Monday, June 4, 2012

Weeknight Dinner: Spinach White Pizza

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For John's first weekend home, we celebrated with this delicious pizza.  Friday nights are always pizza nights in our house; I like to use whatever is in the refrigerator at the time so it usually consists of sauce, cheese, and random toppings that could range from caramelized onions to a cup of pulled pork.  I made a special trip for this pizza though because I wanted to welcome John home in style.

He loves spinach so it was an easy decision to make white pizza.  Another reason to make white pizza?  I had lots of leftover ricotta from my eggplant parmesan.  It was pre-spiced thanks to my "student", and by that I mean it was filled with red pepper flakes.  I froze it on purpose knowing that John would be all over spicy cheese!

I wasn't wrong.  He walked through the door and his eyes lit up.  You made PIZZA!  Yes, I did make pizza.  And then after one bite, I think he was wondering who his girlfriend had turned into after these last few months.  Did I finally love spices?  Sorry to disappoint, I spilled the real reason for our spicy white pizza but by that point he didn't care.  He was just so happy:  to be done moving, to be home, and to have a spicy dinner waiting for him.  That's my boyfriend; he likes the simple things in life.
Spinach White Pizza
Serves: 4
1 pizza dough
1/3 cup ricotta
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups baby spinach
6 ounces mozzarella, shredded

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Roll out the pizza dough onto a pizza pan.  In a small bowl, combine ricotta, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and oregano.  Set aside.  In a large skillet, heat olive oil over high heat.  Add garlic and stir constantly, so garlic does not brown.  Add spinach and lower heat to medium-low.  Let the spinach "wilt", tossing frequently.  After about 5 minutes, remove the spinach and evenly distribute over the ricotta.  Top with shredded mozzarella.  Bake 15-20 minutes until the crust is golden brown.  Serve immediately.

Until the next time my oven is on...


  1. this looks so fantastic!! I adore white pizza!!! Thanks for this recipe, enjoy your SITS day!


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  3. شركة نقل عفش بالرياض وجدة والدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
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