Spinach & Garlic Pizza

Cuisinart original

One of our favorite combinations, and it is simple to prepare and
sure to please all.


Makes one 10 to 12-inch pizza


2          teaspoons olive oil, divided

1          garlic clove, thinly sliced

2          cups packed fresh spinach

¼         teaspoon kosher salt

           Pinch freshly ground black pepper

½         recipe Basic or Gluten Free (page 27 and 28) Pizza Dough

1⁄3         cup prepared pizza sauce

4          ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced or cubed

           Pinch crushed red pepper, optional

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 196 (32% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 8g • fat 7g • sat. fat 2g
• chol. 9mg • sod. 468mg • calc. 49mg • fiber 1g


1. Put 1 teaspoon of the oil into a medium skillet set over medium-low heat. Once hot, add the garlic and sauté until softened, but not browned. Add the spinach along with the salt and pepper. Sauté until just wilted, but still bright green. Remove and cool slightly.

2. Stretch or roll the dough to a 10 or 12-inch round and fit onto an oiled pizza screen or into the provided baking pan (oiled). Brush the top of the dough with the olive oil and then spread the sauce across the surface, leaving about 1 inch around the edges for a crust. Evenly distribute the sautéed spinach and garlic and then top with the mozzarella and crushed red pepper, if using.

3. Adjust the rack to position 3. Set to Pizza, 12-inch fresh at 450°F for 14 minutes. Once the oven is preheated, slide pizza into the oven. Check a few minutes before cooking time is finished so that the pizza is not too dark.

4. Slice and serve.