Zucchini and Prosciutto Pizza | cookinginmygenes.com

Zucchini and Prosciutto Pizza

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pizza
Servings: 8 slices

This Zucchini & Prosciutto Pizza is the perfect way to celebrate the changing seasons. Crispy, salty prosciutto is paired with fresh zucchini, oregano and garlic for a delicious combination of flavours. An easy weeknight meal or perfect for sharing with friends!

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Ingredients

  • 425 g fresh, store-bought pizza dough usually this can be found in the bakery section or frozen section of your grocery store and may vary in size; one package of freshly-made dough will work
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 10 thin slices green zucchini
  • 10 thin slices yellow summer squash (aka yellow zucchini)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 slices prosciutto, torn in half
  • 250 g fresh mozzarella (or about 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella)
  • dried oregano and red chili flakes for garnish

Instructions

  1. **Remove the pizza dough from the fridge and leave on the counter, covered with a tea towel for about 15 minutes before beginning**

  2. Pre-heat oven to 415F.

  3. Lay a piece of parchment paper on your counter and using a bit of flour, stretch or roll the pizza dough to an oval or rectangular shape, about 12-14 inches wide and 8 inches tall.

  4. Pick up the edges of each end of the parchment paper and move the stretched dough to the baking sheet.

  5. Using a spoon, spread 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil on the dough, then layer the garlic slices and sprinkle on the oregano, salt and pepper.

  6. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes and then remove to add the toppings.

  7. First layer on the zucchini slices, then fill in with the prosciutto and tear up the mozzarella and place over the entire pizza, putting toppings to the very edge of the dough. Drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil.

  8. Bake another 15-20 minutes, until cheese is golden and bubbling. (Oven's vary in baking time so your pizza may need a bit of extra time to bake or a bit less, depending on the dough you buy - just keep your eye on it!)

  9. Sprinkle with dried oregano and red chili flakes and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Equipment: large baking sheet