Recipe Spinach, mushroom, and smoked mozzarella pizza

medtran49

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2-1/2 to 3 cups baby spinach or regular spinach with stems removed
1/2 to 2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
olive oil
4-6 ounces crimini/baby bella mushrooms, washed and sliced about 1/4 thick
3-4 cloves of garlic
6 ounces smoked mozzarella (if your mozzarella is extremely smokey, use half fresh mozzarella as you don't want the smoke to overpower everything else)
1 ball of https://www.cookingbites.com/threads/no-knead-pizza-dough.12940/

Saute the spinach using very little oil until just wilted, don't overcook. Add in the red pepper flakes to your taste (if using), as well as salt and pepper as the spinach begins to cook. Turn the spinach out onto some paper towels in a plate to drain excess liquid and cool.

Wipe the above pan out and dry saute (very, very little to no oil in pan) the mushrooms, with a little bit of salt and pepper added at the end. Turn the mushrooms out as you did the spinach.

Chop garlic fairly finely, place in a small glass pyrex-type bowl (holds about 3/4 cup of fluid) and fill to about 2/3 full with olive oil. Place in microwave for 1 minute and let cool.

Drizzle your par-cooked pizza crust with the garlic oil and pieces of garlic, place the smoked mozzarella slices evenly on the crust, then the spinach, then the mushrooms. Bake in the oven or on the grill until done. On the grill at 500 F, it takes about 3-5 minutes.
 

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If you have an Italian deli, you might be able to buy freshly made smoked moz. The flavor of smoke is much more subtle than commercial brands.
 
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