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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!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
25 mins
1 pizza


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Mix ricotta cheese, green onions, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Spread over pizza crust.

  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a cast iron skillet (large enough to hold the pizza crust) over medium heat. Gently place pizza crust with ricotta mixture into the skillet. Add bacon and Parmesan cheese and cook the bottom of the pizza for 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake until the top of the pizza begins to brown slightly, 7 to 8 minutes.

  • Carefully remove from the oven. Season with salt and pepper, scatter arugula over top, then drizzle with lemon juice, in that order. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes:

Sliced pepperoncini adds good flavor to the pizza, if that's your style.

You can substitute flatbread for the pizza crust if you want a lighter bite. You can also use a homemade thin crust instead of store-bought, if desired.

Place this pizza on your grill for an even better flavor experience.

Editor's Note:

The magazine version of this recipe may be slightly different than the online version. Please follow directions carefully for whichever version you are using.

Nutrition Facts

443 calories; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 33.1g; fat 23.9g; cholesterol 52.2mg; sodium 831.5mg. Full Nutrition