Deep Dish Spinach Pizza Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time1 Hr 30 Min
Ready In2 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseMethod
DishMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Frozen bread dough16 Ounce, thawed (1 Loaf)
 Frozen chopped spinach20 Ounce (2 Packages, 10-Ounce Each)
 Chopped onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1 Tablespoon
 Beaten egg1
 Ricotta cheese15 Ounce (1 Carton)
 Grated parmesan cheese2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Canned pizza sauce8 Ounce (1 Can)
 Shredded swiss cheese/Mozzarella cheese6 Ounce (1 1/2 Cups)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3348 Calories from Fat 1437

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 162 g248.6%

Saturated Fat 90.6 g452.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 697.1 mg

Sodium 5029.6 mg209.6%

Total Carbohydrates 283 g94.4%

Dietary Fiber 26.6 g106.3%

Sugars 30.4 g

Protein 180 g360.7%

Vitamin A 1179.3% Vitamin C 313.2%

Calcium 404.9% Iron 166.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Let dough rise according to package directions; punch down.
Cover; let rest 5 minutes.
Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with heavy-duty foil; grease foil on bottom and 1 inch up sides.
Roll dough into a 14 x 10-inch rectangle.
Pat onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of pan.
Prick bottom and sides of dough.
Bake in a 425° oven about 10 minutes or till dough starts to brown; cool.
Meanwhile, cook spinach according to package directions; drain well.
In a small skillet cook onion in butter till tender.
Combine egg, ricotta, Parmesan, spinach, and onion mixture.
Spread over pizza crust.
Pour pizza sauce over all.
Freeze for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or till firm.
Lift pizza out of pan.
Cover the top with clear plastic wrap.
Seal in heavy-duty foil, label, and freeze.
To serve, place frozen pizza on a baking sheet.
Remove top foil and plastic wrap.
Fold back bottom foil, leaving sides covered.
Bake in a 375° oven for 60 to 65 minutes or till heated through.
Top with cheese.
Bake about 10 minutes more or till cheese melts.
Let stand 5 minutes; remove foil.
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