The Ultimate Guide to Crafting the Perfect Spinach Pizza: You can eat your pizza and your greens at the same time. Try this pizza with spinach! It can make people who don’t like spinach change their minds. Yes, this pizza is all about the salty and garlicky taste! Any bitter taste in the spinach goes away when you eat the three cheeses.
Ricotta makes the base creamy, and mozzarella and Parmesan give it a stretchy texture and a savory taste. After adding some colourful vegetables and herb-flavored spinach, it’s ready to be served. Everyone will love it, especially with Italian salad. Even people who don’t like spinach!
The Ultimate Guide to Crafting the Perfect Spinach Pizza
Spinach pizza’s secret? Spinach frozen.
There’s a little secret about this spinach pizza. It has spinach that is frozen! What does that have to do with anything? It’s not just for the sake of convenience, though that is a reason. When you think of spinach artichoke dip, you can picture how good frozen spinach feels.
Frozen spinach and fresh spinach are pretty much two different things. Before it is packaged, frozen spinach is blanched, which means it is quickly cooked before it is frozen. When put on pizza, this makes it taste great because it’s slightly crunchy and almost fluffy, while cooked spinach can get slimy.
It makes us think of spinach and artichoke dip! When you use frozen spinach, you don’t have to cook it first. Yes, the ease of use is also a thing! It only takes a rinse under warm water to thaw frozen spinach. There’s no need to cook!
- 1 ball Best Pizza Dough (or Thin Crust Dough)
- 8 ounces frozen spinach
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- Kosher salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- 1 handful sliced red onion
- 1/2 jarred roasted red pepper (or fresh red bell pepper), diced
- 1/2 small garlic clove (¼ teaspoon minced)
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Simple steps for making spinach pizza
- There is white sauce (or olive oil) on top of this spinach pizza, which makes it a white pizza. The crust is the most technique-based part of making a pizza, and we’ll show you how to do it below.
- You can go straight to the recipe or read through these simple steps:
- Make the dough for the pie. Read on to learn more about how to do it. You can also make a “cheaper” pizza by putting this on top of Naan Pizza or Flatbread Pizza!
- Let the spinach thaw and season it. It only needs a quick wash in warm water. The important part is to use a strainer to get rid of as much water as you can! The spinach will be dry and almost crumbly after this. This is what you need!
- Spice up the ricotta. Add salt, pepper, and chopped garlic, and mix it all together.
- Spread mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on top, then add the spinach and vegetables. There you have it!
- Some more white pizza recipes? You can try our Ricotta Pizza or our White Pizza (Pizza Bianca).
What you’ll need
- You’ll need a few things to make your spinach pizza, whether you use our master pizza dough recipe or the thin crust pizza. These are the things we suggest:
- Pizza stone: You can use a baking sheet to bake pizza, but a pizza stone is so much better! In Italy, pizza stone is what makes the crust crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. We’ve found the best pizza stone and put together some care tips for it.
- Pizza peel: It’s easiest to move the pizza from the cutting board to the hot pizza stone in the oven when you use a pizza peel. This Standard pizza peel or this Conveyor pizza peel are both good choices.
- Change it up by making Spinach Artichoke Pizza!
- How much do you love spinach artichoke dip? (We do!) It’s easy to turn this spinach pizza into a spinach artichoke pizza! Do these things:
- Take out the pepper and red onion.
- Add some chopped artichokes from a can or jar of artichoke hearts on top of it.
- Or try this Spinach Artichoke Pizza for a little something different!
- Make pizza dough: Prepare the dough using the Best Pizza Dough or Thin Crust Dough recipe. This takes 15 minutes to make and 45 to rest.
- Preheat an oven-safe pizza stone to 500°F. OR preheat your pizza oven (we use this one).
- Prepare spinach: Run the spinach under warm water in a strainer and squeeze out as much water as possible to make it crumbly.
- Combine it in a bowl with ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt, garlic powder, and oregano.
- Prepare other toppings: Mince garlic. Mix ricotta, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, and minced garlic in a small bowl.
- Dice the roasted red pepper and thinly slice the red onion.
- Bake pizza: Dust a pizza peel with cornmeal or semolina flour before baking.
- You can use a rimless or rimmed baking sheet instead of a pizza peel. But a pizza peel is worth it!)
- How to Stretch Pizza Dough explains how to circle the dough. Carefully place the dough on the pizza peel.
- Season ricotta and spread on dough. Add mozzarella, Parmesan, spinach, red onion, and red pepper.
- Carefully place the pizza on the preheated pizza stone using the pizza peel. Bake the pizza for 5–7 minutes (or 1 minute in a pizza oven) until the cheese and crust are golden. Cut and serve immediately.