Ricotta, Bacon, and Arugula Skillet Pizza

Ricotta, Bacon, and Arugula Skillet Pizza

A creamy and savory pizza topped with fresh nutty flavored arugula and drizzled with a splash of fresh lemon juice. Perfect for a Friday night at home, by the fire with a glass of wine!

Active Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Yield
1

How to Make It

1. Step
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Step
Mix ricotta cheese, green onions, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Spread over pizza crust.
3. Step
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.
4. Step
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.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 4 eaches green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 store-bought thin pizza crust
  • 5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled, or more to taste
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch fresh arugula
  • 1 lemon, juiced

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