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Easy Prosciutto Pizza

This Prosciutto Pizza with fresh mozzarella is an absolute favorite! A true treat for your taste buds. This EASY pizza recipe is ready in just over 30 minutes using homemade dough! I'll show you the best easy pizza dough recipe, or you can use store-bought dough for this pizza.

Pro tip: top this prosciutto pizza with balsamic glaze for an amazing sweet & savory flavor combination. Mmmm!

Prosciutto pizza sliced into pieces
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Easy prosciutto pizza

There's really not much I need to say about this prosciutto pizza, and I don't think you need much convincing to make this.

This pizza has a soft, slightly-chewy pizza dough. It has the MOST DELICIOUS TOPPINGS (hellooo generous amounts of fresh mozzarella, salty prosciutto that gets just-slightly-crispy as the pizza bakes, delicious marinara, tangy Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese).

Prosciutto pizza with fresh mozzarella

We love to drizzle this pizza with balsamic glaze for a touch of sweetness to balance out the salty prosciutto. Some red pepper flakes add a hint of spice. Add a few leaves of fresh basil if you want to get real fancy. 

However you decide to serve this prosciutto pizza, you HAVE to give it a try!!

Quick and easy homemade pizza dough

My go-to homemade pizza dough is the one I use for this Greek Pizza. It hasn't failed me once! It takes just 15 minutes to make the dough (that's including the kneading and resting time!). The dough always comes out delicious, soft, slightly chewy. It bakes up in under 15 minutes. 

I recommend starting on the pizza dough first, then grabbing all the pizza ingredients while the dough is resting for 10 minutes. 

Of course, if you don't want to bother with making dough, you can use store-bought pizza dough! Just make sure to follow the instructions on the packaging for the baking temperature and time.

Close up of prosciutto pizza

Related recipe: Fresh Tomato Pesto Pizza

Ingredients

For the pizza crust:

You can use any store-bought pizza dough and follow the baking instructions, or make your own crust in under 30 minutes using this easy recipe:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet RapidRise Yeast  (¼ oz.,  use Instant Yeast, not Active Dry Yeast)
  • ⅔ cup warm water between 120-130˚F, measured with a thermometer (see recipe tips below)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for brushing pan

For the pizza toppings:

  • ¼ - ½ cup pizza sauce (such as marinara), to taste
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced (try to get fresh mozzarella instead of packaged low-moisture mozzarella)
  • 3-5 oz prosciutto (use as much as you like!), torn or chopped into smaller pieces
  • ½ - 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning (make sure your Italian seasoning doesn't have salt added!)
Prosciutto torn into pieces in a bowl
Prosciutto torn into pieces (about 1 cup)

Optional add-ons for serving:

Related recipe: Stuffed Pizza

Equipment needed

Pizza dough tips:

→ If using store-bought pizza dough, make sure to read these tips for making great pizza with store-bought dough.

→ If making your own yeast dough, make sure to MEASURE THE WARM WATER TEMPERATURE with a thermometer. If the water is too hot, it will kill the yeast and the dough will not rise. If the water  is too cold, it will not activate the yeast. Make sure to use Rapid Rise Yeast, not just active dry yeast.

→ You can also use 2-ingredient pizza dough for this recipe! Scale up the recipe to use 2 cups of flour. Or use naan bread for pizza crust as I do in my naan shrimp pizza!

→ Rolling out the pizza dough: You can make one large pizza (in a 12x17-inch baking sheet), or 2 smaller pizzas using this recipe. I like rolling and stretching the dough directly in a shallow 12x17-inch baking sheet for less mess. You can also roll it out on a lightly floured surface and transfer to the baking sheet. You can divide the dough ball in half, roll both out, and transfer to your smaller baking sheets. Do whatever works best for you!

Instructions

Cooking tip: The pizza dough needs 10 minutes to rest, so you can gather all the pizza topping ingredients while it rests to save you time!! 

Step 1: Preheat oven to 425F (or follow the instructions on the store-bought pizza dough, if using that) If using a pizza pan, follow the manufacturer's instructions for how to prepare it (i.e. cornmeal, oil). If using a baking sheet, line a large baking sheet (12x17-inch) or 2 medium-large baking sheets (13x9-inch) with parchment paper and spray or brush with oil.

