Skillet Arugula Pizza
3 Cups Ricotta Cheese
5 Green Onions, Sliced Diagonally
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 Store-Bought Thin Pizza Crust
5 Slices Cooked Bacon, Crumbled, Or More To Taste (Optional)
½ Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
Sea Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste
1 Bunch Fresh Arugula
1 Lemon, Juiced
Step 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 2 Mix ricotta cheese, green onions, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Spread over pizza crust.
Step 3 Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Place pizza crust with ricotta mixture in the skillet; add bacon and Parmesan cheese and cook the bottom of the pizza, 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 4 Leave pizza in the skillet and place in the preheated oven to bake until top of pizza begins to brown slightly, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove pizza from the oven carefully, top with salt and pepper, arugula, and a drizzle of lemon juice, in that order. Serve warm.
Notes: Sliced pepperoncini adds good flavor to the pizza, if that’s your style. You can substitute flatbread for the pizza crust if you want a lighter bite. You can also use a homemade thin crust instead of store-bought, if desired. I add about ½ cup of Kalamata Olives to mine and skip the bacon.