Tuesday, May 10

Mother's Day Pizza Party

My mother doesn't eat meat, so it's always a challenge to come up with a meal that works for a special occasion. For Mother's Day, we decided to do something different and have a casual pizza party with three different pizzas, caesar salad, and store-bought desserts. It was so fun to gather the family in the kitchen and have everyone make the pizzas together. We made a whole-wheat vegetable pizza for my mom, a prosciutto and mushroom pizza for the kids, and an everything pizza with the leftover toppings.

Prosciutto, Mushroom, & Arugula Pizza:
  • Flour a flat surface and roll out one store-bought pizza dough* to 1/8 inch thick.
  • Place the dough on an oiled sheet pan and top with 1/4 c. pizza sauce, 1/2 c. grated mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Top the pizza with 1/4 c. sliced mushrooms, 2 cloves minced garlic, and 4 slices of diced prosciutto.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 15 minutes in a 500°F oven.**
  • Once pizza is cooked, immediately remove from oven and top with 3 tbsp. baby arugula.

Serves three - four
*In the refrigerated section of some supermarkets. I like to use Trader Joe's or Whole Foods dough.
**Make sure your oven is very clean before heating it to 500°F.