Sunday, December 9, 2012

Florentine Frying Pan Pizza

Cookbook Recipe #27

This is one of my favorite Rachael Ray Cookbooks. Because it has pictures! It also has pictures of all the steps, which is nice sometimes because then you know it looks like it is supposed to as your going along. I was looking through this book recently and came across this recipe for Individual Frying Pan Pizza. The original recipe called to use 6 inch cast iron skillets to make individual pizzas. I decided to use my 12 inch cast iron skillet to make one large pizza for Phil and I. Plus I do not have several different sizes of cast iron skillets. So, I just increased the recipe a little bit and it came out great. I would definitely eat this pizza with a knife and fork because it came out soooo hot that when you bite into it, the spinach and cheese ooze out a little bit and burnt my chin. And for sure let it cool off a bit before cutting into it!

Florentine Frying Pan Pizza
Adapted from Rachael Ray's Look + Cook

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup milk
1 pound package fresh spinach
1 pound store bought pizza dough
1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the mushrooms and cook until brown.

Meanwhile cook spinach in a large skillet until wilted.

Lower the heat and add butter to the pan and melt. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and salt and pepper. Stir in cooked spinach. Remove from heat.

Pour remaining one tablespoon of olive oil into cast iron skillet and coat the sides with a pastry brush.

Roll out pizza dough to fit skillet. Form pizza dough to skillet.

Pour spinach mixture into skillet. Top with cheeses.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Let cool for 5-10 minutes.

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