Prosciutto Arugula Pizza – 4-Ingredient Italian Pizza Recipe

Prosciutto Arugula Pizza is a delicious Italian meal for your next pizza night! This easy pizza recipe only uses 4 ingredients and takes 25 minutes to make. Buon Appetito!


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Why Prosciutto Arugula Pizza?

Prosciutto Arugula Pizza is one of my favourite pizzas to order whenever I’m in authentic Italian pizza restaurants. I love the combination of fresh ingredients.

It’s such a simple pizza that delivers big flavours: The buttery saltiness of the prosciutto and the bitter peppery taste of arugula along with the milky cheese taste.

I showed you how to make Prosciutto and Cheese Cupcakes before. Now, I’m here to show you how to make pizza with Prosciutto di Parma, arugula and cheese using fresh authentic Italian ingredients.

Flatlay of Italian Pizza with Prosciutto di Parma, Arugula and Grana Padano Cheese

What Makes This Pizza Recipe So Good?

This Prosciutto Arugula Recipe is so easy to make, only requiring four ingredients. And it’s quick too, only taking 25 minutes from start to end and this timing includes the optional rest time.

I’m also using some authentic Italian products for this pizza recipe. Prosciutto is the most important component of this pizza so this recipe uses the world famous prosciutto most people knows of, Prosciutto di Parma PDO.

For the optional garnish, I also used a hard grating Italian cheese.

Half Pie of Parma Ham Arugula Grana Padano Cheese Pizza

Why Use Prosciutto di Parma PDO?

I mentioned that I order Prosciutto Arugula Pizza in authentic Italian pizza restaurants, and not American pizzerias or something else. There’s a specific reason for that.

Dining in authentic Italian pizzerias guarantees authentic Italian ingredients. There is a black market for fake Parma Ham and you want to be sure you’re getting the real thing.

Italian Pizza topped with Prosciutto di Parma

Prosciutto Arugula Pizza typically uses Prosciutto di Parma PDO, which is 100% all-natural, gluten-free product, completely free of preservatives, additives and hormones made with only four ingredients: pork, sea salt, air and time.

What does PDO mean? PDO is the term for “Protected Designation of Origin,” which refers to products that are uniquely linked to the geographical area of their name.

Whole Prosciutto di Parma on shaving machine

For Prosciutto di Parma, this means it can only be produced from the countryside surrounding the city of Parma in North-Central Italy using Italian-born and bred pigs raised according to the highest standards, on which they are monitored, inspected and traced.

You can learn more about Prosciutto di Parma from their website.

Slices of Parma Ham on a plate

Where Can I Find Authentic Prosciutto di Parma in Canada?

With the protection of Geographical Indications under CETA, Canadian consumers can find the authentic, 100% all-natural ham at local retailers across the country under the correct designation, Prosciutto di Parma.

How Can I Check Authenticity of Prosciutto di Parma?

Here’s the two best ways to check authenticity for Parma Ham:

  • When buying in a store, be sure to specifically ask for “Prosciutto di Parma,” not just “Prosciutto.” Mentioning the production area is crucial because there are a lot of Italian prosciutto in different areas.
  • Be sure to look for the Parma designation, a five-point “Ducal Crown” with the word “Parma” written inside. This designation is governed by the Consorzio and guarantees the authenticity of the Prosciutto di Parma.
Prosciutto di Parma Ducal Crown Designation

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What You Need For Prosciutto Arugula Pizza

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking Pan or Pizza Stone

Pizza Ingredients

  • Pizza Dough
  • Mozzarella
  • Prosciutto di Parma
  • Arugula

Optional Pizza Toppings

  • Hard Grating Italian Cheese
  • Cracked Black Pepper
Prosciutto di Parma, Arugula, Mozzarella and Padellino Impasto Dough on a plate

How To Make Arugula and Prosciutto di Parma Pizza (with Photos)

Drizzle some oil on the pan. Place the dough on the pan and flatten it by pressing down and stretching it out with your hands.

You’ll want to flatten it to make a 9 to 10 inch pizza. Note, you can use store-bought or homemade dough.

Padellino Impasto on a tray

Evenly add slices of Prosciutto di Parma to the dough. This layer lubricates the dough with the prosciutto’s fat so it becomes crispier.

Similarly, baking the Parma Ham adds a crispy layer to the pizza.

Raw Pizza Dough topped with Prosciutto di Parma

Evenly add the mozzarella cheese on top. You’ll want enough cheese to fully cover the Prosciutto di Parma when it melts for that ooey gooey bite.

Parma Ham and Mozzarella Cheese on top of raw Pizza Dough

Bake in the oven at 450F for 12-15 minutes, depending on desired brownness. 15 minutes will make the dough toasted with a crispy exterior and gives a cheesy crust like the photo below.

One Whole Quattro Formaggi Pizza

Remove the pizza from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes. Evenly add slices of Prosciutto di Parma on top.

Whole Prosciutto Pizza on a Plate

Top with arugula. Plate it in a way where you’re not entirely covering the Prosciutto di Parma underneath.

Whole Italian Pizza topped with Parma Ham and Arugula

Optional: Garnish with fresh cracked black pepper.

Quarter Italian Pizza of Prosciutto di Parma and Arugula with Black Pepper

Optional: Garnish with hard grating Italian cheese.

Whole Prosciutto and Arugula Cheese Italian Pizza on a Plate

Side Dishes To Serve For Your Pizza Night


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Whole Prosciutto and Arugula Cheese Italian Pizza on a Plate

Prosciutto Arugula Pizza

Yield: 6 slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make this Prosciutto Arugula Pizza in 25 minutes! This 4-ingredient pizza recipe is an easy way to make a delicious Italian meal.

Ingredients

Pizza

  • 15g Baby Arugula
  • 250g Dough
  • 128g Mozzarella, shredded
  • 6 slices Prosciutto di Parma

Garnishes

  • 5g Hard Grating Cheese, shredded
  • 1g Black Pepper, freshly cracked

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Apply small amount of oil in the pan.
  2. Flatten the pizza dough.
  3. Evenly add 3 slices of prosciutto.
  4. Evenly add the mozzarella.
  5. Bake the pizza dough in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Remove out of the oven. Top the pizza with remaining slices of prosciutto and baby arugula.
  7. (Optional) Top the pizza with hard grating cheese and black pepper.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 slices Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 1086mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g

Please note that nutrition information you see is provided and automatically calculated by Nutritionix. This may vary depending on the specific ingredients that you use. To ensure the most accurate information, I suggest entering your specific ingredients into a nutrition calculator.

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Hope this Arugula Prosciutto di Parma Pizza recipe gives you an idea on what Italian food to have for lunch or dinner. Perfect for those pizza nights!


This pizza prosciutto recipe was made in partnership with Prosciutto di Parma to raise awareness and emphasize the importance of its quality, authenticity and tradition.