Pesto Pizza with Burrata Prosciutto & Microgreens

Crusty Pesto Pizza with prosciutto, microgreens, and fresh cool creamy burrata cheese. This simple Italian grilled pizza is a masterpiece of simplicity!

Grilled Pesto Pizza with burrata, prosciutto, and micorgreens #pizza #grilled #italian

Oh my word, guys. This pizza…

I could eat this pizza all day long. All year long, even.

This is the perfect pizza to showcase in our Estate d’Italia (Summer of Italy) because it’s so simple, yet so extremely divine.

The combination of the intense herby pesto, the salty prosciutto, fresh peppery microgreens, and the silky decadent burrata cheese is almost more than I can bear.

We will be making this pesto pizza for years to come, and every time we make it, I’m going to think back to our trip to Italy and release a deep guttural sign of delight and longing.

Making Grilled Pesto Pizza with burrata, prosciutto, and micorgreens #pizza #grilled #italian

The keys to making really good Italian-style pizza is to use fresh ingredients, roll the crust very thin, and cook over extremely high heat.

I find it’s easier to replicate an authentic wood-burning pizza oven, with my grill, rather than in my oven.

I put a large baking stone over the grill grates and crank up the heat as high as it will go. Sometimes it takes 20-30 minutes of preheating to get the grill up to 700+ degrees F, but it’s worth the wait.

Pesto Pizza with burrata, prosciutto, and micorgreens #pizza #grilled #italian

In such high heat, it takes sheer minutes for the crust to bubble and blister, with that slightly charred bottom that makes classic Napoli-style pizza such a treat.

Then the burrata is added at the end for a hot and cold amalgamation of pesto pizza perfection.

I’m telling you, one pizza is not going to be enough to satisfy. You better double this recipe. Or triple it.

It’s molto deliziosa!

Simple Grilled Pesto Pizza with burrata, prosciutto, and micorgreens #pizza #grilled #italian

Make sure to follow along on our Instagram Feed to see what we’re doing in Italy this week.

Arrivederci, il mio amico!


Yield: 3-4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes (active time)

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Pesto Pizza


  • 1 pizza dough ball (homemade or frozen-thawed)
  • 1 Tb. olive oil
  • 1 Tb. cornmeal
  • 3 Tb. basil pesto
  • 4-5 slices prosciutto
  • 1 ounce microgreens, any variety
  • 8 ounce ball of burrata cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper


  1. Place the pizza dough ball in a large oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow it to rise until double in size, 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
  2. Place a large baking stone over the grates of your grill and preheat the grill on high. It's important that the stone is extremely hot before placing the pizza on it. Roll out the pizza dough into a thin 13 inch circle. Sprinkle a flat baking sheet with cornmeal and place the pizza crust on top. (The cornmeal helps the pizza crust to slide off the baking sheet.)
  3. Spread pesto over the surface of the pizza crust, then top it with torn pieces of prosciutto. Once the grill reaches at least 600 degrees F, shake the baking sheet to loosen the pizza crust and slide it onto the baking stone. Cover and grill for 2-5 minutes. Check your pizza after 2-3 minutes. If the grill is really hot, it will cook extremely fast. You don't want to burn the bottom!
  4. Use a large spatula to loosen the pizza and move it back onto the baking sheet. Then top it with microgreens, generous dollops of cold burrata, and fresh cracked pepper. Cut and serve warm!

NOTE: You can achieve similar results at the highest temperature in your oven. Yet, grills usually can reach higher temperatures than ovens, making this cooking method more like a wood-burning pizza oven.

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22 Responses to “Pesto Pizza with Burrata Prosciutto & Microgreens”

  1. #
    Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake — July 2, 2014 @ 6:21 am

    Ah, this is right up my alley! YUM! Thanks for sharing :D


  2. #
    Tieghan — July 2, 2014 @ 6:30 am

    Such a great looking pizza, Sommer! Have fun on your travels!


  3. #
    Jenny Flake — July 2, 2014 @ 6:33 am

    Great flavors for a pizza! Want!!


  4. #
    Aimee @ Simple Bites — July 2, 2014 @ 7:03 am

    I remember the pizza in Italy being out of this world. Creating it at home is the next best thing!


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    Julie @ Table for Two — July 2, 2014 @ 7:04 am

    Love grilled pizzas!! This one looks perfect!


  6. #
    Maria — July 2, 2014 @ 7:43 am

    Love pesto on pizza!


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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — July 2, 2014 @ 7:46 am

    Totally drooling over this pizza, Sommer!


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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — July 2, 2014 @ 8:04 am

    ok, can I first tell you how jealous I am that you are in Italy?!!! How fun!!! and this pizza is perfection. . esp with the burrata cheese . . yummm!!


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    Heather Christo — July 2, 2014 @ 8:23 am

    totally delicious!! I could eat the whole thing myself!


  10. #
    Marly — July 2, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    I can tell your visit abroad has had an impact! A few tweaks here and there and this would be a great vegan pizza too. Thanks for the inspiration!


  11. #
    Amanda — July 2, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    Looks amazing, definitely craving this now :)


  12. #
    Marla Meridith — July 2, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

    Loving this summery pizza recipe!


  13. #
    Gaby — July 2, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

    This pizza is calling my name!


  14. #
    Angie — July 3, 2014 @ 6:26 am

    This pizza looks so good, hope you guys are having a blast in Italy!


  15. #
    EVA — July 3, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    My cup of tea :) Just returned from Puglia and Tuscany – happy to read you travel around Italy as well :)


  16. #
    Christine at Cook the Story — July 3, 2014 @ 7:25 am

    This looks phenomenal! Hope you’re having an amazing time!


  17. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — July 3, 2014 @ 8:04 am

    This pizza looks delcious! I’m a little envious of your trip :)


  18. #
    Meredith — July 3, 2014 @ 10:22 pm

    This is my kind of pizza! So delicious!


  19. #
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — July 4, 2014 @ 7:56 am

    Making this for my family soon!


  20. #
    Shaina — July 15, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    This is simply gorgeous. I love the burrata on top.


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    Terry — August 25, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    Can you use something else other than micro greens? Not sure I cans find this at my local market.


    • Sommer — August 26th, 2014 @ 5:36 am

      Arugula or watercress are good options!


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