Florentine Pizza with Seasoned Oil

Spinach and ricotta are a super combination on this meatless pizza.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1/4
cup CRISCO® 100% Extra Virgin or Pure Olive Oil
1/2
teaspoon black peppercorns
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
dried bay leaves
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach
1/2
cup ricotta cheese
1
container (5.2 oz) garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese (about 3/4 cup)
3/4
cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4
cup shredded Swiss or Emmentaler cheese
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray large cookie sheet with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray, or line with cooking parchment paper. Unroll pizza crust dough on cookie sheet; press dough into 13-inch round. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 8-inch nonstick skillet, mix oil, black peppercorns, red pepper flakes and bay leaves. Cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bay leaves start to brown. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 3 Cook spinach in microwave as directed on box. Drain spinach; cool 5 minutes. Carefully squeeze with paper towels to drain.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese and spreadable cheese until well blended. Spread over partially baked crust. Top with spinach, mozzarella cheese and Swiss cheese.
  • 5 Bake 12 to 17 minutes longer or until cheeses are melted and crust is deep golden brown.
  • 6 Pour oil mixture through fine-mesh strainer into jar or small pitcher; discard seasonings. Drizzle each serving with oil.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    460
    (
    Calories from Fat
    250),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    28g
    28%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    700mg
    700%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    36g
    36%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    18g
    18%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    80%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    35%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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