Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mediterranean Pizza

When my honey and I were visiting grandchildren in Aurora, Colorado, they brought home pizza from a chain called Papa Murphy's. What makes this pizza chain unique is that they do not bake the pizza, they just prepare it for you to take home and bake completely there. One of the unbaked pies they brought home was something called a Mediterranean Pizza. I'm a pizza purist and I'm not into weird pizza pies with pineapple or ham or kiwi fruit. All I heard was spinach and thought, here we go, another strange pie.  As the pie was baking it smelled exactly like the pies we would get in Vincenza, Italy so I was thinking this may not  be so bad after all. When they took it out of the oven I saw it was filled with sun dried tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese and garlic and oil on a crisp crust.  I was in heaven. 

 We don't have Papa Murphy's here in Atlanta so I had to replicate it. 

  1. Pillsbury's refrigerated thin crust pizza dough
  2. Jar of sun dried tomatoes...sun dried  Brushetta works well too
  3. Container of Feta cheese
  4. crushed garlic
  5. fresh baby spinach
  6. olive oil
  7. Mrs. Dash Italian seasonings (mostly greens)
  8. shredded Mozzarella
  9. some breadcrumbs or corn meal
PREHEAT Oven to 375 degrees
Using a cookie sheet or a large round pizza pan, sprinkle breadcrumbs or corn meal in the pan and then lay the pizza crust in the pan.   Brush dough with olive oil and then smear the crushed garlic all over the dough.

Using entire jar of sun dried tomatoes, cover the dough and then sprinkle with Mrs. Dash Italian seasonings.

The smell of the sun dried tomatoes and the garlic is heavenly.

Now place fresh spinach on the pie. 

Cover pie with the feta cheese and sprinkle a little bit of the shredded mozzarella (less then 1/2 cup).  Now bake for about 15 minutes. 

This pizza is so good and is light and easy to make.  About 180 calories per slice (6" by 6").   You can add meat like chicken or sweet sausage but it's really good without and it keeps the fat calories down without it. I made this for my honey as he watched both playoff games and we have enough left over for another meal tomorrow.    I hope you enjoy the recipe.  Sea Witch


Cindy said...

LOvE this post!

shirley said...

That sounds yummy. We have a chain called Pizza Capers here and they are to die for.....but I would suspect too often and the calories would pile on.

Richard Cottrell said...

Makes me hungry, I am having pizza tonite myself. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

That looks delicious! We love using feta on pizza, usually with some fresh basil leaves and kalamata olives. I must try this recipe with the spinach and sundried tomatoes. Yum!


Lillianna said...

wow! it looks so yummy! just like my mom makes it!