Pizza. I don't know about you but I day dream about pizza all day every day. I'm always thinking about the different things I could put on a pizza, I love experimenting with different textures and flavors. Last time I shared with you the Bomb BBQ Chicken Pizza and I hoped you loved it! It's definitely one of my favorites.
Today I'm super excited to share this recipe for my spinach & feta pizza. It's so savory thanks to all that delicious feta cheese and it has great flavor from the spinach and roasted red peppers! I feel like you won't judge me when I say I can eat a whole one of these pies (okay, not really, but my heart tells me yes).
Roasting the red peppers is definitely optional, if you don't have time than that's okay, it will still taste phenomenal, but if you have an extra 30 minutes give it a try (I throw it in the oven while I'm getting everything else together). I really love the texture of roasted red pepper on pizza (but my husband prefers non-roasted). So it's up to you!
As for the spinach, you'll want to steam it first and drain as much liquid out as possible. Otherwise you'll have a sad, soggy pizza. I just use my hands and squuueeeeze using all my strong muscles thanks to my boxing classes, or so I like to tell myself.
Don't worry about exact measurements, when you make pizza it's all about adding as much or as little of a topping as you'd like. I'll attach the link for my pizza dough recipe (it's the best, Jerry!). Anyone get my Seinfeld reference?
1 pizza dough ball
pizza sauce (I use marinara from costco)
1 pkg frozen spinach cooked and drained (alternatively fresh spinach leaves, steamed and drained)
1 red pepper, *roasted and sliced into strips
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 475.
Stretch dough and lay on a pizza peel that was sprinkled with corn meal (or whichever method you bake your pizza). Spoon on the sauce and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with mozzarella, spinach, red peppers and feta crumbles. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper again. The salt really brings out the flavors of the pizza, don't skip that step.
Pop it in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese has bits of brown on it. Transfer to a cutting board, slice and serve.
*To roast a bell pepper turn your oven to broil, making sure there is a rack near the top of the oven (and please do this prior to turning the oven on folks). Put the bell pepper in the oven for 15 minutes, turning once halfway through the cooking time. It will get charred. Remove it from your oven and put it in a small ziploc bag, sealed. After 15 minutes scrape off the skin of the bell pepper, remove the seeds and slice up. Voila roasted bell pepper!