Arugula And Pancetta Pizza

Arugula And Pancetta Pizza
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Need a little inspiration on pizza night? Try this pie topped with pancetta, spicy sausage, arugula and a balsamic glaze. It's made with a pre-cooked pizza crust, so it couldn't be easier.This recipe is from Buca di Beppo in Orlando, Florida, and was originally published in the Orlando Sentinel.
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Pancetta Pizza recipe - The Daily Meal
Total time: 20 minutes
  • 1 (12-inch) pre-made pizza crust
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 1/4 teaspoon for tossing greens
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded italian cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup cooked, thinly sliced spicy italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced pancetta (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ounce baby arugula
  • pinch each coarse salt and pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 ounce aged balsamic or bottled balsamic glaze
  1. Heat oven to 450 F.
  2. Using a pastry brush, evenly brush 1 tablespoon olive oil to the edges of 1 (12-inch) pre-made pizza crust. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon minced garlic evenly over the crust. Place 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend evenly over the garlic. Top with 1/2 cup cooked, thinly sliced spicy Italian sausage.
  3. In a pan, saute 1/2 cup diced pancetta for 1 to 2 minutes. Place evenly over pizza. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese over the top.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese begins to brown. Remove from oven.
  5. In a mixing bowl, toss 1 ounce baby arugula with 1/4 teaspoon olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Place arugula evenly over pizza. Drizzle lightly with 1/4 ounce balsamic glaze.