Mena's Prosciutto and Basil Pizza


This simple yet extremely flavorful pizza, topped with prosciutto and basil, makes a great change from the ordinary.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 pizza


  • 2 ounces prosciutto, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 refrigerated pizza crust

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 3 ½ tablespoons water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 8 leaves basil - stacked, rolled into a cigar shape, and thinly sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).

  2. Place prosciutto in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

  3. Lightly oil a pizza pan, baking sheet, or baking stone. Press pizza dough out onto the pan, spreading to the edges, but avoiding pulling the dough apart.

  4. Combine tomato paste, water, oregano, sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Spread an even layer over the dough. Reserve remaining mixture for use on another pizza. Sprinkle minced garlic over the sauce. Sprinkle 1/2 of the mozzarella on top, then the fried prosciutto, then the rest of the mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle sliced basil leaves over pizza.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese and crust are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Let pizza cool for 3 to 4 minutes, slice, and serve.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of tomato sauce. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

303 Calories
13g Fat
30g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 981mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 313mg 24%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 334mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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