Garlic & Arugula Pizza Garlic & Arugula Pizza

Garlic & Arugula Pizza

We love all pizza, but we have a special place in our heart for this Garlic & Arugula Pizza! Made with mushrooms, loaded with arugula and featuring a rich garlic cream base, this pizza will be your new springtime go-to! 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • pizza dough of choice
  • 6 ounces buffalo mozzarella, sliced
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 ounces arugula or nettles
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup white button mushrooms, sliced 
  • Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, for serving

How To Make

STEP 1: Place a pizza stone on the bottom rack of the oven and preheat the oven to 500° for 30 minutes.

STEP 2: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the butter with 1 tablespoon of water and bring to a simmer. Add the scallions and mushrooms, cook over moderate heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the white wine and cook for 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream and simmer over low heat until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.

STEP 3: On a semolina-dusted work surface, stretch out one of the pieces of dough to a 12-inch round; transfer to a semolina-dusted pizza peel. Spread half of the garlic cream on the dough, leaving a 1-inch border all around. Top with half of the mozzarella and season with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, use tongs to toss the arugula with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mound half of the nettles on the pizza. Turn on the broiler.

STEP 4: Slide the pizza onto the stone and broil for about 5 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling. Transfer the pizza to a cutting board and garnish with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano. 

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