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Classic Spinach Pizza Recipe

Classic Spinach Pizza Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 ounces pancetta or Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms in oil until tender; add the pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Transfer to a small bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the mascarpone cheese, olives and pancetta.
  • 3. Place crust on an ungreased pizza pan. Spread mushroom mixture over crust; layer with spinach mixture, provolone and Romano.
  • 4. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 slices.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 435 calories, 27g fat (12g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 824mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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Seminoles User ID: 1412865 174589
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

"Wonderful! I made these using four pita breads as crusts since I needed to leave the pepper flakes out of some, and it turned out beautifully. The flavor of the pancetta really seemed to make this extra special."

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