Arugula Pizza

MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Caitlin Lorenc

Consider adding arugula to your toppings on homemade pizza nights!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 handful arugula or kale or spinach per mini pizza
  • Homemade pizza crust or pre-made crust or english muffins
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Homemade or packaged pizza sauce
  • ½ cup of mozzarella cheese per mini pizza
  • Optional: other toppings; such as canned mushrooms and summer squash


  1. Wash your hands for 30 seconds with hot water and soap.
  2. Sanitize all food prep surfaces and cooking utensils.
  3. Rinse and scrub all produce.
  4. Line small baking sheet with tin foil and line with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Spread pizza sauce on crust.
  6. Add cheese and toppings.
  7. Top off with a handful of arugula.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese melts and arugula wilts, about 7-10 minutes.
  9. Cut into pieces and serve warm.

Serving Suggestion:

Fresh greens are usually available at your local farmers market from about May-October. You can also try to grow greens in your garden or a window box. Arugula also makes a great addition to salads, pasta dishes, omelets, and scrambled eggs.