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Parmigiano Reggiano Pizza with Parma Ham

parmigiano reggiano pizza

Pizza with Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham, and Basil

This sophisticated take on cheese pizza lets the savory flavor of Parmigiano Reggiano shine. This pizza comes together quickly: Just grate the cheese, then finish with some quickly-torn greens, slices of silky Parma ham, and a generous glug of good olive oil. Use pre-made dough and it's the perfect no-fuss weeknight dinner.


  • Pre-made pizza dough
  • 3-4 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 4 ounces cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 2 handfuls of basil or spinach torn roughly
  • cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 6 slices Parma ham
  • 1 handful arugula leaves
  • ¼ cup shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Shape pizza dough (store-bought, or your favorite homemade recipe) into a thin, round base. Transfer to a pizza stone or baking tray.
  • Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce over the pizza base, leaving a small rim of sauce-free dough. Top with cherry tomatoes, small dollops of mascarpone, and a small handful of basil leaves. Sprinkle with the grated Parmigiano Reggiano.
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until golden and the base is cooked through. Top with arugula and the remaining basil.
  • Drizzle over a little olive oil and top with Parma ham and the shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. Grate over more Parmigiano Reggiano as desired.

This recipe is sponsored by the Consorzio Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Consorzio Parmigiano-Reggiano

The Consorzio for Parmigiano Reggiano is dedicated to educating cheese lovers around the world on why this historic, 900 year-old Italian cheese, made with only three ingredients, raw milk, salt, and rennet, is the undisputed King!

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