Photo: Amy Neunsinger
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1/6 pizza)

Arugula Pesto, Ricotta, and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza is a quick, light, and tasty choice for a weeknight meal. Smoky mozzarella cheese provides a pronounced taste and aroma to this ricotta- and arugula-based pizza.

The peppery arugula and smoky mozzarella make for a delicious new take on the traditional pie.

Recipe Is:

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 475°. Sprinkle baking sheet with cornmeal.

Step 2

In food processor, blend ricotta, garlic, salt, and pepper until smooth. Add mozzarella and arugula. Pulse to combine.

Step 3

On lightly floured surface, roll pizza dough into a 14-inch circle; transfer to baking sheet. Spread ricotta mixture on top, leaving a 1-inch border. Top with tomatoes and drizzle with oil. Bake 15 to 16 minutes, until the crust is golden.

Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner. Copyright 2012 by Giada De Laurentiis. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.

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