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Savory Focaccia Pie Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Savory Focaccia Pie

Every now and then, I find myself gravitating toward the pre-made tomato-topped focaccia bread in the bakery aisle of my Whole Foods. However, I always shy away, wondering, what I would do with it? Luckily, I found this recipe which turns focaccia flatbread into a scrumptious and flavorful French-bread pizza. It's topped with three of my favorite ingredients — sausage, spinach, and goat cheese — but if you prefer other items, use those instead.

To start your weekend with this dish, get the recipe after the jump.

Savory Focaccia Pie

Savory Focaccia Pie

Savory Focaccia Pie Recipe 2010-06-02 15:18:55

Ingredients

3/4 cup oil-packed dried tomato halves with Italian herbs (3 oz.)
1 12-inch round flat-top rosemary or garlic focaccia
8 oz. bulk Italian sausage
1 4-oz. pkg. baby spinach (4 cups)
2 oz. goat cheese (chévre) or feta cheese

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F. Drain tomatoes, reserving oil. Place focaccia on large baking sheet and brush with 2 teaspoons of the oil. Cut in 8 wedges. Arrange wedges in circle. Place in oven to warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet cook sausage over medium-high heat, breaking up with a wooden spoon. Drain sausage in a colander, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in skillet.
  3. Cook spinach in drippings just until wilted.
  4. Set oven to Broil. Top warmed focaccia with cheese, dried tomatoes, sausage, and spinach.
  5. Broil, 4 to 5 inches from heat, for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is softened and toppings are heated through. Drizzle wedges with additional oil from tomatoes (optional).

Serves 4.

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