Friday, February 8, 2013

The Spinach Delight

My Favorite.

I first learned how to make pizza when I was in high school. I worked at the best pizzeria (it's now closed and I'm sad). No really, it was the BEST place for pizza! Pizza Works. Some of you probably have heard of it. It was legendary in Bothell (a suburb of Seattle). Why? It was one of the only Take and Bake places to get pizza. It was gourmet and when piled with all it's topping, it stood 3"-5" tall. I worked there for a few years until I got married, had kids, and moved out of the area. I would go back as often as I could to get one of the specials. One slice and I was full. I'm going to share my recipe, but you have to promise to try it out. And sometimes (not all the time) I use a pre-made crust.  My kids actually eat this pizza.

Spinach Delight

Put the ingredients on the crust in the order given. And be plentiful. There's nothing like a pizza that you don't get to taste all the ingredients in every bite.

Crust-Any kind. I like whole wheat with basil in it.

Sauce-Pesto. I love basil pesto, but sun-dried tomato is awesome too!

(Now the good stuff)

Handful of mozzerella cheese

Spinach covering every inch of the crust

Another handful of cheese


Black Olives


Roma Tomatoes (I slice them small, thin,  half slices)

Artichoke Hearts (I cut these thin lengthwise)

Mushrooms (The more the better)

Handfuls of mozzerella cheese (Yes, tons of cheese)

Top with Feta Cheese and sunflower seeds.

Garnish with a sprinkle of oregano.

Bake 400 degrees for about 15 minutes (or 165* internal temperature)

And Voila!  A meal that you will love. A salad and pizza combined. If you need a little meat, try adding some grilled chicken or italian sausage.