semi homemade: burratta and arugula pizza

2 Aug

In much need of some comfort on a dreary Monday, I called mom and begged her to make me dinner. The proposed solution? Homemade pizza. Yes. Please.

Armed with whole wheat dough from TJ’s and a bevy of fantastic topping ideas we set to work on creating the most delish pizza ever.

There was even enough left over to take to work today for lunch. Can it be 1pm yet please?!

In the mix:

1 package whole wheat pizza dough

3/4 ball burratta cheese, sliced

caramelized onions (mom made these before hand- I hear a sprinkle of sugar went into the pan….)

sauteed onions (also made before I got there)

1/4 jar tomato/pizza sauce

fresh arugula

1/4 bag mixed shredded Italian cheeses

Follow directions for the dough, flouring and letting rise for 20 minutes. Spread some cornmeal on the bottom of the round pan and stretch the dough to fit. Spread a bit of olive oil over the dough and spread evenly with sauce. Distribute most of the caramelized onions and top with some cheese, add mushrooms and some more cheese. Bake in hot oven for 5-6 minutes. Sprinkle on a bit of arugula, then pull apart beautiful burratta slices and distribute the blobs lovingly over the pizza. Bake for another 5 minutes, top with more arugula, and bake for another minute or so. Remove from oven and let set for a few minutes before cutting and serving and enjoying with wild abandon.

Oh so affordable, fun and utterly bellissimo!

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