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Classic Spinach Pizza

 Classic Spinach Pizza
Our testers really went for the combination of flavors in this fresh and fancy pizza. Pretty and definitely company-special, it’s sure to become a favorite with your guests, too! Gilda Lester - Millsboro, DE
6 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.


  • 2 ounces pancetta or sliced bacon, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded provolone cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Romano cheese


  • In a large skillet, cook pancetta over medium heat until crisp. Using
  • a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. Saute garlic in
  • drippings for 1 minute. Add spinach; cook just until wilted. Drain
  • spinach mixture on paper towels.
  • In the same skillet, saute mushrooms in oil until tender; add the
  • pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat; transfer to a
  • small bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the Mascarpone
  • cheese, olives and pancetta.
  • Place crust on an ungreased pizza pan. Spread mushroom mixture over

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Classic Spinach Pizza (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • crust; layer with spinach mixture, provolone and Romano.
  • Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield:
  • 6 slices.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 435 calories, 27 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 824 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.