Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto, Corn and Arugula Pizza

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All good things must come to an end.




I hate to be a cliche, but it’s true. My staycation has sadly come to an end and I have to go back to work. Don’t get me wrong.  I like my job.  I just LOVE vacation so much more!  Don’t you?




There’s a lot to be said for no alarm clocks, hanging out in your jammie jams all day, and doing what you want when you want.

So I’m easing back into things slowly.  We are so not doing anything complicated here today.




We’ll just sit back with some pizza and ease our way into this Monday.




We’re just going to throw a salad on top of the pizza and call it a day.




Happy Monday, y’all!




I hope your Friday comes again soon!  Cheers!


Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto, Corn and Arugula Pizza

Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto, Corn and Arugula Pizza


  • 1 ball pizza dough (I got BOGO at Publix and didn't love it so use your favorite)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups prepared tomato sauce
  • 3 onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 6 thin slices of prosciutto torn into 2 inch pieces
  • 8 ounces mozzarella, sliced
  • 4 - 5 ounces ricotta
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups arugula
  • 2 ounces shaved parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic fig glaze or reduction (I used a store bought one, but you can make your own with these instructions: (…-fig-reduction/)


  1. Melt butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat
  2. Add onions, cover and let steam for about 5 minutes, uncover, reduce heat to medium low and cook until caramelized to desired color, stirring often, about 20 -30 minutes
  3. Grill the corn directly on grate or on a stove-top grill pan until charred, turning every minute or so for about 5 minutes, cool and cut from the cob
  4. Preheat oven to 450
  5. Stretch pizza dough over a pizza stone or on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray
  6. Add sauce
  7. Top with torn prosciutto, then corn, mozarella, caramelized onions, ricotta, and Italian seasoning
  8. Bake until crust is golden and crispy and the cheese is melted an bubbly, 15 - 20 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and top with arugula, shaved parmesan, and balsamic fig glaze
  10. Slice and serve
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Caramelized onion instructions adapted from Smitten Kitchen.

Note:  Jennifer is obsessed with putting corn on pizza and I liked it.  Chris found it to be too sweet, but liked the balance after adding some Texas Pete.

Note: Roasted garlic would also be a delicious to spread over the crust before adding the sauce.  I used homemade sauce that I made with roasted tomatoes and roasted garlic, so I didn’t add more.

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36 Responses to Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto, Corn and Arugula Pizza

    • Thanks Gayle! Jennifer keeps pushing the corn on me so I thought we should try it! 🙂

  1. Pizza is one of my favorite things to eat. This one looks amazing. Love the arugula and prosciutto! Pinning!

  2. I’m about to start a staycation of my own, and my couch + this pizza = good times. The caramelized onion paired with the corn and arugula sounds so tasty. Not to be greedy, but I don’t want to share this pizza with anyone else. All for me!

    • I’m so jealous! My staycation is over and yours is about to start. Enjoy! I won’t tell if you hang on the couch and don’t share!

  3. I, for one, LOVE salad on my pizza. First tried that at CPK years ago and have been a fan ever since. And yours looks so fresh and delicious with all that extra cheese!!

  4. The day before the last day of vacation is the hardest because I know that the end is imminent. By the last day, I have reached the acceptance stage, and I’m in the getting back to real life mode. This pizza looks great! And I can feel good about eating a pizza because it is loaded with lots of greens.

  5. I really shouldn’t catch up on my blogs that I follow while I am hungry…I am seriously about to ditch dinner and go buy the stuff to make this pizza! It looks perfect! I love putting arugula on pizza – it brings so much peppery freshness!

    • It’s kind of like grocery shopping when you are hungry! It happens to me all the time!

  6. I love a pretty pizza loaded with yummy greens! The arugula, caramelized onions and corn sound incredible! I’ll bet the prosciutto and balsamic add so much wonderful flavor too! Totally delicious!

  7. We planted arugula a couple of years ago, and the stuff has grown like wildfire. Seriously, it’s taken over an entire bed in our garden now. I have enough arugula for a small army. I’m actually planning on using it on pizza, too…but this corn idea totally intrigues me. I might need to give it a shot! Sorry your staycation has ended…but at least you have pizza. And pizza makes everything better.

    • Yes! Pizza does make everything better. I’m loving arugula so much right now I think I’ll plant some too! How exciting that it grows so well! I’m totally motivated. I can’t take credit for the corn idea – Jennifer is obsessed and sort of forced it on me. Try it and let me know what you think!

    • Do it! I can’t wait to see what in the world is involved with a GiGi Approved PIZZA! 🙂 Please don’t get any more hives!

  8. I love everything about this pizza, and this one is the perfect way to “ease” back to reality. Or you could do what I would do, take this entire pizza into your walk in closet, devour the whole thing and hide from life and eat your feelings. lol 🙂 For real though, this looks delish! Love.It! Oh, and welcome back to responsibilities. (they still suck)

    • OMG! Come on over! I’ll totally share my closet and pizza with you and we can hide from sucky responsibilities! 🙂

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