Sundays with Sparky: Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula

Waaay back when Sparky was knee-high to a grasshopper…or more realistically, knee-high to a basketball player, when we dined out as a family, we often visited one of many excellent local pizzerias. Sparky would invariably order the pepperoni pizza “for kids”…but almost always wound up eating the pizzas we’d chosen for ourselves. We’d get stuck with his melty orange sausages..sigh – the things we do for our children!

Our favorite “grown-up” pizza is this one – and now Sparky is old enough to order it for himself, so I can eat my own! I’d forgotten to include this recipe here until until Chicago’s own David Hammond mentioned it on Facebook the other day. It’s extremely easy to make, especially if you have access to a good, pre-baked crust (which we do; naan will work in a pinch but we like Stonefire.)  If not, and you have a bit of time, I recommend this crust recipe.

Sauce ingredients:
3 cloves of roasted (or oil-poached) garlic
1/4 cup of ricotta cheese
2 tbsp olive oil
Mozzarella cheese

Fully cooked pizza crust

Fresh arugula, dressed with lemon vinaigrette (juice of half a lemon, 1/2 tsp dijon mustard, salt, water, olive oil)
Shaved prosciutto
Shaved parmesan

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and place your pizza crust on an oiled baking sheet, or use a silpat liner.

Filed under: Cooking with Kids, Recipe

Tags: entree, pizza

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