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Fennel Pizza with Prosciutto, Gorgonzola, and Hot Honey

This fennel pizza is a refreshing departure from your typical pepperoni and red sauce pie. Gorgonzola and fennel create a delicious balance of flavor, which is deepened by salty prosciutto. And a drizzle of chile-infused honey ties it all together with a surprising, sweet-hot twist.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: Fall Pizza, fennel, gorgonzola cheese, hot honey, marinara sauce, Pizza recipe, prosciutto
Makes: 1 (12-inch) pizza


  • 1 (14 to 16-ounce) ball pizza dough
  • cup super-easy marinara sauce
  • 2 ounces sliced prosciutto torn or chopped into bite-size pieces
  • ½ small bulb fennel very thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese pinched into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh fennel fronds
  • 1 tablespoon hot honey (chile-infused honey, such as Mike's Hot Honey), or to taste*


  • Preheat the oven to 500°F (if using a baking sheet) or as high as it will go (if using a baking stone/steel; place the stone/steel in the oven before you start preheating).
  • Stretch or roll out your dough to a 12-inch circle, then transfer it to an oiled baking sheet or a floured pizza peel (if using a baking stone/steel).
  • Spread the marinara sauce on the dough, leaving a ½-inch border of dough all around. Scatter on the prosciutto, then the fennel. Season with a pinch of salt and a grind or two of black pepper, and top with the Gorgonzola.
  • Transfer the pizza to the oven and bake until the crust is golden and the cheese has browned in spots, 8 to 10 minutes on the baking sheet, 6 to 8 minutes on the baking stone/steel.
  • Take the pizza out of the oven. Sprinkle it with the fennel fronds, then drizzle with hot honey to taste. (To prevent globs of honey, pour some honey into a small ramekin, microwave it for a few seconds or until it's liquefied, then use a fork or spoon to drizzle it onto the pizza.) Slice and serve.


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