Italian Spinach Pizza

Dawne Gibbs Recipe

By Dawne Gibbs beauty1960

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Every Sunday, when we had company, my mother would whip this pizza together within minutes. My sisters and I would sit and watch, sometimes not so patiently, for it to come out of the oven. She would make a slightly different version of it every time but it always started with spinach. Such wonderful memories and tasty recipes past down for all of us.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Perfect for a hearty appetizer or a main dish! The hot Italian sausage adds a zip without being too hot... Simply yummy.


1 lb
frozen bread dough - thawed
2 box
frozen chopped spinach
1 pkg
sliced provolone cheese
1 1/2 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 lb
hot italian sausage - bulk
1/4 tsp
garlic powder, italian seasoning, black pepper
1/2 tsp
onionpowder, salt
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
2 medium
plum tomatoes - optional
olive oil
basil & grated parmesan on top

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut dough in half then roll out into a rectangle. Place on cookie sheet rubbed with olive oil until ready to fill. Pre-heat oven to 400.
In a large skillet brown sausage. When sausage is cooked put a Tble Olive oil in pan and saute drained spinach. Add seasoning except for Basil If you want Tomatoes in your recipe add them now.
Divide Provolone cheese side by side on lower half of dough (long way). Divide spinach mixture between the dough on top of provolone. Spinkle with grated cheese and mozzarella. Fold other half of dough over filling and press to seal edges.
Rub top of dough with Olive oil and sprinkle with Basil and grated paresan cheese. Bake until dough is golden brown, about 30-40 min. Let sit 5-10 minutes before slicing. Cut in 2 inch slices short way. Enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers, Pork, Pizza
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian

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Leanne Macias luvs2pardy
Jul 14, 2015
Oh & I 4got to mention that they also come in hot (spicy), sweet or mild. Hope this helps you.
Leanne Macias luvs2pardy
Jul 14, 2015
@Roselind - hot italian sausage comes in packages of either ground or link form. I buy Johnsonville brand & is usually found in the meat isle between the beef & pork
Roselind Heinekamp feminamaxima
Jul 7, 2015
What do you mean by hot italian sausage - bulk?
Mar 9, 2015 - Sharon Colyer shared this recipe with discussion group: Daughter's of the King.
Cathy Angrisani gingerrael
May 19, 2013
It's really very simple. Divide the 1lb. of bread dough in half and roll each half into a rectangle. To make it easier for you, turn the rectangles so that one long side of each rectangle is facing you. Now, continue the recipe, browning the sausage and adding the spinach to it. Next, take half of the provolone and scatter it across the lower half of the dough rectangle and repeat with the rest of the provolone on the next half of dough. Now, take half of the spinach mixture and place it on one of the triangles on top of the provolne and repeat using the rest of the spinach mixture on the other rectangle. Now continue with the grated cheese and mozzarella on each one, then fold the top of each rectangle over the filling, press to seal and viola!!!! Delicious by the way and congrats on the blue ribbon.