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Roasted Garlic and Spinach White Pizza Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Roasted Garlic White Pizza

After a long week, there's nothing like heading home to a delicious dinner and a glass of good wine. When I'm stressed out, I find cooking relaxing — especially if I'm making something like a roasted garlic white pizza.

Instead of a classic tomato sauce, this pizza is slathered with a paste made from roasted garlic. It's then topped with spinach, bacon, ricotta, and mozzarella. Talk about a scrumptious pie! To kick-start your weekend with this dish, get the recipe and

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Roasted Garlic-and-Spinach White Pizza

Roasted Garlic-and-Spinach White Pizza

Roasted Garlic and Spinach White Pizza Recipe 2009-10-22 15:46:25

Ingredients

12 cloves garlic, unpeeled
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon cornmeal
12 ounces refrigerated pizza dough
2 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
One 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
Salt and pepper
1 cup ricotta cheese
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°.
  2. Place the garlic on a sheet of foil; drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon water. Seal and bake until soft, about 30 minutes; let cool slightly.
  3. Squeeze the garlic cloves from their skins into a small bowl; add 2 teaspoons olive oil and mash into a paste.
  4. Meanwhile, grease a baking sheet with the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil; dust with the cornmeal. Stretch the pizza dough into a large rectangle and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes; stretch again to almost fill the pan.
  5. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 425°. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat, stirring often, for 5 minutes; drain and transfer to a plate. Add the spinach to the skillet and cook over low heat until warmed through; season with salt and pepper.
  6. Brush the pizza dough with the garlic paste. Top with the spinach and dollops of ricotta. Sprinkle with the bacon and mozzarella.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, lower the temperature to 400° and bake until the cheese is brown and bubbling, about 10 minutes.

Serves 4.

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LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 6 years
That sounds soooo good!!!
TADOW TADOW 6 years
I did it, it was wonderful, my boyfriend loved it
Akasha Akasha 6 years
Oh one more thing... I know I'm posting too much. I normally double the recipe for this dough and either freeze or refrigerate it, depending on when I plan on using it, for later. If you are freezing it wait until it has done it's refrigerator set for the 18 to 24 hours, kneed it and separate in to one pizza servings. You will need to thaw it before using. I normally take it out of the freezer the night before and throw it in the fridge.
Akasha Akasha 6 years
#6 - Pillsbury make a pizza dough, and my friends tell me the Trader Joe's pizza dough is pretty good, but they tend to be out of it a lot. Also, before my mother was kind enough to gift me the Kitchen Aid I have gone to one of the local pizza place in my area (neighborhood not chain) and ask to purchase a ball of dough from them. The first time the guy was weirded out by the request, and offered to make whatever kind of pizza I could think of, but I explained I was making the pizza for my boyfriend as a surprise and he gave in. If you can't find a pizza dough that you like I use this one from the food network: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/pizza-pizzas-recipe4/index.html Also, I very much recommend getting a pizza stone if you plan on making pizza once in a while. I purchased mine at Target for $20 and it came with the pizza cutting wheel, and a cooling rack.
Akasha Akasha 6 years
I made this yesterday and made a few changes to the recipe. I used prosciutto instead of bacon, and since my mother got me the Kitchen Aid mixer as a housewarming gift I made my own dough. Also, I mixed the ricotta, half the mozzarella, and spinach together before covering the dough with it. I then used the rest of the mozzarella to top it off, and laid the prosciutto on top. Also drizzled a little olive oil, and oregano on before baking.
Akasha Akasha 6 years
I made this yesterday and made a few changes to the recipe. I used prosciutto instead of bacon, and since my mother got me the Kitchen Aid mixer as a housewarming gift I made my own dough. Also, I mixed the ricotta, half the mozzarella, and spinach together before covering the dough with it. I then used the rest of the mozzarella to top it off, and laid the prosciutto on top. Also drizzled a little olive oil, and oregano on before baking.
TADOW TADOW 6 years
doing this tonight, without the bacon
cupcake_ cupcake_ 6 years
I think I may want to try this out..sounds yummy!
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 6 years
Looks delish!!!
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 6 years
Looks delish!!!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
I have all the goodies for this, expect I have fresh spinach. Sounds very yummy and so does mamasitamali's version - since I dried my own maters this years and still have fresh in my garden. Yes, I'm sorta bragging.
Food Food 6 years
Wow, a must make!
Food Food 6 years
Wow, a must make!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
I don't typically enjoy white pizzas, but this sounds delicious! I may modify with sauce or sliced fresh/ sundried tomatoes...
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