Monday, February 25, 2013

Verdura Pizza Recipe

Created by Sandra Lee for the Food Network, this easy recipe takes a total of 24 minutes to make from preparation to oven to table. It will feed eight hungry people.

This recipe is very healthy and fairly low in fat and calories.

Try it once and you will find yourself enjoying it time and time again.



Cooking spray
1 (13.8-ounce) package refrigerator pizza crust dough (recommended: Pillsbury)
1/2 cup pasta sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 (5.5-ounce) package crumbled goat cheese
1-1/2 cups baby spinach, washed
1 (6-ounce) jar artichoke hearts, quartered in marinade, marinade reserved (recommended: Progresso)
3/4 cup roasted red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Lightly spray the backside of a baking sheet with cooking spray. Unroll the pizza dough onto the sheet pan.
3. In a medium bowl, stir together pasta sauce, garlic powder, and oregano. Use a pastry brush to brush the top of the dough with olive oil. Spread the sauce over pizza dough leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with goat cheese. Bake for 12 to 17 minutes.
4. In a large bowl combine the spinach with 2 tablespoons reserved artichoke marinade, artichoke hearts, red bell pepper strips, and olives. Toss together.
5. Remove pizza from the oven and top with veggies. Slice and serve.

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