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This arugula pizza recipe is fresh and has delicious leafy greens, veggies and of course; fresh mozzarella on top! This is not your average Pizza Hut pizza!

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Recipe for Arugula Pizza

Pizza is one of those foods that will simply never go out of style, with so many fresh ingredients to use and the simplicity of it, Italians really had the right idea! Pizza can actually be pretty healthy if you top it with fresh ingredients and use dough that is mostly unprocessed. 

What Do You Put on Arugula Pizza?

  • Mini pizza crustUse a pita, naan, or any mini pizza crust.
  • Pizza sauce – Use your favorite store bought or make my homemade pizza sauce which we LOVE!
  • Mozzarella cheese – Shredded – shred your own. Pre-shredded cheese doesn’t melt very well.
  • Black olives – If you like them, if not, omit!
  • Tomato – Seeded and diced.
  • Fresh arugula – Of course!

How to Make Arugula Pizza

  1. Prepare the pizza crust: Preheat oven to 450°F. Lay out pizza crusts or naan on cookie sheets with parchment paper to prepare for toppings.
  2. Add toppings: Top crusts with your desired amount of sauce, cheese, olives, and diced tomatoes. Top with a handful of arugula for the finishing touch.
  3. Bake the pizza: Bake your arugula pizza for 6-8 minutes or until the cheese is evenly melted and the crust is hot. Once the pizza is fully baked and slightly cooled, slice it into wedges and serve.
pizza with olives and arugula on top

Variations

This pizza is highly versatile. Arugula is one of those delicious spicy greens that goes well with so many ingredients. Some of my favorites to add to arugula pizza are:

  • Prosciutto
  • Goat cheese
  • Ricotta
  • advocado

FAQs

Do you put arugula on pizza before or after cooking?

You always want to put your pizza ingredients on before baking so they melt/cook nicely into the pizza! You want to make sure all the flavors combine properly. That is what makes a yummy pizza!

Can I make this one big pizza?

Yes you can! If you have a large pizza pan feel free to make one big pizza instead of multiple smaller ones. Just use a larger crust!

How do you reheat leftover pizza?

I like to reheat leftover pizza in the toaster oven or conventional oven. I find that the microwave makes the crust chewy and it doesn’t taste as good. 

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pizza with olives and arugula on top

Arugula Pizzas

4 from 2 votes
Whether for lunch or an easy weeknight meal, Arugula Pizzas are the PERFECT solution. Just a few simple ingredients and everyone loves pizza – including the kids – even with arugula on top!
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 pizza

Ingredients
 

  • 4 mini pizza crusts or naan flatbread
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 8 ounce can sliced black olives
  • 1 roma tomato seeded and diced
  • 1-2 cups of fresh arugula
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Lay out pizza crusts or naan on parchment paper on cookie sheets.
  • Top crusts with desired amount of sauce, cheese, olives, and diced tomatoes. Top with a handful of arugula.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is hot. Slice into wedges and serve.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1pizza | Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1494mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 893IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 380mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on January 8, 2023



Dorothy Kern

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  1. Wow, awesome blog. Looks super delicious, I am so excited to try it as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe with us. Waiting for your future posts. Keep Sharing.