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