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Tomato & Arugula Pizza

Author: Michelle De La Cerda


  • Pizza dough
  • Pizza sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella; sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Arugula
  • Egg (s)
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Roll out the dough ball to the desired thinness.
  2. Using a pastry brush, brush the edges or crust of the dough with olive oil.
  3. Take two hearty kitchen tablespoons of sauce and spread around the dough, stopping at the olive oil border.
  4. Evenly spread a handful of arugula over the sauce.
  5. Place the halved cherry tomatoes over the arugula.
  6. Then place the slices of fresh mozzarella between the halved tomatoes.
  7. In the very center, drop an egg.
  8. Sprinkle salt over the egg.
  9. Then sprinkle black pepper over the entire pizza.

Outdoor Pizza Oven

  1. Place the pizza in the oven, towards the back,  It will cook in about 2 minutes, but watch it, and half way through cooking, move it closer to the front of the oven.

Indoor Oven using Pizza Stone

  1. Or if using a pizza stone indoors: preheat the oven to 400° and allow the stone to preheat for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Assemble the pizza and slide it onto the stone in the oven.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until it has reached the desired doneness.