When you want pizza, yet you don’t want to spend hours waiting and cooking your pizza dough to become a crust, you buy a premade pizza crust!! Add ANY fresh, yummy ingredients to your already made pizza crust, and BOOM you have a delicious homemade pizza! Sounds great, right?! If you are enthusiastically nodding your head right now, then you have certainly come to the right site! You get a pizza crust, of course you get a pizza crust, and you do too in the back! *Cue channeling my inner pizza-crust-loving Oprah!*
Personally, I love ANY and EVERY pizza…I simply don’t discriminate against pizza. But, this Pesto White Pizza is the BOMB.COM and SCREAMS summertime if you ask me! It is perfect to eat with your family or share with your friends at a party! Plus, all your loved ones will love that this savory, easy pizza can be made under 30 MINUTES! This Pesto White Pizza features basil pesto (premade from a jar), mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, marinated artichoke hearts, prosciutto, ricotta cheese, fresh minced garlic, and topped with fresh arugula, halved cherry tomatoes, remaining prosciutto, crushed red pepper flakes, and fine ground pepper! This pizza can easily be vegetarian friendly if you substitute the prosciutto with tofu! Let’s get cooking and eating, my Tiny Fork Family! Good thing for commas, or it would sound like I eat my Tiny Fork Family! Cue the electric guitar!!
Pesto White Pizza
A perfect light, yet savory pizza paired nicely with wine or beer!
Mince garlic cloves. Chop prosciutto into thin strips. Chop marinated artichoke hearts into small pieces. Set aside.
Add basil pesto evenly and generously onto both pizza crusts with a basting brush.
Add mozzarella cheese first, then chopped marinated artichoke hearts, strips of prosciutto, and clumps of ricotta cheese equally onto both pizza crusts. Top both pizzas with Parmesan cheese. Set aside a small handful of the prosciutto to top both pizzas once cooked.
Once oven is preheated, place pizzas directly onto the racks for a crisp, lightly golden finish. Cook until cheese is melted and bubbly or between 15-20 minutes.
While pizzas are cooking, chop cherry tomatoes into halves and set aside. Gather your arugula.
Remove pizzas from the oven once done. Top with crushed red pepper flakes and ground pepper. Then, finish with fresh arugula, halved cherry tomatoes, and remaining prosciutto on top! Cut, serve, and enjoy!