1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon's)
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup baby arugula
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray; let dough stand, covered, for 15 minutes.
Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; crumble. Add tomatoes and pepper to drippings in pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal; roll dough into a 12-inch circle on prepared baking sheet. Spread sauce evenly over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with tomatoes and bacon. Sprinkle cheese over top. Bake at 450° on bottom oven rack for 17 minutes or until crust is golden. Combine arugula and remaining ingredients; top pizza with arugula mixture.
Have made a couple of times now using purchased dough from New Seasons. Flavorful but needs the help of additional garlic (add with tomatoes) and small amount of sliced shallot is also a nice touch. Be careful of the tomatoes right after the pizza comes out of the oven, even after resting a couple of minutes - those little suckers burst in your mouth and scald your tongue! Ouch. But the pizza is delish. DH doesn't like/want the arugula so I get his.
I had leftover cheese pizza, BLT ingredients and arugula...so it came together even more quickly. I added onion on top of the existing cheese, then the bacon, campari tomatoes and another layer of cheese. 350 for 10 minutes. Added some kosher salt to the arugula salad. Hit the spot perfectly! Thanks.
We made this pizza in a pinch to use up some extra ingredients around the house. Depending on how sweet your tomatoes are, you'll get a nice hit of acid balanced by the bacon and peppery arugula. I added some grated parmesan on top before baking for a hit of saltiness. Great recipe overall, and we would definitely make this again! :-D
An unbelievably delicious recipe!! I made my own dough but other than that I pretty much stuck to the recipe. I was worried my kids wouldn't like it because of the arugula but both LOVED it! MY son even ate an entire half of one pizza by himself !! This recipe is a DEFINITE KEEPER!! Thank you!!