I can’t believe it has been about three months since I last made a pizza! I think I just wasn’t willing to wait for dough to rise on a weeknight and wasn’t thinking about it on weekends. Well I solved that problem today, I set my dough to rise around 10am and didn’t bake it until 7pm! I actually knocked it down once and let it rise again – still delicious. Today I knew I wanted a pepperoni pizza but I wanted one that would be really filling. In the past I would of loaded up my pizza with tons of cheese and smothered it in pepperonis but today I wanted a healthy pizza, yes healthy and pepperoni in the same sentence. I had just bought a big bag of spinach and had some onions and tomatoes that needed to be used and I couldn’t think of a better way to make my pizza healthy and filling than to use all of these ingredients.
Pepperoni Pizza: 8 slices
1 Pizza Dough Batch
1C Tomato Sauce
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion Powder
2TB Fresh Basil – Chopped
Salt & Pepper
2oz Turkey Pepperoni
1 Large Onion – Thinly Sliced
1tsp Olive Oil
1C Cherry Tomatoes – Sliced in Half
1/2lbs Fresh Spinach – Rinsed & Dried
4oz Mozzarella – Shredded (part skim)
Make the Pizza Dough – warning it takes only a few minutes to make but it takes a few hours to rise! Fast forward a few hours… dough is just about ready to stretch onto the pizza pan, so for now we will make the onions. Chop the onions and toss into a skillet with the olive oil and a pinch of salt, cook over medium heat for about 20-30 minutes stirring every other minute or so until nice and golden brown and caramelized. Remove from the heat and set to the side. Now to make the pizza sauce, mix the tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper and the basil together.
Time to assemble! Stretch out the dough on a greased pizza pan and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes, spread the sauce on top of it then add the spinach, half the cheese, the pepperoni, tomatoes, onions then the remainder of the cheese on top. Place in a 500° oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crust nice and golden. Remove from the oven, let it sit for a minute then serve and enjoy!
WW: 5 Points Plus / slice