Help - lost spinach pizza recipe
Google isn't helping me out right now. I've lost a recipe for spinach pizza before I even tried it. The only thing I can remember is that is called for a 10oz pkg of frozen spinach and something like pub cheese. I purchased a tub of garlic cheese spread for the recipe. I know it didn't have tomato sauce. Does this sound familiar to anyone? It doesn't have to be the same recipe, just something that will help me use up the tub of garlic cheese. Thanks.
I make a nice pizza with sauteed spinach as the "sauce"....
Stretch your dough out.
Saute off a bag of washed spinach with a wedge or two of garlic, to your taste. Cook it low & slow to try to get as much water out as possible.
Dump the sauteed spinach out onto your cutting board, blot out excess water with paper towels, and mince finely with your chef knife.. Dont use a blender or food processor, it will make a runny mess. Mince in some oregano or whatever to your taste. Spread this on the dough, it's the "sauce".
Top with shredded mozz, asiago, feta, whatever you like. I guess you could try your cheese spread here.
Good black olives go well on top of the cheese, and another sprinkle of oregano.
Bake as usual.
Preheat oven and bake your pizza crust (either your own or a prepared dough e.g. Pillsbury crescent roll dough, perhaps a frozen pizza dough) * and bake until about half done (just beginning to brown)
Brush the crust with a tablespoon of good quality olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt.
Set aside ..... leave the oven on.
Over medium/low heat, cook about 1/3 cup of chopped green onion in 1 Tablespoon olive oil until it's nicely wilted.
(I'd prefer to use a large skillet for this but you can use a saucepan if you prefer)
Add a Tablespoon of chopped garlic and cook about 1 minute (careful not to brown).
Increase the heat to medium and add about half a pound of fresh spinach ( 10 ounce package of frozen spinach wil work) and cook until spinach is wilted (or for frozen, until the liquid in the spinach has evaporated - about 6 - 7 minutes)
Add about half a pound of pub cheese (your choice) and some herbs ((Basil, Oregano, Thyme) - Your choice) and stir constantly until all ingredients are well blended.
Spread the mixture over the hot pizza crust, top with some grated Mozzarella.
You could also use a blend of grated Mozzarella and Parmesan or even goat cheese if you prefer.
Return the pizza to the oven and bake an additional 5 - 6 minutes or until the cheeses have melted and the crust is nicely browned around the edges.
You could also put the pizza under the broiler for this past step but you've gotta watch it closely to prevent burning.
(*)"Boboli" crusts work too but they're pre-baked so you have to adjust the process.