Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Spinoccoli Pizza

White sauce, spinach, broccoli, and grilled chicken. This is the best pizza that I have made so far. Loved it!


For the white sauce:
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. flour
¾ cup heavy cream or half-and-half
1 clove garlic, smashed
Salt and pepper, to taste
6 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

For the pizza:
Olive oil, for brushing
½ cup packed baby spinach leaves, torn
1 cup very small broccoli florets
1 cup grilled chicken
shredded mozzarella cheese
shredded cheddar cheese

To make the white sauce, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.  Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking constantly, until bubbling and light golden, about 1 minute.  Whisk in the heavy cream and garlic, and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens and bubbles.  Remove from the heat and whisk in the grated Parmesan until completely melted and smooth.  Discard the garlic clove.  

To make the pizza, preheat the oven and a pizza stone at 500˚ F for at least 30 minutes.  Roll out the pizza dough into a 12-14 inch round. Spread the white sauce over the crust, leaving a border clear around the edge for the crust.  Lightly brush the perimeter of the dough with olive oil. Sprinkle the torn spinach leaves over the white sauce.  Evenly distribute the broccoli florets and grilled chicken over the dough.  Layer evenly with the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.  Finish with additional grated Parmesan, if desired.  

Transfer the pizza to the preheated pizza stone and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the crust is lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before slicing and serving. 

Source: adapted from AnniesEats
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1 comment:

  1. This is a must-try recipe. I am glad you finally made the dough. What kind of light have you been using lately?