Pesto Potato Pizza With Spicy Arugula.

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Pesto Potato Pizza With Spicy Arugula: A Slice of Gourmet Heaven”

Pizza lovers, get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that combines the classic comfort of pizza with the elegance of gourmet cuisine. Our Pesto Potato Pizza with Spicy Arugula is a delightful fusion of flavors and textures that will tantalize your taste buds and elevate your pizza game to a whole new level. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to create this delectable masterpiece that’s perfect for a special evening or a treat-yourself weekend.

Ingredients:

For the Pizza Dough:

  • 1 pound pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • Cornmeal or flour (for dusting)

For the Pesto:

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Toppings:

  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Red pepper flakes (for a hint of heat, optional)

For the Finishing Touch:

  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Pesto:a. In a food processor, combine the basil, grated Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, garlic, salt, and black pepper. b. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto reaches your desired consistency. c. Set the pesto aside.
  2. Prep the Pizza Dough:a. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). b. Dust your work surface with cornmeal or flour to prevent sticking, and roll out the pizza dough to your desired thickness. c. Transfer the rolled-out dough to a pizza stone or baking sheet.
  3. Layer the Toppings:a. Spread a generous layer of the prepared pesto over the pizza dough. b. Arrange the thinly sliced potatoes and red onions on top of the pesto. c. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the pizza. d. If you like a little heat, add red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
  4. Bake the Pizza:a. Place the pizza in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the toppings are cooked and bubbly.
  5. Prepare the Arugula Topping:a. In a bowl, toss the fresh arugula with lemon zest, lemon juice, shaved Parmesan cheese, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. b. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  6. Add the Finishing Touch:a. Once the pizza is out of the oven, let it cool for a few minutes. b. Top the hot, baked pizza with the fresh arugula mixture.
  7. Slice, Serve, and Savor:a. Slice your Pesto Potato Pizza with Spicy Arugula into wedges. b. Serve immediately and relish in the glorious blend of flavors and textures.

Our Pesto Potato Pizza with Spicy Arugula is a culinary masterpiece that combines the earthy richness of potatoes and the zesty freshness of arugula with the vibrant, herbaceous notes of homemade pesto. This gourmet pizza is a treat for the senses and a testament to the endless possibilities of pizza creations. Whether you share it with friends or savor it solo, this pizza is sure to impress and satisfy your palate. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat the oven, and get ready to experience a slice of gourmet heaven at home.

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