Perfectly baked homemade prosciutto pizza

How To Make Prosciutto Pizza At Home (Recipe)

Prosciutto pizza is a big favorite in Italian pizzerias, either served with or without arugula. In this simple prosciutto pizza recipe I give you all the tricks and tips you need to make it at home.

Prosciutto pizza is a great example why we love Italian cuisine so much. Very simple ingredients – in fact only one topping: prosciutto. Still it is such a delicious food with dozens of flavors in it. A great example of the good old saying, sometimes less is more.

Prosciutto Pizza Recipe

Amounts in this recipe yield 1 large prosciutto pizza.

  1. Preheat your oven to the highest heat possible.
  2. To make prosciutto pizza, first prepare the pizza dough. You can use store-bought, but it’s so simple to make it at home. Please refer to my pizza dough recipe to make your pizza dough at home.
  3. You need 280 g (10 oz) of dough for a regular size pizza, and 140 g (5 oz) for a small pizza.

  4. Form a ball from the dough. Start by making a circular motion with the palm of your hand, with some pressure. Then release the pressure gradually until you get a nice ball shape.
  5. If you are making more then one pizza, cut the dough into equal sizes, about 10 oz or 280g each and form a ball for each one of your pizzas.

  6. Put your pizza dough balls on a lightly floured work surface. Dust them with some more flour, and let them proof covered with a kitchen towel for another 15 minutes.
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    Let your pizza dough balls rest in a lightly floured surface for 15 minutes

  8. Shape your dough to form a large, thin disk and place it in a pizza pan. Read my detailed instructions on how to shape your pizza dough by clicking on the link to get more help with this step.
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    Have your pizza dough ready in a pizza pan

  10. Put your tomato purée (passata) on top of your pizza dough, in the middle. With a back of a spoon or a ladle, using circular motions towards the edges, make sure the tomato covers your pizza dough. Leave an edge about 1 inch (2-3 cm) thick.
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    Tomato purée is the base of a good pizza sauce

  12. Drizzle a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle some dried oregano and salt.
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    Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle some oregano

  14. Add your mozzarella cheese. Just tear it in bite size pieces, and place them over the tomato sauce.
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    Add mozzarella cheese

  16. Put your prosciutto slices on your pizza. Make sure to cover it all, except the edges.
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    Your prosciutto pizza is ready to be baked

  18. Transfer your prosciutto pizza into the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. For more detailed instructions on how to bake your pizza in a wall oven, click the link.
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Your prosciutto pizza is ready. Take it out of the oven, let it rest for a minute, and serve warm. Enjoy!

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