garlic & spinach white pizza

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You may have heard me say this before, I’m not the biggest fan of cooking.  I usually end up loosing track of time so I’m always scrambling last minute.  So, dinner must be easy to toss together with minimal prep.
I think this pizza recipe came from a Rachel Ray magazine my mom gave me years ago, but I’m not positive.  I ended up tweaking it to make it even easier on myself.
WARNING:  Made from scratch purists, shield your eyes.

  • Heaping tablespoon squeezable minced garlic
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • Refrigerated pizza dough (I use Pillsbury thin crust)
  • 1/2 bag of real bacon recipe pieces (about 5 tbs)
  • 10 ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded cheese (I use part-skim)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese (I use the lowfat version)
PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees.
Grease a baking sheet with 1 teaspoon olive oil and dust the pan with the cornmeal.  Unroll the refrigerated pizza dough, and stretch it over the baking sheet. 
While the dough is resting, add the spinach to a small skillet over medium heat and warm it up. Season the spinach with salt and pepper and then set aside.  Mix together the remaining olive oil with the minced garlic (you can add more or less oil and garlic depending on preference) and spread over the pizza dough. 
Top the dough with the spinach and ricotta.  Then toss on the bacon and mozzarella cheese.
BAKE for 15 minutes.  Then, lower temperature to 400 degrees and slide the pizza off the baking sheet directly onto the oven rack and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese browns (you know, don’t burn the darn thing). 

Sorry for the lack luster photos.  I was HUNGRY, and didn’t take time for beauty shots 😉
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  1. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Avatar

    Thanks! Now I have dinner planned for tonight. 🙂

  2. Kathryn Avatar

    That. looks. delicious.

  3. Maria Matiopoulou Avatar

    We make pizza once a week every week but I've never tried anything similar! Now I have too!

    Looks healthy and delicious

    Maria x

  4. Mindy Avatar

    No, look away! Store-bought crust, say it ain't so! LOL
    I don't think I've ever tried the tube crusts before. Probably easier to work with than the bags of fresh dough. I'll have to give it a whirl.

  5. Becky {This Is Happiness} Avatar

    That looks so scrumptious! Must try it 🙂

  6. Maria Avatar

    Mmmmm this pizza looks absolutely delicious!!!!

  7. More Sister Stuff Avatar

    Oh my goodness that looks AMAZING!!! I want to have that tonight!! Thanks for sharing! I found you on thirtyhandmadedays!

  8. Julie E Avatar

    This pizza sounds delicious. Stopping by from 30 handmade days. Pinnging!

  9. mama lola Avatar

    my husband is the pizza baker at our house; i will pass along this recipe, cuz it looks DELISH! my mouth is watering just looking at the pics!!!

  10. Jenn Avatar

    This sounds fabulous!

  11. Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl Avatar

    This looks amazing! New fan here. I hope I can persuade you to come share on my Farm Girl Blog Fest:

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