Friday, August 27, 2010
Dirty Dancing Pizza
8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
handful of corn meal
On a sheet pan sprinkle a little corn meal. Roll out pizza dough to fit pan, turning ends in. Brush ends with a little xtra virgin olive oil and set aside.
In a skillet heat 2 tsp olive oil until hot, add garlic and saute' for 2 min. Add mushrooms and saute' additional 3-4 min, until they are soft. Add spinach leaves and stir until wilted. Sprinkle with a little cracked black pepper.
Spread the tomato pesto on the pizza dough. Using a slotted spoon, spread the mushroom and spinach/garlic mixture over the dough. Spoon teaspoons of the ricotta, add the olives and top with the shredded mozzarella cheese. SPrinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15-20 min.until mozarella is melted and bubbly. Note- if you don't have corn meal, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil onto sheet pan. (this will keep crust from sticking). If you don't have tomato pesto you can use tomato sauce, about 1 1/2 Tbsp, spread thinly over the crust.
Pizza is one of those things that's really fun to make together, maybe it's date night? Enjoy! Lots of energy for some dirty dancing!
I make pizzas all the time and hands down, this is my favorite!