Friday, June 29, 2012

Spinach and Turkey Pizza

This spinach and turkey pizza was amazing!  I made sure to roll out the pizza dough as thin as possible and it turned out nice and crisp.  You could make your own pizza dough (homemade pizza dough recipe link here)  or use store bought.  It is actually not too hard to make your own pizza dough, and I like to double the recipe so I can always have one batch in the freezer.  If you freeze the dough, just let it defrost in the fridge the night before you need it.  Anyway, this spinach and turkey pizza was great because of the fresh spinach.  If you want to make it vegetarian, just omit the ground turkey.  What is so great about making pizza is you can use whatever toppings you have at home, that's exactly how I came up with this recipe.  Enjoy!

Spinach and Turkey Pizza
1 batch of pizza dough (recipe here)
10 ounces fresh spinach
4 ounces ground turkey
½ onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 ounces cream cheese
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup parmesan cheese
1 roma tomato, sliced
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
non-stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Drizzle a little olive oil onto a baking sheet.

For the spinach
In a large pan, over medium-low heat, add about a tablespoon of olive oil and garlic.  Saute garlic for about a minute.  Stir in spinach.

Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until spinach is wilted.  Stir in cream cheese, salt, and pepper.  Cook for another minute and let spinach mixture cool.

For the turkey
In a skillet, over medium heat, spray with non-stick cooking spray, and add onion and ground turkey.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook for about 5 minutes or until turkey is cooked through and no longer pink.

For the pizza
Roll out pizza dough on a floured surface with a rolling pin.  Place rolled out dough onto a lightly oiled baking sheet.

Drizzle a little olive oil onto the pizza dough.

Spread the spinach mixture over the dough. 

Top with turkey mixture.

Top with shredded mozzarella cheese. 

Top with tomato slices. 

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until crust is crisp and lightly browned.