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Irresistible Brie, Prosciutto, Arugula And Date Pizza

Step into a world of culinary delight where the ordinary pizza transforms into an extraordinary masterpiece. Brace yourself for an exploration of flavors as we unravel the magic behind combining the creamy indulgence of brie, the tantalizing allure of prosciutto, the peppery zest of arugula, and the sweet surprise of dates. Get ready to embark on a journey that will forever change your perception of what a truly exceptional pizza can be.

Why is this Date Pizza The Perfect Dinner For Third Trimester Moms

Congratulations, you made it to the end of pregnancy and you are probably starting to think about your upcoming due date. So many moms ask me if there is anything they can do to protect their health at the end of pregnancy and prep for their baby’s delivery. And one of the best answers lies in nutrition. This pizza is a culinary delight – but it is also so beneficial to mamas to be for three reasons.

1. This Pizza Is High In Protein – Which Helps Prevent Preterm Birth

There is something all moms need to know. Currently, about 10% of babies are born premature. But did you know nutrition could dramatically reduce the number of babies born before they are ready?

It’s true. Research has found that when women recieve the right nutrition, the prematurity rate can be brought all the way down to 2%. One of the largest contributing factors – whole food protein. The interesting thing here, is that protein on it’s own, for example, a protein shake, does not have the same effect as a protein from actual food. Check out our childbirth class for more information about nutrition that build a healthy pregnancy.

But as for this pizza – it has nearly 30 g of protein in a slice. So if you eat just two slices you’re more than halfway to your third trimester goal of 100-120 grams of protein a day! Pat yourself the back for that.

2. Arugula And Leafy Greens Support Baby’s Development

During the third trimester of pregnancy, a well-balanced diet is crucial for the development of the baby. Arugula and other leafy greens are rich in essential nutrients that can positively impact the baby’s development. These greens are excellent sources of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals such as calcium and iron. Vitamin A is essential for the development of the baby’s vision, immune system, and organs. Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron and supports the development of healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin K is vital for blood clotting and bone metabolism. Calcium helps in the development of strong bones and teeth, while iron is crucial for the production of hemoglobin and the prevention of anemia in both the mother and the baby.

3. Dates Can Help Your Cervix Ripen

If you’ve ever wondered if there is something you can do to encourage your labor to start in a timely manner around your due date and help your labor be a bit shorter you may be surprised to find out that eating dates can actually help.

Research published in reputable journals such as the  Journal of Midwifery & Reproductive Health and the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that moms who eat 6 dates a day the last 4 weeks of pregnancy enjoyed many surprising benefits, such as being:

  • less likely to need an induction 
  • less likely to have their water break before labor started.
  • more dilated than moms who didn’t eat dates when they arrived at the hospital.
  • fewer other interventions throughout labor
  • lower c-section rate.

This pizza is made with 6 dates. It is a delicious and savory way to give your body a little boost for labor.

Let’s Make A Date Pizza Here’s What You Need To Do

I am not kidding when I say that this may be the easiest pizza you ever make. Now, I know some of you like to make your own pizza dough, if you do go ahead. But half the recipe, you don’t want a think crust today.

If you use store bought pizza like me, make sure to take it out of the package, halve it, drop one Tablespoon of oil into a bowl and let the dough rest for an hour or so so it is warm and stretchy when you go to make this pizza.

Once your dough is ready, simply spread it around a 10 inch oiled cast iron pan. Then add your Brie, Prosciutto, Chopped Dates And Mozzarella on top.

Toss the pizza in the oven and cook until that cheese is so ooey gooey creamy.

While the pizza is in the oven, grab your arugula and toss with 2T of balsamic glaze. This will give the sharp taste of arugula a sweet edge.

When the pizza comes out, layer the arugula on top. And – because what pizza doesn’t need a bit of parmesan, garnish a layer of parmesan cheese on top. Cut and serve and be amazed at how your non traditional pizza is one of the best meals you have ever had.

Irresistible Brie, Prosciutto, Arugula And Date Pizza

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  • 1 ball 1 Pizza Dough

  • 1 T 1 Olive Oil

  • 8 ounces 8 Brie

  • 6 whole 6 Chopped and Pitted Dates

  • 4 ounces 4 Prosciutto, torn into bit sized pieces

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Mozzarella Cheese

  • 2 cups 2 Packed Arugula

  • 2 T 2 Balsamic Glaze

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 Shaved Parmesan Cheese


  • Prepare your Pizza Dough. If you bought a ball of pizza dough, halve it and put the other half in the freezer for next time. Pour a Tablespoon of Olive Oil into a bowl and coat the sides. Place your pizza dough in bowl, cover and let sit for up to 90 minutes until it is room temperature and soft and stretchy.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • Oil your 10 inch cast iron pan and stretch your dough out so it fills the pan.
  • Remove the rind from the Brie, break it into pieces and spread out on top of the crust.
  • Slice the Prosciutto and add on top of the Brie.
  • Pit and chop your dates and add on top of the Prosciutto.
  • Sprinkle the Mozzarella cheese on top of the pizza.
  • Bake pizza for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • While pizza is in the oven, toss the Arugula with the Balsamic glaze.
  • Take pizza out of the oven. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add the Arugula and Balsamic glaze mix on top. Slice and eat!

Irresistible Brie, Prosciutto, Arugula And Date Pizza Conclusion

As we bring our culinary journey to a close, the enchanting symphony of flavors in our Brie, Prosciutto, and Date Pizza has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on your palate. The rich creaminess of brie, the savory elegance of prosciutto, and the sweet, caramelized notes of dates have united to create a pizza that transcends the ordinary. Whether shared with loved ones or savored in solitude, this recipe is an ode to the artistry of flavor and the joy found in every bite. May your culinary adventures continue, and may this pizza always hold a special place in your repertoire of delightful indulgences. Until our next gastronomic exploration, happy cooking!