Four Cheese White Pizza

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Four-Cheese White Pizza
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Rise Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Basic Pizza Dough or 1 pound prepared pizza dough, at room temperature

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

  • 6 ounce fresh baby spinach

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)

  • ½ cup shredded provolone cheese (2 ounces)

  • ½ cup shredded Asiago cheese (2 ounces)

  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese

  • 2 tablespoon toasted pine nuts

Basic Pizza Dough

  • 1 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup flour

Directions

  1. If using, prepare Basic Pizza Dough; let rise as directed. (If using prepared pizza dough, follow package directions.) Preheat oven to 500°F. Coat a 14-inch pizza pan with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. In a medium nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Gradually add spinach; cook about 2 minutes or just until wilted. Remove from heat.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14-inch circle. Transfer to the prepared pizza pan.

  4. In a medium bowl combine mozzarella, provolone, and Asiago cheeses. Sprinkle half of the cheese mixture over dough. Top with spinach; drizzle any oil and garlic remaining in skillet over spinach. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese mixture. Top with spoonfuls of ricotta cheese; drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil.

  5. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes or until crust is brown on the bottom. Sprinkle with pine nuts.

Basic Pizza Dough

  1. In a small bowl combine warm water, olive oil, yeast, and sugar. Let stand about 5 minutes or until foamy. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl stir together the 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and salt. Stir yeast mixture into flour mixture until smooth. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Using 1/4 cup additional all-purpose flour, knead in enough of the flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth but just slightly sticky (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 2 hours). Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
17g Fat
29g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 449mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Protein 14g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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