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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Spinach Tomato-Basil Pizza

Today I decided to do a little experimentin' and came up with this yummy treat for the fam's dinner.

Truth be told, this Spinach Tomato-Basil Pizza is a bit of a departure from my "what I'm known for" Deep Dish Pizza...

However, we LOVED it-- and it will definitely be making reappearances in our menu... just sayin'

I started out by preparing the dough... My secret family recipe has 2 ingredients... Jiffy and Hot Water...

Now, in future versions of this pie, I am going to give cast iron skillet broiling a try, but tonight I just needed to get 'er done...so I threw the dough into my jelly roll pan.

Then I quickly pricked it with a fork...

And popped it in the oven for 3-5 minutes, just to get the crust puffy.

Then I sauced things up with this amazing squeezable pizza sauce bottle...

Genius! This company total gets me...

Then I snipped up a couple basil leaves on top of the sauce...

Then I shredded some Havarti cheese (available at Aldi's) on top... You can use whatever you have on hand...

Then I grabbed some freshly clean spinach...

And cut it up and threw on top...

When working with spinach and herbs, a lot times I skip my knives and just use my kitchen shears to cut things up right on the spot.

I then sliced up 4 tomatoes and placed them on top...

Then the MOST important step, season well with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper... it makes all the difference.

Then I sliced up a ball of fresh mozzarella (also available at Aldi's) and dotted the top of my pizza.

I baked her up at 425 degrees until my crust was golden and my cheese was bubbly.

Then I stepped back because Puddie was armed and dangerous!

It was truly fantastic. So yummy!

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6 GOODe Thoughts:

oh how i wish i could make something like that to feed my family.

I made pizza tonight too! 1/2 cheese and 1/2 sausage/pepperoni/mushroom. Only one piece left! :-) Great minds......

I am so going to try this one!! It looks completely amazing and you could even add other veges on it (Just sayin, don't tell my kids!!)

This looks really awesome. And really quick too. I never thought about using my kitchen shears for basil or spinach, good tip!
And don't you just love Aldi's?

Can't wait for basil season! Looks delicious. :)

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