Recipe: White Bean and Spinach Pizza


 

White Bean and Spinach Pizza, Courtesy: www.bettycrocker.com
White Bean and Spinach Pizza, Courtesy: http://www.bettycrocker.com

Here’s a great vegetarian pizza which can be customized to your own tastes.  Use your favorite greens, beans and cheese.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sun-dried tomato halves (not oil-packed)
1 can (15 oz.) cannellini (white kidney) beans or great northern beans, drained and rinsed
2 medium cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 ready-to-serve thin pizza crust (12 inches in diameter)
1/4 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 cup firmly packed and washed fresh spinach leaves, shredded
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 425°.
  2. Pour enough boiling water over dried tomatoes to cover; let stand 10 minutes. Drain. Cut into thin strips; set aside.
  3. Place beans and garlic in food processor. Cover and process until smooth.
  4. Spread beans over pizza crust.
  5. Sprinkle with oregano, tomatoes, spinach and cheese.
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • This was tasty, but there were a few unnecessary steps:
    • Instead of using sun-dried tomatoes which need to be reconstituted, use fresh tomatoes or jarred roasted tomatoes.
    • Rather than using a food processor to process the beans and garlic together, chop them very finely and use the back of a fork to mash them.
  • I spread a tablespoon of olive oil on the dough before spreading the beans mixture on it.

Yield: 6 servings

Source: http://www.bettycrocker.com

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