Spinach-Pesto White Pizza Recipe
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Spinach-Pesto White Pizza Recipe

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When my kids were really small, they were reluctant to eat their veggies and I had to get creative. I figured that because pesto is already green, it would be the perfect place for some spinach. The pizza was a big hit. —Janet Burbach, North Platte, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon prepared pesto, divided
  • 1 package (6 ounces) ready-to-use grilled chicken breast strips
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 453 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 956 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add spinach; cook and stir just until wilted. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup pesto. In a small bowl, toss chicken with remaining pesto.
  2. Place crust on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread with spinach mixture; top with chicken, mozzarella cheese and bacon. Drop ricotta cheese by rounded teaspoonfuls over top; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 slices.
Originally published as Spinach-Pesto White Pizza in Simple & Delicious August/September 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 453 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 956 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

A simple & quick recipe that really delivers the flavor. We loved this pizza and will be making it again. I didn't use the olive oil but just wilted the spinach in the bacon drippings.

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