Thursday, August 14, 2008

Green Pizza



When asked her favorite food, Maya will answer "green pizza" almost every time. This recipe is adapted from Tyler Florence's Spinach and Three Cheese Calzones. I usually just make one big pizza, but all my cookie sheets are at Mom's house, and for the ease of transferring raw pizza dough to the hot pizza stone in the oven, I made four smalls.

Green Pizza
2 T. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 oz. baby spinach, washed and dried
salt and pepper
15 oz. ricotta cheese
1/2 C. grated parmesan
1 C. shredded mozzarella
1 egg
1 ball pizza dough

marinara sauce


In a saute pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add spinach, season with s and p, and cook for about 3 minutes, til wilted. Transfer to a colander and squeeze out extra liquid- calzone filling should be fairly dry. Combine spinach, cheeses, and egg in a large bowl. Season again with s and p. Roll out the dough, place on a baking sheet, and top with spinach mix. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
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1 comment:

Summer said...

This was AWESOME! The girls devoured it...something they never do! THANK YOU!!!! Keep the recipes comin'