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Pizza Arrabbiata

Photo: Francesco Tonelli; Styling: Tiziana Agnello
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 2 wedges)
Serve with Grapefruit, Walnut, and Feta Salad. Or serve with Asparagus with Lemon and Pecorino. 

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces refrigerated fresh pizza dough
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 ounces prechopped pancetta
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
  • Oregano leaves (optional)
  • Grapefruit, Walnut, and Feta Salad
  • Asparagus with Lemon and Pecorino

Nutrition Information

  • calories 395
  • fat 13.6 g
  • satfat 5.1 g
  • monofat 4.4 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 15.9 g
  • carbohydrate 49.5 g
  • fiber 7.3 g
  • cholesterol 18 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 704 mg
  • calcium 181 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place a pizza stone or heavy baking sheet in oven. Preheat oven to 500° (keep pizza stone or baking sheet in oven as it preheats).

  2. Place pizza dough in a medium microwave-safe bowl coated with cooking spray. Cover and microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 45 seconds. Let stand 5 minutes.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove pancetta from pan; discard drippings.

  4. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, pepper, and garlic; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place tomatoes in a mini chopper; pulse 4 times or until almost smooth. Add tomatoes, chopped oregano, and salt to pan; bring to a simmer. Cook 1 minute.

  5. Roll dough into a 14-inch circle on a floured surface. Carefully remove pizza stone from oven. Sprinkle stone with cornmeal; arrange dough on stone. Spread tomato mixture over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border; sprinkle with cheese and pancetta. Bake at 500° for 10 minutes or until crust is browned. Garnish with oregano leaves, if desired. Cut pizza into 8 wedges.