Spinach & Mushroom Pizza (Vegetarian Special)

As we set out on our quest for some more vegetarian-friendly recipes (as requested by Vildana – don’t worry we’re figuring out that delicious dish), we decided to revisit one of our favorites. Pizza! But not just a cheese pizza – well if you’re not *cough* Fatima *cough* – but mushroom and spinach pizza. Fatima dislikes mushrooms, so the spinach and mushroom pizza was all for me.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough (Homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 small box of frozen chopped spinach
  • Goat Cheese – garden herb flavored
  • 1-2 cups of Mozzarella Cheese (per pizza)
  • Mushrooms
  • Truffle oil (optional – bougie $$$)

For Cheese Pizza (Additional Items):

  • Pasta sauce
  • Cilantro

Directions:

  1. Take care of the dough (read directions for homemade or on the store bag)
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees (F)
  3. Prepare toppings (defrost spinach, chop up mushrooms, chop cilantro)
  4. Roll out the dough. Use flour to stiffen it up and to keep it from getting really sticky
  5. Slap dough on the oven rack and cook for about 10 minutes or until the dough starts to turn golden brown
  6. For mushroom pizza – spread goat cheese out on the cooked dough…For cheese pizza – spread out some pasta sauce
  7. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese
  8. Add the rest of the toppings (except truffle oil), spreading around the pizza to mix and even out
  9. For mushroom pizza – drizzle some truffle oil on the top (this is an ingredient that you do not want to over do)
  10. Place back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees (F)
  11. Take out, let cool off for a 5 minutes, cut, serve, eat, enjoy!

If you can, I would definitely try to get some truffle oil. The first time we made pizza, about 8 months ago, my parents funded our groceries, so we got away without having to pay for the truffle oil 🙂 – It’s expensive, but well worth it!

The goat cheese really gave it a different flavor. If you’re a fan of goat cheese, I recommend trying it out on pizza. It has a very distinctive taste, but the flavored herbs in the cheese bring out a unique experience and really help to elevate the richness of this simple pizza.

Anyone know how to make dessert pizza?

  • Stephanie
    October 8, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    soooooo pizza night soon?