Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil, plus
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, for the dough
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 6 cups bunch spinach, steamed or 3 (10 ounce) boxesfrozen whole spinach leaves, defrosted, squeezed of any excess water
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons golden raisins, soaked in water to cover (optional)
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts (optional)
- 1 recipe pizza dough, Rao's Neighborhood Pizza Dough Recipe (Neighborhood Recipe Pizza Dough, or recipe)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Heat 1/4 cup of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until golden, about 2 minutes. Add the spinach, salt and pepper to taste, raisins and pine nuts, if desired, and toss until the spinach is thoroughly coated and flavorful. Transfer the spinach mixture to a colander and let drain.
- To make 2 large pies, divide the pizza dough into two equal rounds. Roll out one round into a 14-inch circle. Spread 1 tablespoon of the oil over the dough and place half the spinach mixture onto half of the rolled out dough. Fold the dough over the mixture to form a half moon, and seal the edges with the tines of a fork. Repeat with the remaining ball of dough. To make 8 small pies, divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, rolling them each into a 4- to 5-inch circle and dividing the spinach mixture equally among them. Fold and seal as directed above.
- Transfer the pies to an oiled rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the crust is lightly golden. Remove from the oven, cut into slices, and serve.
- Makes 2 large pies or 8 small pies.
This is great! We are a family of spinach lovers, and this was a great combination. The filling could be eaten without any sort of dough on the outside. We made a half-recipe and actually made a regular pizza out of the rest of the dough. It solved the biggest problem I have with pizza night, the lack of leafy green vegies. Everyone ate this with gusto and loved it to pieces! Thanks for the recipe, it'll be a regular on pizza night!
This tasty pie is truly surprising; small number of ingredients, but they deliver. I didn't use the raisins (I was out) but did use the pine nuts and took the easy way, using frozen spinach and ready-to-use store-bought pizza dough. Makes this a snap to prepare. I'm impressed! Served this with Mimi's Josephine's Tuna Pasta Salad #127147 and the combination was excellent. Thanks for posting!