Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Spincah Alfredo Pizza
I used Renee's Alfredo recipe from her chicken Alfredo recipe, my whole wheat pizza crust which the original recipe came from Everyday Living magazine, and my spinach Alfredo pizza which the original recipe came from Pampered Chef. My recipes were altered some to make them mine own.
This recipe makes two pizza crusts so I had made one pizza for church and one for supper after church.
1 1/2 cups warm water (115)
2 pkg active dry yeast
1/4 cup olive oil
2 T palm sugar or other healthy sugar
2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
Place water in a large bowl and sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Don't put too much yeast or it will rise too much like in the picture above. Brush another large bowl with extra oil. In bowl with yeast, whisk sugar, oil and salt. Stir in flours with a wooden spoon until a sticky dough forms. Transfer to oiled bowl and brush top of bowl with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm spot until dough has doubled in size, about one hour. Turn dough onto a well floured surface. With floured hands knead until smooth about 15 seconds. For added flavor you may sprinkle the pan with garlic powder before putting the crust in the pan.
Bake the crust for ten minutes at 425 before adding the toppings.
8 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup Parmesan cheese
In a saucepan melt cream cheese, milk and Parmesan cheese. I added several shakes of pizza seasoning or Italian seasoning. Cook on low heat until melted and thick, you may need to add some more cheese, either mozzarella or Parmesan.
Spinach Alfredo Pizza
6 slices turkey bacon
1 package organic, fresh baby spinach leaves (about 8 cups) I cheated and used frozen last time.
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1 oz grated Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup packed)
1 cup Alfredo sauce
1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
on top of spinach. Top the pizza with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
For the second pizza, we just used a can of Muir Glen organic pizza sauce, turkey bacon and topped with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
Get out a good board game and have a great family night eating your pizza!