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15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula and Hot Honey.


I’m not sure why, but starting Monday off with pizza just seems like the right thing to do. But then, when is pizza not the right thing to do, you know? And this pizza has plenty of arugula, so it’s basically like eating salad and bread.

Got to love the way my brain works sometimes. Sometimes being the keyword there…I would never wish my crazy brain on anyone.


In all seriousness, happy Monday, and welcome to the start of a new week! As you guys know, I am one of those annoying people who actually likes Monday and I have high hopes for the week ahead. My weekend was spent avoiding the snow, buying all the flowers I could, writing a fun Nine Favorite Things Post, doing some much needed organizing, and making recipes with you all on Instagram (loving Instagram right now!). Nothing overly exciting, but it was the perfect chill weekend, with not too much work.

I also spent some time doing a little online shopping, because I have some work events coming up and the only clothes I seem to own are leggings and sweaters. Well wait, I take that back. I have a few cute outfits that I pull out when I have meetings or events, but it’s time to add some new pieces. Also? I’ve decided online shopping is the most dangerous thing in the world. Especially when you know there’s free shipping and free returns. AND it’s even worse when the site remembers all your credit card info so that come checkout time you literally just have to push one button. There are zero steps to allow you to second guess your purchase. It’s a slippery slope…

You’ve been there, right?!?

15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula and Hot Honey | #pizza #quick #easy #recipe


For me, Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week. My inbox is full, I tend to try to pack in one too many photoshoots and or conference calls, and my writing projects get pushed into the night-time hours. This means dinner is the last thought on my mind. If I don’t cook during the day that means there are zero leftovers to eat.

Days like this are when I reach for these back pocket, pantry style recipes, that literally come together in minutes. This 15 minute pizza was actually inspired by a similar recipe that I have in the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook. The recipe in the book is much more summery. So I decided to make a more springy version and share it here on the blog.

15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula and Hot Honey | #pizza #quick #easy #recipe

15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula and Hot Honey | #pizza #quick #easy #recipe

This pizza (and the one in the book) are truly one of my favorite go-to, easy, quick and healthy..ish recipes.

When time allows, I’m all about making a full-on homemade pizza…prepping the dough the night before, and assembling the next day. But let’s just be real honest here, I am not that organized all the time. There are days when I need pizza, but don’t have dough. So, what’s my solution?

A whole wheat tortilla.

And yes, I promise it is so good and even tastes like real deal thin crust pizza.

The secret? A cast iron skillet, which is kind of my secret weapon in the kitchen, but that’s another story.

15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula and Hot Honey | #pizza #quick #easy #recipe

The trick is to add the tortilla to a super hot skillet. The hot skillet makes the tortilla puff a bit and get extra, extra crisp on the bottom. While it’s still on the stove, you’ll add all the toppings to the tortilla, and then transfer it to the oven for a minute or two to melt everything together.

It’s less than a ten-minute process, and you’re left with a delicious, pretty authentic, tasting pizza. It’s kind of like magic.

For my toppings, I used crushed tomatoes, plenty of herbs, provolone, artichokes, and pepperoni (omit if vegetarian). I wanted to keep the toppings simple and classic. When the pizza comes out of the oven, finish it off with a ton of arugula, basil, and a good drizzle of hot honey. I LOVE a pizza topped with arugula. And the hot honey is the perfect special touch that takes the pizza from good to addictingly delicious.

Now, I know Mondays are often all about salads. But oddly, I’ve never been one to follow along with what everyone else is doing. So let’s do our own thing, and make Monday night pizza. And remember, you can totally tell yourself it’s like eating a salad, because again, do you see all those greens on top?

SALAD PIZZA. Enough said.

15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula and Hot Honey | #pizza #quick #easy #recipe

If you make this 15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula and Hot Honey be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula and Hot Honey

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 383 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Hot Honey


  • 1. Preheat the broiler to high with a rack in the top third of the oven.
    2. In a large oven-safe skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over high heat. When it shimmers, add the tortilla to the skillet. Sprinkle with herbs, spread on the tomatoes, add the provolone cheese, artichokes, and pepperoni. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the mozzarella. 
    3. Transfer the skillet to the oven and broil for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling—watch closely, this will cook fast! Remove from the broiler and carefully slide the pizza out of the skillet onto a plate. 
    4. Top with arugula, red pepper flakes, and a drizzle of hot honey (below). 

Hot Honey

  • 1. Stir together the honey and chili paste in a small bowl. 
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15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula and Hot Honey | #pizza #quick #easy #recipe

Trust me you will not regret making this pizza apart of your Monday night.

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  1. 5 stars
    Totally made this and LOVED it, but I had to make a few modifications. I didn’t have pizza dough OR tortillas, so I used naan. And, I’m lazy, so I used hot honey from Honeyville outside of Durango, Colorado. So tasty. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hey Erin!
      Happy Sunday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was a winner:)

  2. This is truly the best! We love a thin, crispy crust. I have incorporated this into our weekly meals!

  3. These things are divine! Just finished dinner and my middle-aged son, aka pizzaholic, was totally impressed. The crustiness and layers make this a great meal. So glad you fixed the recipe – I did have a “moment” – surrounded by hot burners and melting cheese, when the question of adding the crushed tomatoes when unanswered!!! It ended well and many thanks for ALL your divine recipes!

  4. These recipes look great!! You have such great food styling skills. I made a pasta recipe you had on your blog a few weeks ago – loved it. Also, re the lemon comment of a few weeks ago (why do you always use lemons?!) – please keep using them in your recipes.

    1. Thank you so much Robin! I am so glad you liked the pasta recipe and hope you love this one as well! I use lemons because I love the flavor they contribute to the dish!

    1. So sorry about that. recipe is fixed. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Love the idea of Monday night pizza and then of course pizza for Tuesday morning breakfast. I could eat pizza any time of the day because it is so satisfying, especially this pizza you just posted. The recipe looks so simple which for me is perfect at the beginning of the work week. What an interesting concept to drizzle with hot honey.

    1. Thank you so much Kristy! I am so glad you like this pizza and hope you continue to love the recipes on my blog!

  6. I will definitely try this…. honestly never occurred to me to use a large tortilla as a pizza base! I am all over the hot honey too! Thank you!