Thursday, January 31, 2008

Spinach Pizza

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings

1 package (6-1/2 ounces) pizza crust mix
1/2 cup Alfredo sauce
4 cups chopped fresh spinach
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend

Prepare pizza dough according to package directions. With floured hands, press dough onto a greased 12-in. pizza pan.

Spread Alfredo sauce over dough to within 1 in. of edges. Top with spinach, tomatoes and cheese. Bake at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

Tips and Tricks
I usually make my own pizza dough in my bread machine, but in the interest of time, I used a store bought Pillsbury crust. I prebaked it for 8 minutes at 400, per the directions on the label. Instead of using a premixed cheese blend, I topped the pizza with shredded Romano and mozzarella. I also used frozen spinach in place of fresh. Thaw it first and be sure to squeeze it dry. A potato ricer works great to really get all the moisture out.
Make It Healthier
Use reduced-fat Alfredo sauce and trans-fat free crust. Add veggies such as mushrooms or onions.
How Kids Can Help
Kids can press the dough into the pan and add the toppings.

1 comment:

Rapunzel said...

This looks delicious! I think I'll try it when Beren's kids are with us again, might be a good way to sneak some veggies into them! *wink*