Monday, September 19, 2011

Mozzarella and Prosciutto Pizza

One thing my husband and I love to make are calzones. I got this adorable little calzone maker from Williams-Sonoma last year and for a while we were doing calzone night almost once a week! It also makes for a fun dinner party idea, just set out a bunch of different ingredients and let eveyone build their own calzone.

Anyway, I had some left over prosciutto from a recent calzone night and I wanted to find a new recipe so I could use it up. My husband loves eating prosciutto but I've never been a big fan, which I guess is a good thing considering the price per pound on this stuff. After searching around I came across a Pioneer Woman recipe that called for prosciutto and fresh mozzarella....and it sounded delicious! I edited it a little bit to suit our tastses...I added a little bit of my white sauce as a base and also added in garlic. I was really suprised there was no garlic in the original recipe, I really think it enhanced the flavor!


Ingredients
-1 whole pizza crust (I cheated and  used Pillsbury dough)
-2 tablespoons EVOO
 -2 cloves minced garlic
-1/3 cup heavy cream (you can sub fat free half & half here to cut down on some of the calories)
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 10 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
-4-6 slices of prosciutto, cut into strips or desired size
-1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, heat the EVOO and cook the minced garlic for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add the heavy cream, garlic powder, and garlic salt. When cream is heated, add 1/4 cup of the Paremsan and cook until fully melted. Simmer to thicken, about 5-6 minutes
3. Pour white sauce over pizza dough, top with mozzarella cheese and prosciutto. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is metled.


Adapted from: Pioneer Woman

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