Pizza Party: White Pizza with Ricotta and Spinach.

It's time for another blogger food party!  After covering tacos and chili, we're moving on to pizza.  I love pizza recipes because you can pretty much put any myriad of things on top of a crust and it comes out tasting yummy.




Pizza night around here is never that simple, though.  My husband requires some meat on his pizza and the kids will only eat plain cheese.  So that leaves me with this:



We make a lot of pizza, completely from scratch.  The crust is done in the food processor, and I love how it turns out because it's so much less sticky than what you buy at the grocery store.  And since it's made in the food processor, there's no stirring or kneading and takes just a few minutes.  The sauce is also made from scratch because it tastes better than the sweet jarred pizza sauce.  So the kids get red sauce and a cheese blend, my husband in this case got hamburger, bacon, and tomato with red sauce, and I made myself a favorite: white pizza with ricotta and spinach. 



Spinach Ricotta Pizza

Pizza crust*
Olive oil
1 small container part skim ricotta cheese
3 T dried parsley
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
1 tsp Emeril's essence seasoning.
Fresh baby spinach
Shredded mozzarella cheese / Italian cheese blend

Roll out the crust to the desired shape, brush with olive oil.  Mix the ricotta cheese with the dried seasonings and spread an even layer on the crust.  Top with the baby spinach and then the shredded cheese.  Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until top cheese is browned.

*For those who want the crust recipe:

Combine one package active dry yeast with 1 tsp sugar and 2/3 cup warm water.  Wait 10 minutes for yeast to foam.  In a food processor, combine 1 2/3 cup of flour and 1 1/2 tsp of salt.  With the processor running, add the yeast mixture and 2 tsp. olive oil.  Blend until dough forms.

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I hope you'll give it a try!  And make sure to check out the other bloggers/food partiers:

Paige from Little Nostalgia
Heidi from Rowhouse14
Marilyn from Pulp Sushi
Meg from 18 Preston
Kelsey from Be Like the Fox


14 comments

  1. Yum! Looks so good! I love making pizza at home.

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  2. Paige @ Little NostalgiaNovember 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    That looks SO GOOD. Spinach is one of my favorites, and I really like a white pizza just to switch things up. How funny that you had to make three different versions! :-)


    You're right, the dough recipe isn't that hard. Would that work in a KitchenAid mixer?

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  3. It looks delicious!

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  4. I wanna hang out at your house! All of these pizzas look delish. I haven't had a White Slice in years but yeah, that wouldn't fly in my home. :)

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  5. They look great!! Your kids and husband are spoiled. :)

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  6. HA! best oven shot yet, certainly makes me want come over.
    ricotta sounds so good on pizza! but I may go your husbands route and add some bacon and hamburger.

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  7. Me too! And it's so easy! I really should try some other ingredients, though! :)

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  8. I don't know- probably somewhat? I have the Cuisinart food processor and the recipe came in a book with the machine. It blends it up in about less than a minute.

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  9. You're welcome anytime! :) Yea, it's hard to not serve meat around here, and if I try it on occasion, he'll go find a can of tuna or something later on. I can't skip it!

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  10. Thanks! I like to think so! LOL

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  11. LOL! I was thinking, I need to take a shot of this. Good thing I have 3 racks and the oven convects.

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  12. I hopped over here from Little Nostalgia, and I'm so glad I did! Your pizza looks so yummy too...Now I'll have a pizza craving for the rest of the week. I just mentioned on Paige's blog that I've never made homemade pizza dough before, so thanks for the recipe. I'll have to give it a try!

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  13. Oh, hers looked so good! And yes- you should try the dough. If you have a food processor, it's so so simple!

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