There is a local Italian restaurant that we love. Last Friday Mr. Mother Thyme and I had a much overdue date night. It seems anytime we get a chance to go out for dinner we always go there. We just love the ambiance and the food that we go back every chance we get.
We had a lovely dinner. I ordered my usual Lobster Ravioli that is topped with a delicious prosecco cream sauce (I am working on a recipe for that) which is just fabulous. As full as I get from ordering an appetizer and salad I seem to always have room to eat this entire dish.
Our first course was a delicious Arugula Pizza which was on the specials menu for the evening. It was fantastic. A thin crust pizza with prosciutto and goat cheese and topped with fresh arugula. I could have just eaten that and been satisfied.
I enjoyed the Arugula Pizza so much I recreated it. This is so similar to the one we enjoyed at the restaurant; perfect for a weeknight dinner.
In my recipe I used a simple store bought pizza dough. I make my own pizza dough often but for this I wanted to use a thin crust premade dough which really worked well, plus saves a little time. I topped the crust with a simple arugula pesto, shredded mozzarella, chopped prosciutto, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese. Once the pizza is baked, I sprinkle with fresh baby arugula leaves and drizzle with a balsamic reduction.
Hi I'm Jennifer! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm a busy mommy of twins and head chef of Casa de Dempsey. I love to cook using fresh ingredients with common items on hand for fresh and easy family friendly meals. Learn More