Let’s talk Pizza night.. Or should I say pizza DAY??
Friday evenings are our “pizza nights”. I think if we didn’t make pizza at LEAST once a week the family would flip! It’s kinda like a tradition, we’ve gotten used to a point that I literally start craving pizza in the morning!
We love having pizza for dinner because it’s the perfect meal for laying back on the couch and watching T.V after a long week. Seriously, I don’t know if it’s the crunchy crust, the gooey cheese, or all the crazy topping that I add, but when there’s a pizza in-front of me, it’s like giving a 10 year old candy! I just can’t resist! 😀
I’ve made sooo many different types of pizza I can’t even remember all of them; the best spinach pizza, the BBQ chicken pizza, the quick and easy 3 minute pita pizza, and the Brooklyn style pizza of course!
This Mediterranean arugula & cherry tomato pizza is packed with arugula, fresh sliced mozzarella cheese, goat cheese, Italian marinara sauce and fresh cherry tomatoes. I saw the cherry plum tomatoes in the supermarket the other day and decided to grab em because they are available for like 10 minutes a year.
Kinda makes me feel like I’m in Rome; A slice anyone?
- 1 recipe of your favorite pizza dough
- 1 cup tomato or pizza sauce
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella cut in small pieces
- 2 cups arugula
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 goat cheese
- 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
- 1 tsp cornmeal or all purpose flour
- Preheat oven with the pizza stone to 500 degrees for at least 15 minutes. Sprinkle the top of your pizza peel with a little cornmeal.
- Roll out the pizza dough, Spread the tomato sauce on the pizza to form a thin layer, Scatter the Arugula, plum tomatoes, fresh basil, Goat and mozzarella cheese on top.
- Quickly transfer the pizza from the peel to the stone. Bake for 5-8 minutes, until golden brown. If you don't have a pizza stone, place pizza on greased and floured pan or cookie tray and place in oven after the oven has heated for 15 minutes.
- Cut and Serve Warm!
Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen says
This is such a gorgeous pizza! I love the arugula addition.
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
I’m coming over to your house every Friday! I wish Friday was pizza night at our house! And these photos are beautiful! What a great looking pie!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Arugula is my new favorite “ingredient”. I’ve been cooking it constantly. Love it in pizza too!
Yea me too! It’s the medium for salad and veggies 😀
Simple yet so lovely pizza! Looks really good!
ehehe…we have too, pizza nights! Your combo is one of my favorites! 🙂 ela
Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! says
I love that you have pizza night on Fridays. I think we need to have a weekly pizza night as well since there are so many different kinds of pizza to make – it would never get old. Your pizza looks awesome – this version would definitely be on the top of the list of pizzas to make 🙂
I’m sure your family is going to love pizza night Kathi! One you get used to it you won’t be able to stop it 😀
What a great combination and your pizza presentation is lovely!
Thank you so much Cheri! I’m glad you liked it 🙂
Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says
Hooray for pizza night – it is a true favorite at home! This one needs to happen soon 😉
Erin | The Law Student's Wife says
Pizza night is a military-week occurrence for us, so I am always looking for new combos. I know that this would be a winner!
You will love it!
Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ says
Fantastic Pizza. I usually top my pizza with a mix of fresh and can tomatoes (which add more juice). I make my dough with just flour, water and yeast. It makes such a great and fun dinner, I agree with you!
p.s. stunning pics.
Renee @Two in the Kitchen says
I love a simple Italian type pizza like this Layla. It just looks so comforting!! 🙂
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
I LOVE homemade pizza!!! And this looks absolutely perfect-so gorgeous and tasty!
Thanks Kayle! Have a great weekend! 🙂