baby Arugula
 1 tbsp Parmasean Cheese
 1 pinch Salt and Pepper

Directions

1

Bring your pizza dough to room temperature. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place rack in the middle of the oven. Prepare a 13-16" pizza pan by dusting it with 1 tbsp or so of cornmeal.

2

Dust some flour on your surface and pizza dough and slowly stretch it to 13-16" round (size of your pan). Place it on the pizza pan and adjust to fit. Brush olive oil around the edges of the dough and remaining across the rest. Spread about 1 cup of the pizza sauce on the dough, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges. Place in the oven to pre-cook for 7-10 min, them remove. Should stiffen up and be slightly browned.

3

Top evenly with mozzarella cheese, and drop 8 tablespoons of the mascarpone cheese onto the pizza, spaced one per slice. Return to the oven for 5 min, then remove. Top with arugula and drizzle some olive oil over it. Lastly, sprinkle the parmesan cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Prosciutto Mascarpone Pizza

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