Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spinach Feta Pizza

As I mentioned last week, I bought a huge tub of spinach on sale ... so, spinach being highly perishable, I've eaten quite a lot of the stuff in order to use it up before it started to get slimy.

Today's method of plowing through the supply involved a universal favorite: pizza.

I had a bit of leftover feta, as well as a lovely prepared blob of garlic-herb pizza crust dough (99-cents at Trader Joe's -- an incredible deal!), and decided that combining these ingredients would make not only a nutritious dinner but also excellent leftovers to bring for lunch at work.

So, that's precisely what I did: I placed the dough into a pan, threw as much spinach onto it as I could without burying the dough entirely, and used up the last of the cheese.

And it was an exceptional dinner, if I may say so myself ... :)

Spinach Feta Pizza

1 ball of fresh pizza crust dough
1/4 cup pesto
2 generous cups baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1/3 cup finely grated parmesan
freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 425F. Grease a 9"x13" baking pan.

With lightly floured hands, press the pizza crust into the prepared pan. Spread the pesto over the dough, leaving a 1" border. Tear the spinach leaves and distribute them over the pesto. Sprinkle the feta and the parmesan over the spinach, then grind pepper over everything to taste.

Bake for 20 minutes or so, until the crust is lightly browned.

Cut into 6 pieces and serve.



Robin said...
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Miriam said...

You're a genius Mary!!! I have a lot of spinach I need to "plow through," too :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Nicole said...

Oh how wonderful! I think I need to try this one soon!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a great idea! I often buy huge bags of spinach with good intentions, but then get tired of salad before the spinach is gone. This would be a good alternative to my usual Greek pizza. Thanks, Mary. :-)

Leanne said...

SERIOUSLY? SERIOUSLY? Ok. You had me at "Spinach.Feta.Pizza."

I just discovered last week that a nearby pizza place will sell it's absolutely fabu dough. And, as I happen to have a tub of spinach in the frig, guess what I'm making for din din tonight???? YUMMMMMM!!!!

Love this one, my dear! THANKS!!!

Jenn said...

Hello, Mary's Place? Yes, I'd like to order an extra large spinach and feta pizza....can you deliver to AZ?? :) Guess what I'm going to be thinking about all day.......Yep.. this pizza!!

Candace said...

I have a big tub of spinach in my fridge right now. This looks so yummy. I love simple pizzas like this. Must.find.dough! haha

Frugal in WV said...

Great looking recipe! Following you now from the cup of joe blog hop, look forward to your future posts! You can find me at

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Mary your blog post has made me do two things this am. the first is wish that I was back in MI so I could pop in on you and enjoy this pizza, how perfectly delicious!!! The 2nd is that I just NOW remembered that I have a bunch of spinach in the fridge that has prob. turned slimy, which is a cardinal sin because I have feta and could make pizza dough. Crap. There goes lunch!

Delicious recipe - thanks for posting this one!

Hug a tree with me said...

looks really yummy:)

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Sarah said...

Nice blogname and delicious recipies :)

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

What a creation! Yum..

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