Dinner for Two: Spinach Pesto Pizza

Homemade Spinach & Pesto Pizza

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, do you have dinner plans yet? Whether you are single or part of a couple, this easy pizza could be just the thing for you. I admit the heart-shaped crust might be a bit much, but it’s the thought that counts.

The crust wasn’t exactly easy to shape & I just used my hands to mold it into the best looking heart possible. The pizza crust is a recipe a tweaked a little from allrecipes.com & it’s awesome. I use both wheat & all-purpose flour. I adore spinach & it’s amazing on this pizza.

Homemade Spinach & Pesto Pizza for Valentine's DayAll you need is wine & chocolate to go with this. And don’t worry, this pizza can easily serve four so you can have leftovers or invite over a friend or another couple to share.

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Dinner for Two: Spinach Pesto Pizza
 
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A savory Spinach & Pesto Pizza.
Ingredients
  • For the Pizza Crust:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 package dry active yeast (.25 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water (approximately 110 degrees F.) 1 additional tablespoon of water may be needed.
  • For the Toppings:
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese (thinly sliced)
  • ⅓ cup basil pesto
  • 3½ cups of fresh spinach, loosely packed
  • ⅓ cup basil pesto
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Pre heat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine flours, yeast & salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add in oil & water.
  4. Mix well & if your dough is too dry or not sticking, add an additional tablespoon of water.
  5. Bring the dough onto a lightly floured surface & mold it into the shape of a heart with your hands. Or feel free to just round it if the occasion isn't Valentine's Day.
  6. Once the dough is shaped place it on a large, flat baking sheet & bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven & spread the mayo over the whole entire crust evenly.
  8. Sprinkle crust with pepper & salt.
  9. Place the thin slices of mozzarella cheese over the pizza (you may use shredded mozzarella if you prefer).
  10. Spread ⅓ cup of pesto evenly over the pizza.
  11. Top with fresh spinach, ripping it as you place it. The spinach is going to be heaping & look like too much for the pizza, but don't worry it will cook down.
  12. Take the other ⅓ cup of pesto & drop small spoonfuls of pesto on the spinach.
  13. Top with parmesan cheese.
  14. Return the pizza to the oven & bake for another 15 minutes.
  15. Serve hot & enjoy.
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2 comments on “Dinner for Two: Spinach Pesto Pizza
  1. Weekend Cowgirl says:

    That is such a cute idea. Cowboy loves pizza so maybe I will try this heart day!

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