Saturday, May 8, 2010

Green Pizza (Pizza With Spinach, Mushrooms, and Garlic)

I've been experimenting with pizza toppings again. This combination includes a green sauce of pureed spinach, garlic, red pepper flakes, and olive oil, with mushrooms (and more garlic) and parmesan cheese on top.

Yes, I do like garlic. Why do you ask?

1 batch pizza dough
9-10 button mushrooms, washed and diced
16 ounces frozen spinach, thawed
5 cloves of garlic, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing
dash red pepper flakes
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese

In a medium bowl, toss the diced mushrooms with 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

In a food processor, puree the frozen spinach with 3 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the red pepper flakes. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 500F.

Lightly brush a baking sheet with olive oil.

Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface, and transfer to the baking sheet.

Carefully spread the pureed spinach mixture over the pizza dough. Top with the mushrooms and parmesan cheese.

Bake at 500F for 6-12 minutes, monitoring carefully after the 6 minute mark.


Vegan Epicurean said...


Your pizza toppings sound wonderful and healthy! I particularly like the spinach base. Have you tried using a pizza stone before? If you like a crispy crust they are very useful.


sweetlife said...

i love pizza and this base is perfect..sometimes i want pizza but not such a heavy version, this base of spinach is great..thanks for sharing


Foodycat said...

Yum! I love spinach, I love mushrooms, this sounds gorgeous!

Monica said...

What a delicious looking pizza. Spinach and mushrooms are a sublime combination!

Healthy. Happy. Well. said...

Great photos! I love spinach on pizza! The mushrooms are such a great addition.

Monet said...

I think you might want to open a pizza shop. My husband and I would make the drive up from the Springs for pies like these!

Monet said...

Gave this a try last night...and it was delicious. Thank you for sharing it!

Beatrice said...

Hi, Monet -- I'm so glad you liked it!

Sorry that comment moderation has been slow -- I was traveling and only just got home.

Anonymous said...

i think its very delicious food, and of low calories.