This smoked mozzarella spinach pizza is loaded with flavor. Chewy crust, sautéed spinach with lots of garlic and lemon, smoked mozzarella and ricotta cheese. A dreamy white pizza!
It’s pizza friday over here!
This deliciously loaded pizza is topped with sauteed spinach, some caramely onions, lots of garlic, lemon, smoked mozzarella and ricotta. Oh and a chewy crust that also has tons of flavor.
Doesn’t get much better than that.
This is my kind of pizza. No red sauce, no meat – I’m all over it. Eddie loves a good white pizza too and it’s not unusual that we get a red and white so we can have the best of both worlds.
This pizza is actually a copycat of one at a local restaurant. They’ve had it forever and their pizza is great – it comes on flakey crust (like a puff pastry!) and the spinach, smoked mozzarella and caramelized onions make for the perfect combo.
I seriously crave that pizza!
So of courseI had to make it at home.
I had tons of spinach (um, accidentally ordered a four pound bag from costco, do you even KNOW how much four pounds of spinach is!?) that was about to meet its maker and I happened to have some smoked mozzarella too. Huge win for me!
Also for any of you OG readers… doesn’t this kind of remind you of my marinated kale and ricotta pizza? Horrific photography aside, it really does look similar. But I promise it is the same!
First, the smoked mozzarella is everything. It brings so much flavor to any dish, but extra flavor here with the lemony garlicky spinach. They two complement each other so well. Second, the spinach has ridiculous flavor for being so so simple.
This is how I make the magic happen:
My favorite pizza crust. I’ve used this recipe for a million years. Remember my garlic bread pizza crust? I love it because you can split it in two (or even in thirds) to have a thinner crust or use the whole recipe for a larger pizza with a chewier, thicker crust. I like both, it just depends on my mood.
Sauteed onions. If you have all the time, you can caramelize them. I allow mine to get about half caramelized. Like kind of browned. Then into the pan goes the garlic and spinach.
Oh yes. Sautéed spinach! The major flavor players here are lots of garlic, lemon and red pepper flakes. Don’t forget the salt and pepper. And don’t be afraid to use a lot of spinach. This pizza that I order is packed with spinach – there are pockets of spinach an inch thick. It’s perfect and so flavorful.
Ricotta cheese for a little creaminess. This makes a difference in flavor and texture. I really enjoy it.
Finally, smoked mozzarella. It makes the entire pizza. It’s so smoky and a little sharp. I can hardly stand how good it is. (more…)
Jessica March 4, 2022 at 05:00PM