We grew up eating this vegetarian spinach stuffed pizza, and it's one of my favorite meals. My mom has perfected this recipe and I wanted to post it so I would always have access to it. There's something so comforting about this double stuffed cheesy carb bomb!
When I was researching what to call this post I learned something new about the different styles of pizza. What's the difference between deep dish and stuffed pizza? Mainly, stuffed pizza has two layers of crust.
How do you make this Vegetarian Spinach Stuffed Pizza?
Prepare your pizza dough if you plan on making it from scratch. Here is my go to homemade pizza dough recipe but cut it in half for just one of these stuffed pizzas. If you are buying premade dough, you only need one package. Usually the premade doughs are about 15 ounces.
Start by draining some canned petite diced tomatoes and frozen spinach. It's important to splurge a little on these tomatoes and get some that are really good quality.
Then mix together your fillings. For the spinach add two cups of an Italian blend shredded cheese. We find the Italian blend has a lot more flavor than just using mozzarella. Add some olive oil, dried oregano and basil, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese to the tomatoes.
Spread the spinach mixture into the bottom of the pan and top with another layer of pizza dough. Trim off any extra dough. You don't want big clumps of dough anywhere because it will make the pizza too bready. Fold and pinch the bottom and top layers of dough to seal tightly. Cut some holes into the top crust to let air escape while the pizza bakes.
Add the tomato mixture to the top crust and spread it all the way to the sides so the crust doesn't burn. The cooked tomatoes do stick to the pan and caramelize, so you'll have to use a knife around the edges to get the pizza out.
Bake the pizza in a 475 degree oven on the bottom rack for 10 minutes then move to the top rack for an additional 20-25 minutes. It's important to finish the pizza on the top rack so the bottom doesn't burn and the top crust cooks all the way through.
Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing!
You could definitely add other ingredients to this recipe. Sautéed mushrooms and onions are delicious mixed in with the spinach. You could also try canned artichokes for a spinach and artichoke stuffed pizza. Let me know any good combinations you come up with in the comments!
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