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Monday, January 7, 2013

Cook: Whole Wheat Spinach & Feta Pizza

My husband and I have an unhealthy obsession with Domino's Spinach and Feta pizza. I know! I know! But sometimes, it's just a guilty pleasure when we don't feel like cooking. While grocery shopping, Brian got the grand idea to buy the ingredients to try and make it ourselves! We had talked about it before and now we finally got around to it and let me just tell you...best decision. 


Just take a look at that! It tastes as good as it looks, I swear it!

Even if you're not a big fan of spinach, trust me, you'll like this! 

Whole Wheat Spinach & Feta Pizza

Pizza Dough Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 cups of warm water
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 Tbs or 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • 6 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt

Toppings: 
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Sprinkle of garlic salt
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Grated romano cheese (optional)
  • Block of shredded mozzarella
  • Fresh spinach leaves
  • Crumbled feta cheese 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Prepare your pizza dough first. Basically you proof the yeast by letting the warm water, yeast, and sugar sit for about 10 minutes, then slowly mix in the flour (add in the salt and olive oil with the first cup of flour). Knead the dough once it is thick enough to be handled, adding flour as needed. Form it into a ball and let it "rest" for about 15 minutes. 


Now roll out the dough. We split the dough into two and they made a somewhat thin crust pizza but we got two instead of just one. I recommend splitting it into two because whole wheat pizza dough tends to be pretty filling, in my opinion. 


Press your fingers into the edges to create a crust on the outside. I made just a little crust so it would keep the sauce from spilling over but not so much that you end up wasting it. 


Carefully move the dough to your pizza pan. I brushed olive oil over the surface so that the garlic salt would stick. This step may or may not be needed. 


Sprinkle some garlic salt on the edges for a little delicious addition. 


Now sprinkle your parmesan all over. In hindsight, it's probably a better idea to put the parmesan on after the alfredo sauce because it made it a little more difficult to spread the sauce. 


Pour on the alfredo! 


Spread it to whatever thickness you prefer. We used maybe 1/3 of a jar. 


Mozzarella time! As thick or thin as you want! We like a bit of cheese as you can tell!


Fresh spinach leaves on top. It looks like a lot but they shrink up a bit in the oven. I think next time I'll put almost double this much. 


Sprinkle on your crumbled feta. We also put a little more mozzarella on top of the spinach leaves to help bake them onto the pizza.


Now bake the pizza for about 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on it though. 


Once the cheese starts to brown it's done!


Sometimes it can be tough to see when whole wheat is done because it's more difficult to see when it's browning. Relying on the cheese turning brown seemed to do the trick for our pizzas.



I used to be a plain cheese pizza kind of girl but after trying the spinach and feta pizza from Domino's, I was hooked! And now that we've mastered it at home, we're both totally hooked. I doubt we'll be calling Domino's anytime soon! The best part is that, despite all the cheese, it's at least whole wheat dough and there's spinach on it! 

We'll be making this again for sure! I think you should too!

Do you like to make your own pizza? What's your favorite kind of pizza to make or buy?

Till next time,
Catherine


I've linked up to Less Laundry, More Linking #5 with Life After Laundry and Sensational Creations!


5 comments:

  1. Oooh shouldn’t have looked at this before lunch because now I can think of nothing else! I don’t even think our Dominos do a spinach and feta pizza but I can’t wait to try this over the weekend. And surely it’s got to be sort of healthy with the whole wheat and the spinach or am I clutching at straws here?

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    1. If you're clutching, so am I! The way I see it, there's spinach (add more if you want, I will next time!), and it's whole wheat pizza dough. Whole wheat is much better for you than bleached and enriched stuff and plus it fills you up faster, so you'll eat less! Be sure to comment again and let me know how it turns out this weekend! :)

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  2. Oh my goodness!! I have made this pizza before but your recipe is SO much better! I can't wait to try it :) Thanks for sharing it at the Less Laundry, More Linking party.

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    1. Thanks!! It's so good...I could eat it every week! Hope it turns out delicious for you! And thanks for having me :)

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  3. christ, the calories on that!

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