Roast Pork and Spinach Pizza

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Fresh spinach has a wonderful, aromatic flavor. But it also harbors a lot of water that can make pizzas and other dishes soggy. Be sure to squeeze liquid from spinach before adding to other dishes.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutes

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 1½ cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. spinach, cleaned and lightly steamed
  • 1 lb. roasted pork tenderloin, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 pizza pans with olive oil.
  • Roll or press pizza dough into two 12" circles, slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. Place dough in prepared pans.
  • Spread ¾ cup sauce in the center of each pizza, leaving edges bare.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the cheeses and toss gently to mix. Sprinkle half the cheese blend over the sauce on each pizza, leaving edges bare.
  • Press as much water as possible from steamed spinach. Coarsely chop spinach and distribute evenly over cheese on pizzas. Top cheese and spinach with sliced pork. Sprinkle with sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Remove pizza from oven carefully. Set aside to rest briefly before slicing. Repeat process with second pie.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 1½ cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. spinach, cleaned and lightly steamed
  • 1 lb. roasted pork tenderloin, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 pizza pans with olive oil.
  • Roll or press pizza dough into two 12" circles, slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. Place dough in prepared pans.
  • Spread ¾ cup sauce in the center of each pizza, leaving edges bare.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the cheeses and toss gently to mix. Sprinkle half the cheese blend over the sauce on each pizza, leaving edges bare.
  • Press as much water as possible from steamed spinach. Coarsely chop spinach and distribute evenly over cheese on pizzas. Top cheese and spinach with sliced pork. Sprinkle with sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Remove pizza from oven carefully. Set aside to rest briefly before slicing. Repeat process with second pie.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories260
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium490mg
Total Carbohydrate29g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars4g
Protein18g