Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pepper and Spinach Pizza

I seriously think this is my new favorite pizza. It's delicious -- light and tasty; perfect for a summer day!

Pepper and Spinach Pizza

Crust Recipe - From Amy at The Finer Things in Life

1 T yeast
1 C really warm water (but not too hot that it kills the yeast -- that is, not boiling!)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 T olive oil
1.5 C whole wheat flour
1 C white flour


1 1/2 C Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 C fresh spinach, chopped (or, half of a frozen pkg., cooked)
1 C bell pepper strips (red, yellow, green, your choice)
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 T Parmesan cheese

Prepare the crust by mixing warm water, sugar and yeast in a small bowl. Allow yeast mix to sit while you mix the dry ingredients together. Then add oil and salt to the yeast mixture and stir.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, and stir to combine. Knead the dough (about 5 minutes) on a lightly floured surface until firm.

Cover and set dough aside for 5-10 minutes while you prepare the veggies. Setting the dough aside for a few minutes helps make the dough easy to roll out into a pizza.

Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over crust; top with remaining topping ingredients.

Bake about 20 minutes or until crust is light golden brown and cheese begins to brown.

This post is linked to The Grocery Cart Challenge's Recipe Swap and Friday Feasts.


  1. Oh, how fantastic looking! We LOVE pizza at our place!
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  2. I just made my first ever homemade pizza dough last night and was so pleased with how it turned out! I used Crystal's (Money Saving Mom) recipe, but am going to copy this one to try as well. I like the addition of the olive oil and wheat flour. The pictures of your pizza are gorgeous!

  3. That looks amazing. I am always looking for great new topic combos to try on homemade pizza. And I see you have lots and lots of great recipes. I love to try new recipes so your blog will be a great resource.

  4. that looks DELICIOUS!!
    We love homemade pizza here too, but we need to wait for our oven to be working before we can really bake anything. Last time we made bread it went up in flames (our oven overheats!)

  5. Honest to goodness, isn't that just wonderful looking.

  6. Wow! This looks fantastic. I love all the bright colors and fresh flavor combinations. Yum!

  7. My mouth is watering! And it looks so healthy. A great combo!


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