Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Superbowl : Spinach and Pepper-Jack Pizza

So this pizza could not be a quicker snack/meal - this recipe makes 2 huge pizzas... it says it serves four but it really could serve like 8 (depending on how fat everyone is).

The only small complaint I have is that it was slightly salty - I'm not sure if it's cause I had a heavy hand with the salt or because the pepper-jack was super salty. Either way, you can substitute the cheese however you want. The bacon gives it a lot of flavor. I would also probably use fresh spinach but if you dont have time, frozen spinach (which is what I used) still tastes delish.

Spinach and Pepper-Jack Pizza

8 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4 inch strips
2 10 oz packages frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, drained, and squeezed dry
3/4 lb pepper-jack cheese, grated (about 3 cups)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 12-inch store bought Pizza Shells (I bought Trader Joe's brand and it was soooo good)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan


  1. Heat the oven to 425°. In a large nonstick frying pan, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  2. 2.In a large bowl, combine the bacon, drained spinach, pepper jack, salt, and pepper and mix well. Brush the pizza shells with the oil. Divide the spinach mixture evenly between the two pizza shells and sprinkle the Parmesan over the top.
  3. Bake the pizzas directly on the oven rack (for a crisper crust) or on two baking sheets until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

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