Pizza Bianca with Spinach and Arugula
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If you buy baby spinach in a microwavable bag (check the label), you can speed through Step 2: Following the directions on the spinach bag.
fresh spinach7 oz, baby leaf variety, rinsed
arugula4 oz, bunch, cleaned and rinsed
grated Parmesan cheese⅓ cup(s)
part-skim ricotta cheese½ cup(s)
part-skim mozzarella cheese½ cup(s), shredded
table salt½ tsp
black pepper¼ tsp, freshly ground
frozen pizza crust dough10 oz, thin, prebaked
fresh tomato(es)1 medium, sliced
olive oil½ tsp
balsamic vinegar½ tsp
garlic clove(s)1 clove(s), small, minced
- Adjust one oven rack to the lowest level of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Place the spinach and arugula, with the water still clinging to their leaves, in a 10-inch nonstick skillet. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat until the greens are reduced in volume and softened, 2 – 3 minutes. Drain in a colander, pressing out the excess liquid, and coarsely chop the greens.
- Combine the Parmesan, ricotta, mozzarella, the chopped greens, and the salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Place the pizza crust on a baking sheet. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge.
- Toss the tomato, oil, vinegar, and garlic in a small bowl and sprinkle over the top of the pizza. Bake until the crust is hot and crisp, 10 – 12 minutes. Serve at once. Yields 1/6 of pizza per serving.