Individual Spinach and Mushroom Pizzas with Whole Wheat Crust

Yield: Makes 6 servings (1 serving: 1 pizza)
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Recipe from CarbLovers Diet

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Total: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 418
  • Fat: 16.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbohydrate: 56g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Sodium: 811mg

Ingredients

  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 cup very warm water (100°–110°)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus more for kneading
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling (optional)
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, cleaned well and patted dry, thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • Pinch of coarse sea salt, plus more for sprinkling on top (optional)
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, juices drained
  • 4 ounces fresh, salted mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)

Preparation

  1. MAKE CRUST:
  2. 1. Put yeast in a small bowl; add water and sugar. Gently whisk to combine. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  3. 2. Mix together flours and salt in a large bowl. Form a well in center of flour. Pour oil into the well and, with clean hands, rub oil into flour. Add yeast mixture to flour; mix to combine. Knead dough on a lightly floured work surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes. Form dough into a ball, place in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a clean dish towel, and let dough rise at room temperature for 90 minutes.
  4. 3. About 30 minutes before dough is ready, preheat oven to 500° with rack in center and pizza stone on rack. Once the oven reaches temperature, heat stone for at least 30 minutes.
  5. MAKE TOPPINGS:
  6. 1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small colander set over a bowl to drain excess liquid. Add remaining oil to skillet, and add spinach; cook until wilted and deep green, about 2 minutes.  Transfer to a plate. Place tomatoes in a bowl and, with clean hands, break up into small pieces. Season sauce with salt.
  7. 2. When dough is ready, gently remove from bowl and cut into 6 pieces.  Work with 1 piece of dough at a time, keeping unused dough covered with plastic wrap. Using both hands, roll into a ball, then press into a flat round, about 4 inches in diameter. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 7-inch round; transfer to a floured pizza peel.
  8. 3. Spread about 1/4 cup sauce onto dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border at edge. Working quickly, sprinkle with some of garlic, then add 1/6 of the mozzarella.Top with 1⁄6 of the spinach and 1⁄6 of the mushrooms. If desired, lightly drizzle pizza with additional oil and sprinkle with salt. Slide pizza off of peel onto stone and bake until edges are puffed and golden, about 5-6 minutes.
  9. 4. Transfer pizza to a cutting board; cut into 6 slices and serve immediately, with red pepper flakes, if desired. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
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  • PUBLICATION: Health
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