Homemade Pizza — Mortadella and Kumquats

Homemade Pizza — Mortadella and Kumquats

There’s not too much tastier than gourmet pizza recipes — except, maybe, a super simple six-ingredient stunner like this. Crispy crust showcases the brilliant colors and killer taste of an anything-but-everyday combo of easy-to-find ingredients. Serve as part of a brunch spread, as a delicious lunch, a quick Tuesday-night supper with soup, or in smaller pieces as a wonderful appetizer. (P.S. Dare you not to say “mortadella and kumquats” for the rest of the day!)

homemade pizza cooking information

  • Yield: About : 12 Slices
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 Minutes
mortadella pizza


homemade pizza recipe ingredients

  • 1 Pizza Dough (fresh or pre-made)
  • 10-12 Thinly Sliced Mortadella
  • 6 Kumquats, Thinly Sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • Baby Arugula
  • Olive Oil

homemade pizza recipe instruction

  1. Preheat your oven to the temperature directed for your pizza dough.
  2. Prepare your ingredients: Finely mince your garlic cloves and slice your kumquats (rind and all).
  3. Lightly drizzle a cookie sheet with olive oil. Then, drizzle olive oil over your pizza dough and rub the fresh garlic into the dough.
  4. Bake the dough according to directions, until it is golden brown and crispy.
  5. Once the dough is finished cooking and still hot, casually shingle your mortadella onto the crust, leaving a crusty edge.
  6. Next, top generously with the baby arugula and finally, the thinly-sliced kumquats.
  7. Slice, serve hot and enjoy!

homemade pizza tips and tricks

  • Mortadella is the Italian version of bologna, often with pistachios and peppercorns throughout. You can find it at most deli counters and specialty markets. Boar’s Head makes a delicious mortadella.
  • Kumquats are in season during the winter, and easily can be found in the everyday grocery store at this time. They look like a tiny hybrid between a lemon and an orange and are super tart. You eat them rind and all. If you can’t find kumquats, you can always substitute fresh lemon juice or grapefruit segments.
  • I buy a pre-made pizza dough often for weeknight meals, but I also make fresh pizza dough too. I like to buy the fast active dry yeast (pizza dough specific) and just follow the recipe on the back of the packet. In 30 minutes I have fresh pizza dough that I can make thick or thin to my liking.

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