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Spinach Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza

Spinach Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza is a hearty pizza for family movie night or game day.
A couple of helpful TIPS: 1. Make the spinach first, set aside & let it drain. 2. Make the pizza dough, cover and let it rise. 3. Make the pizza sauce.

Ingredients

Instructions

Prepare Spinach

  1. In a saute pan heat oil and add the chopped garlic cooking until translucent. Try not to brown.
  2. Add in the fresh spinach, stirring with a spatula or wooden spoon until the spinach just starts to wilt. Add in the nutmeg and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Remove from pan and place in a paper towel lined dish to absorb some of the moisture.

Pizza Sauce

  1. In a small saucepot heat the oil and add chopped garlic. Cook until garlic is translucent and then add in the red pepper flakes.
  2. Add in the tomato sauce and cook on a low simmer for 20 minutes, covered.
  3. Stir in fresh chopped parsley and or basil.
  4. You can make the sauce early in the day and leave covered until ready to use.

Assemble The Pizza

  1. Cut in half the pizza dough you made in advance.
  2. Roll out one half of the dough and place in the well greased cast iron skillet.
  3. Add the drained cooked spinach and spread evenly on the pizza dough. Sprinkle about ½ cup of shredded mozzarella over the spinach.
  4. Roll out the other half of the dough and lay it over the spinach layer.
  5. Crimp together the edges of the two layers of dough so they don’t separate
  6. Spread tomato sauce over the top of the dough.
  7. Add slices of mozzarella and/or shredded mozzarella – to taste – and sprinkle with ¼ cup of parmigiano reggiano cheese on top.
  8. Drizzle lightly with a little olive oil, add salt & pepper to taste.
  9. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25-35 minutes or until the dough is lightly browned on the bottom.

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