Step 2: If using store-bough pizza dough, follow the instructions for how to roll and bake it. If making pizza dough, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl, and mix together. Add the warm water and olive oil. Stir with a fork until a shaggy dough forms, then use your hands to roll it into a ball.

collage of steps to make pizza dough

Step 3: Knead the dough for 4 minutes. Cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes in a warm spot. Gather all the pizza toppings while the dough is resting.

collage of homemade pizza dough rising

Step 4: Place the dough in the middle of the prepared baking sheet and roll it out. Then use your hands to stretch it out as needed to fill up most of the baking sheet and make a thinner dough. If you want to make 2 smaller pizzas, divide the dough in half first, then roll it out and place onto the baking pans. Use your hands to stretch it out as needed.

Pizza dough rolled out in a pan

Step 5: Top the pizza crust with pizza sauce, slices of fresh mozzarella, pieces of prosciutto, and shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano. Sprinkle with dried oregano.

Collage of 2 photos for how to add toppings to pizza dough

Step 6: Bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust puffs up a little and turns golden brown around the edges and the cheese is melted. Remove from heat, sprinkle with your favorite pizza add-ons, and enjoy!

Baked prosciutto pizza

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Prosciutto pizza cut into pieces
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Prosciutto Pizza

This prosciutto pizza can be made with the pizza dough recipe below, or with store-bought pizza dough. If using the dough recipe in this recipe, get started with the dough and then grab all the pizza toppings while the dough rests. Enjoy the prosciutto pizza with a drizzle of balsamic glaze!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 8
Author: Kate

Ingredients

For the pizza crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 package Rapid Rise Yeast (¼ oz) use Instant Yeast, not Active Dry Yeast
  • cup warm water between 120-130˚F measured with a thermometer
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil plus extra for brushing pan
For the pizza toppings:
  • ¼ - ½ cup pizza sauce (such as marinara), to taste
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella thinly sliced
  • 3-4 oz prosciutto (to taste), torn into smaller pieces
  • ½ - 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese to taste
  • ½ - 1 teaspoons dried oregano or Italian seasoning (make sure your Italian seasoning doesn't have salt added!)
Optional add-ons for serving:

Special equipment

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F (or as needed for store-bought pizza dough). If using a baking sheet, line a large baking sheet (12x17-inch) or 2 medium-large baking sheets (13x9-inch) with parchment paper and spray or brush with oil.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl, and mix together. Add the warm water and olive oil. Stir with a fork until a shaggy dough forms, then use your hands to roll it into a ball.
  • Knead the dough for 4 minutes. Cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes in a warm spot. Gather all the pizza toppings while the dough is resting.
  • Roll the dough out either in one large pizza, or divide in half and make 2 smaller pizzas. You can roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, or directly in a large baking sheet. Use your hands if needed to stretch the dough out thinner to fill out the baking pan.
  • Top the pizza crust with pizza sauce, slices of fresh mozzarella, pieces of prosciutto, and shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano. Sprinkle with dried oregano.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust puffs up a little and turns golden brown around the edges and the cheese is melted. Remove from heat, sprinkle with your favorite pizza add-ons, and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe notes and tips:
→ If using store-bought pizza dough, follow the instructions on the package for baking temperature and time.
→ If making your own yeast dough, make sure to MEASURE THE WARM WATER TEMPERATURE so the yeast gets activated but doesn't burn. Make sure to use Rapid Rise Yeast, not just active dry yeast.
→ Rolling out the pizza dough: You can make one large pizza (in a 12x17-inch baking sheet), or 2 smaller pizzas using this recipe. For a large pizza, I like rolling and stretching the dough directly in a shallow 12x17-inch baking sheet for less mess. For 2 smaller pizzas, divide the dough ball in half, roll both out on a lightly floured surface, and transfer to your smaller baking sheets (13x9-inches). Do whatever works best for you!
→ Use freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or similar sharp hard cheese. Use fresh mozzarella instead of low-moisture mozzarella for best flavor.
→ Try these other toppings: crumbled cooked bacon, baby spinach, baby arugula (add arugula after baking).

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal (18%) | Carbohydrates: 26g (9%) | Protein: 11g (22%) | Fat: 16g (25%) | Saturated Fat: 6g (30%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 29mg (10%) | Sodium: 503mg (21%) | Potassium: 99mg (3%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 229IU (5%) | Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) | Calcium: 150mg (15%) | Iron: 2mg (11%)

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