There are a few things that come to mind for me when I think of  Thanksgiving…

Gathering family and friends around the table to share a beautiful meal…

The NFL game…

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…

My mom’s sweet potato soufflé…

Pizza on Wednesday night for supper….

arugula pizza

Yep, that’s right.  Pizza.  With all the cooking that goes on in preparation for the big meal on Thanksgiving Thursday the last thing I feel like doing it cooking supper on Wednesday night.  So, whether we make it ourselves or have it delivered, pizza is one of our Thanksgiving traditions.

arugula pizza

We have lots of combinations when it comes to pizza night, but this one is truly one of my favorites.  The peppery flavor of arugula along with the salty, nutty parmesan are a perfect combination set atop a multigrain crust.

Arugula Pizza

Your favorite pizza crust–I always have a few bags of Whole Foods multigrain pizza dough in my freezer for occasions when I’m not making my own.

2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing on crust

freshly squeezed lemon juice from half a lemon

1 clove garlic, minced

salt and pepper

3-4 cups arugula

parmesan cheese

arugula pizza

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Press the dough out to your desired shape and place on bottom side of pizza pan (makes for a crisper crust) or pizza stone.  Brush crust with extra virgin olive oil.  Place crust in oven and bake for 1-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

arugula pizza

While crust is baking make your vinaigrette.  In a mason jar or small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper.  Toss with arugula until lightly coated.

arugula pizza

When crust has finished baking remove from oven and immediately top with arugula and parmesan.

arugula pizza

What are your some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?

Alison

7 Responses to Arugula Pizza

  1. YES! We have pizza every Wednesday night before Thanksgiving! Easton will love this pizza! (So will his mama!)

  2. Lori L says:

    This sounds yummy. Maybe my “I don’t like pizza.” son will like this one since it’s more like a salad on bread…both of which he likes.

    I was wondering if you’ll be posting what you will be cooking up for Thanksgiving?

  3. Lori L says:

    I just found this recipe and wanted to share because it sounds SO good~ http://www.teaandcookiesblog.com/2010/11/stuffed-pumpkin-with-panade-had-to-share.html

    • Alison says:

      Lori–I’ve made something sort of like that with butternut squash stuffing it with wild rice and portobellos. Yum!

  4. Nichole says:

    After all of the turkey I’ve eaten over the past two days, I could reach through the internet and hug you for this recipe!

    I’m pretty sure I would be unwilling to share this pizza with my family. :)

    • Alison says:

      It’s pretty good. 😉 The first time I made it I had to put it away before eating the whole thing…LOVE arugula.

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