Arugula & Smoked Mozzarella Pizza

Arugula Smoked mozzarella pizza

I absolutely love arugula, and smoked mozzarella cheese.. and white pizzas!  When I saw this recipe, I knew I absolutely had to try it!  I especially love this in the summer when I get fresh organic arugula from the farmer’s market or when I pick fresh tomatoes from the garden.  For this pizza, we used organic heirloom tomatoes in different colors to give the pizza some extra color.

This pizza is downright amazing!


½ cup ricotta cheese
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups (8oz) shredded smoked mozzarella cheese
1 packed cup (1 ounce) arugula
Flour (for dusting)
1 ball store-bought pizza dough (1lb)
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling


Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Blend your ricotta, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor until smooth.  Then add the smoked mozzarella and arugula, pulsing it so that it is mixed but still a little chunky.

Arugula Smoked Mozzarella Pizza

Prepare your pizza dough into an approximately 14″ diameter circle; then place on your baking sheet.

Drizzle the dough lightly with olive oil, then spread your ricotta/cheese/arugula mixture on the pizza dough.

Arrange fresh tomato slices on top, and then drizzle once more with olive oil.

Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden.


Arugula smoked mozzarella pizza


This recipe was inspired by this recipe from Giada De Laurentiis!




  1. 1
    rochelle haynes says:

    This looks good like to try this

  2. 2

    I love making my own pizza, and I’ve only tried smoked mozzarella once but loved it. I’d like to try this recipe, but I do make my own dough, too!! This sounds delish!

  3. 3
    Julie Wood says:

    This pizza looks so delicious and fun to make with the kids. We love Mozzarella on our pizza and want to make this soon!

  4. 4
    Maryann D. says:

    This pizza looks so tasty and different for me to try. My family would enjoy it!

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