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Prosciutto and Ricotta Thin Crust Pizza

  • Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Total Time: -26183474.533333 minute
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian


If you’ve ever struggled with what’s for lunch, here’s your solution. A quick, no rise recipe for?thin crust pizza topped with peppery?arugula, prosciutto and ricotta for a sweet and salty combination you can’t get enough of.?



  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 23 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 23 ounces (1 package) prosciutto
  • 1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese


For the dough

  1. Oil a pizza pan by pouring a little olive oil on the pan and spreading it around with a paper towel or basting brush. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the water and yeast. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes. It will begin to bubble slightly.
  3. Gather your toppings while this is happening.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  5. After 10 minutes, add the flour and salt to the water and yeast mixture. Use a spoon to mix it. As the dough begins to come together and solidify, use your hands to finish molding the dough. Add extra flour, one tablespoon at a time, if the dough is too sticky to work with.
  6. Knead dough for a few minutes on a lightly floured surface. Form into a ball.
  7. Let the dough sit for 5 minutes.
  8. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough as thin as you can (about 1/4″ inch thick)
  9. Very carefully pick up your dough and transfer it to the pizza pan. (Be sure that your pizza pan is sitting close by!)
  10. Using a spoon or basting brush, add olive oil to crust. Then sprinkle with minced garlic.
  11. Bake pizza in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  12. Remove and add the rest of your toppings (prosciutto, ricotta cheese, topped with arugula).
  13. Continue baking for another 10-15 minutes. Keep a close eye on it. When the crust is golden, the pizza is done!
  14. Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing into the pizza and enjoying!


Using a basting brush makes applying olive oil much easier.