Friday, November 5, 2010
Tis a time for pizza once again. The one thing I notice about thin crust is that it tends to bake up a little quicker than the regular thick. Means faster time less time I have to wait to eat. Yum! Anyway...This time around it's just simple ingredients. I didn't do any thing special with them. Just the usual sprinkle and spread evenly of fresh spinach and white mushroom slices. I reserved some of the fresh spinach so that I can place it on top after it's bake, so it'll have a mix of cooked and fresh. Another easy weeknight good eats.
Now I'm thinking about dessert pizzas? Even breakfast pizzas. Hmm...the ol' hamster wheel in my head is turning and turning and turning.
Serves 2-3 depending on pizza size
Spinach and Mushroom Pizza
1 homemade or pre-made pizza dough (recipe)
1/2 c marinara, pasta or your choice of pizza sauce.
3/4 c sliced white mushrooms
1 small bundle of fresh spinach (stems shortened)
1 1/2 c shredded mozzarella
extra virgin olive oil
Preheat your oven to 450˚F
On a lightly floured flat surface. Roll out the pizza dough to your designed size. Place the dough on a baking sheet.
Perforate the dough with a fork all around. Spread the marinara sauce evenly on top, then sprinkle 1 cup of the shredded cheese, follow by 2/3 of the fresh spinach and mushroom and the rest of the mozzarella. Drizzle a a little olive oil over and bake in the oven for roughly 10-15 minutes or until the crust has turned a light brown.
When the pizza is done take the rest of the fresh spinach and spread them on top.