garlic & spinach white pizza

Thursday, September 27, 2012

You may have heard me say this before, I'm not the biggest fan of cooking.  I usually end up loosing track of time so I'm always scrambling last minute.  So, dinner must be easy to toss together with minimal prep.
I think this pizza recipe came from a Rachel Ray magazine my mom gave me years ago, but I'm not positive.  I ended up tweaking it to make it even easier on myself.
WARNING:  Made from scratch purists, shield your eyes.

  • Heaping tablespoon squeezable minced garlic
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • Refrigerated pizza dough (I use Pillsbury thin crust)
  • 1/2 bag of real bacon recipe pieces (about 5 tbs)
  • 10 ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded cheese (I use part-skim)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese (I use the lowfat version)
PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees.
Grease a baking sheet with 1 teaspoon olive oil and dust the pan with the cornmeal.  Unroll the refrigerated pizza dough, and stretch it over the baking sheet. 
While the dough is resting, add the spinach to a small skillet over medium heat and warm it up. Season the spinach with salt and pepper and then set aside.  Mix together the remaining olive oil with the minced garlic (you can add more or less oil and garlic depending on preference) and spread over the pizza dough. 
Top the dough with the spinach and ricotta.  Then toss on the bacon and mozzarella cheese.
BAKE for 15 minutes.  Then, lower temperature to 400 degrees and slide the pizza off the baking sheet directly onto the oven rack and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese browns (you know, don't burn the darn thing). 

Sorry for the lack luster photos.  I was HUNGRY, and didn't take time for beauty shots ;)
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  1. This looks delish!

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. Thanks! Now I have dinner planned for tonight. :)

  3. We make pizza once a week every week but I've never tried anything similar! Now I have too!

    Looks healthy and delicious

    Maria x

  4. No, look away! Store-bought crust, say it ain't so! LOL
    I don't think I've ever tried the tube crusts before. Probably easier to work with than the bags of fresh dough. I'll have to give it a whirl.

  5. Mmmmm this pizza looks absolutely delicious!!!!

  6. Oh my goodness that looks AMAZING!!! I want to have that tonight!! Thanks for sharing! I found you on thirtyhandmadedays!

  7. This pizza sounds delicious. Stopping by from 30 handmade days. Pinnging!

  8. my husband is the pizza baker at our house; i will pass along this recipe, cuz it looks DELISH! my mouth is watering just looking at the pics!!!

  9. This looks amazing! New fan here. I hope I can persuade you to come share on my Farm Girl Blog Fest:


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