Cremini Marsala Pizza with spinach pesto

Lunch / Dinner

Cremini Marsala Pizza with spinach pesto

Cremini Marsala Pizza with spinach pesto is a pizza designed to satisfy your craving and deliver plenty of nutrition at the same time. The whole-wheat crust adds nutty flavor and is sturdy enough to stay crisp without being heavy.


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Combine water, honey, and yeast; let stand until foamy, 5 minutes, then stir in 1 Tbsp. oil.

Pulse all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, and 1 tsp. salt in a food processor; add yeast mixture, and pulse until a dough forms around blade. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl, turn to coat, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled, about 2 hours.

Meanwhile, purée spinach, walnuts, garlic clove, and 1 Tbsp. oil in food processor; season pesto with salt and black pepper.

Sauté mushrooms, shallots, and sliced garlic in remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat until mushrooms brown, about 5 minutes; deglaze with Marsala and vinegar, scraping up any brown bits. Simmer until liquids evaporate, about 5 minutes; season with salt and black pepper.

Combine ricotta, thyme, sage, and pepper flakes.

Punch down dough, reshape into a ball, and let rise again, covered, 30 minutes more.

Preheat oven to 475° with baking stone on lowest rack; liberally dust the back of a baking sheet with cornmeal.

Roll dough on a floured surface into a 12-inch circle, about ¼-inch thick; transfer to prepared baking sheet. Spread spinach pesto on crust; top with mushrooms, ricotta mixture, and Parmesan.

Arrange baking sheet on baking stone. Bake pizza until crust is crisp and golden, 1215 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 443

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18g 27%

Saturated Fat 5g 25%

Cholesterol 17mg 5%

Sodium 631mg 26%

Carbs 53g 17%

Protein 17g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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