Arugula Pizza Recipe with Balsamic Glaze

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This arugula pizza recipe is a little different than all of our other pizza recipes. It is made with homemade pizza dough for a perfect pizza crust, along with mozzarella and asiago cheese, and peppery arugula for a fresh kick. 

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Arugula Pizza Recipe with Balsamic Glaze

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Arugula Pizza Recipe Ingredients

This is the perfect pizza recipe for pizza night. It reminds you of an arugula salad with the addition of a delicious crispy crust and sweet balsamic glaze. You will need:

  • Pizza dough (here)
  • mozzarella cheese
  • balsamic glaze (here)
  • asiago cheese
  • fresh baby arugula 
  • extra virgin olive oil

You will also need a pizza oven. We love the Hans Grill Pizza Oven for use on the outdoor grill, or in the kitchen’s oven. We also love the RoccBox outdoor propane pizza oven (similar to an Ooni). You can find them online here:

roccbox pizza oven by Gozney

Preparing the Pizza for the Pizza Oven

All great pizza starts with the dough. We are using our homemade pizza dough recipe. This homemade dough recipe makes the best thin crust. You can use ours, or if you do not want to make your own dough you can opt for store-bought pizza dough. 

No matter which kind of pizza dough you use start by stretching the dough out and press towards the edges to form a crust. 

stretch homemade pizza dough

Use the back of your hands to stretch the dough a bit more before placing it down on a lightly floured pizza peel. 

hand stretch pizza dough

Place the fresh pizza dough on the pizza peel and add a swirl of balsamic drizzle. 

balsamic pizza

Then add about 1/3 cup of cubed mozzarella cheese. 

how to make arugula pizza with mozzarella

Next, drizzle the dough with olive oil. 

homemade pizza dough with mozzarella cheese and balsamic and olive oil

At this point, you will now place the pizza into the pizza oven. 

cook pizza in outdoor pizza oven, roccbox pizza oven

Making Arugula Pizza

The pizza bakes quickly in the RoccBox, so keep an eye on it. Remove the pizza when the crust has cooked to a golden brown and the cheese has melted nicely. 

melted mozzarella and balsamic glaze on pizza dough

Add the fresh arugula to the top of the pizza. 

fresh arugula on homemade pizza

Then add a little bit more balsamic glaze. 

balsamic glaze on pizza

Finish off the pizza with asiago cheese shavings. You can use shaved parmesan cheese if you’d like. 

asiago cheese on arugula pizza

Delicious Arugula and Balsamic Pizza

The heat from the pizza with the nutty flavor of arugula and sweet balsamic vinegar glaze is a game changer.

homemade arugula pizza with balsamic

The shaved cheese adds a great contrast of flavor. 

Arugula Pizza with crispy crust cut into four pieces

FAQs and Variations

You can always adjust a recipe to your own personal preference. Doing this may yield different results.

Can I make a different kind of white pizza with arugula?

Yes, in place of the aged mozzarella cheese, you can use fresh mozzarella and ricotta if you’d like. 

Can I add other toppings to this arugula pizza?

Of course. Fresh cherry tomatoes are a great choice and salty prosciutto is always a great option. You can also try adding creamy goat cheese on top of the arugula.

Arugula Pizza Recipe with Balsamic Glaze

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Arugula Pizza Recipe with Balsamic Glaze

Arugula Pizza Recipe with Balsamic Glaze

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This arugula pizza recipe is made with homemade pizza dough for a perfect pizza crust, along with peppery arugula and balsamic glaze.


  • pizza dough
  • mozzarella cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh baby arugula
  • balsamic glaze


  1. Stretch out pizza dough to form a crust. Use homemade pizza dough or store bought
  2. Drizzle the dough with balsamic glaze
  3. Top with cubed mozzarella cheese
  4. Cook in the pizza oven until gold brown
  5. Top with fresh arugula and more balsamic glaze
  6. Add shaved asiago cheese


There are no set ingredients measurements because we are using our homemade dough recipe which makes. 8 pizzas.

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