Everyone loves pizza but for those of us that can’t really eat dairy finding or making good pizza is a lot harder than you would think. I have always loved spinach pizza and after going pretty much dairy free nothing has changed. I still gravitate towards pizza whenever I have no better ideas so I found a great recipe for it!
What you need:
- 16 oz pre-made pizza dough
- 1 head garlic
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 4 oz vegan cream cheese
- 2 tbsp vegan mayo
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 cups baby spinach + a couple extra leaves for topping
- 1/2 large tomato chopped, seeds and ribs removed
- fresh parsley (optional) for topping
- red pepper flakes (optional) for topping
What to do:
Place dough on flour dusted surface and allow to come to room temperature (approx. 30-60 minutes).
While dough is resting, pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut the tip of the garlic head off (approx. 1/4″). Place on a sheet of foil. Drizzle olive oil over exposed garlic cloves and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Wrap foil tightly around garlic. Place on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
Remove garlic from the oven and allow to sit until cool enough to handle. Increase oven heat to 450 degrees.
While garlic is cooling, heat a pan on the stove top over medium heat. Add cream cheese, mayo, garlic powder, salt & pepper to the pan and cook until cream cheese is smooth. Add 2 cups of spinach to the pan and stir until spinach is wilted and combined. Remove from heat.
Roll pizza dough out on a baking sheet. Squeeze garlic out of the skin (the cloves should easily pop out). Spread cloves evenly on dough. Top garlic with cream cheese + spinach mixture and spread evenly. Top with tomatoes and place in the oven. Bake for 15-17 minutes (or until toppings are bubbling and crust is brown).
Remove from the oven and top with remaining spinach and optional toppings of choice.
Slice and serve.
See thats pretty simple, and the taste is undeniably amazing!! Now most people really love breadsticks and marinara with their pizza so I added in a good recipe for that as well.
What you need:
For the dough:
For the topping:
- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups Marinara sauce for dipping
What to do:
Put the warm water, brown sugar, and yeast in a large bowl, and let sit for about 10 minutes so the sugar feeds the yeast. It will look a little bit foamy on top.
Add the spelt flour, salt and 1/4 cup of olive oil to the yeast and water mixture, and mix together. Knead the dough with your hands just a little bit until it is smooth and elastic. If it seems too wet, add a bit more spelt flour.
Take a handful of dough, roll it into a log, and place it on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Stretch it out until it is about six inches long.
Repeat with remaining dough. You should get about 8 breadsticks.
Set aside to rise for one hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix the crushed garlic, Italian seasoning, and 3 tablespoons olive oil in a small bowl. Brush this mixture over the tops of the breadsticks.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
Enjoy with warmed marinara sauce for dipping if desired.
Let me know if you have tried this and like it!!