Pesto Pizza with Spinach, Mushrooms, Onions and Mozzarella

Honest to benefits, this is my last pesto-related blog post for some time. What motivated this kick? Welp, it remained in truth this pizza.

To begin the week off on a high-spirited note, David and also I determined to venture out of San Francisco for a fast check out to a couple of areas in Marin and also Sonoma. Naturally this suggested quiting at Russian River to re-fill somebody’s growler– and also choose one up for a next-door neighbor that was past useful with recently’s rubbish– prior to heading house.

That did we occur to encounter there? My moms and dads! They got on their means house a day early from their trip numerous hrs north, and also made a decision to quit at the brewery for lunch. What are the probabilities? David as well as I had actually simply consumed, however we joined them to capture up and also listen to all the information from their journey. The pesto-sauced pizza they got– the Nu Deal– scented so, so great, causing my unrealized pesto food cravings.

The mix of onions, mushrooms, spinach, pesto and also mozzarella isn’t one I would certainly have considered on my very own; it’s rather various, yet functions. Consuming the pizza last evening, I maintained assuming it was evocative another thing I would certainly had, yet I simply could not put it. (Prepare on your own for a kinda wacky-sounding monitoring.) It was truly troubling me till I figured it out– escargot! In between the cozy, oily natural herb combination and also sautéed crimini mushrooms– in addition to the bread component– they share a really comparable taste and also appearance account as well as look.

Since I’ve continued regarding pesto for 3 days, I’m transforming points over to you– what’s your preferred method to make use of the sauce?

Pesto Pizza with Spinach, Mushrooms, Onions and also Mozzarella

Heather Sage

Prep work Time: 2 1/2 hrs, mainly non-active

Cooking Time: 7– 8 mins each

Makes: 4 personal-size pizzas (trust 1– 2 each)



  • 1/2 dish gluten-free pizza dough (go here for the dish)
  • 1 ounce (2 tbsps) olive oil, split
  • 4 ounces (from concerning 1 tool) really thinly cut (1/16 ″) yellow onion
  • 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, trim stems and also reduce right into 4– 6 wedges
  • 1 dish homemade pesto (or regarding 1/2 mug shook, drainpipe excess layer of oil from leading)
  • 2 ounces (concerning 2 mugs) fresh spinach
  • 8– 12 ounces very finely cut mozzarella ¹

. For Serving:

  • Chiffonade of fresh basil
  • Red pepper flakes


Make Dough:

Prepare dough according to instructions.

DO AHEAD: Dough might be made and also completely increased a day or more in advance. When climbed, transfer to refrigerator. Offer space temperature level prior to making use of.

Put Together and also Bake Pizzas:

About 15 mins prior to the dough prepares, eliminate just about one shelf from the stove. Area staying shelf on the most affordable degree, established a big, rimmed cooking sheet upside-down in addition to it, as well as preheat to 475 ° F– 500 ° F

. While stove warms, established a big frying pan over tool warm and also cozy 1 tbsp of the oil till sparkling. Include onion to the frying pan and also chef, mixing sometimes, till softened and also browned in places– 5– 10 mins. Eliminate onions to a heatproof plate; reserved. Include staying tablespoon oil to the frying pan and also rise warm to medium-high. When sparkling, include the mushrooms, throwing promptly to layer with oil. Chef, mixing just one or two times, till deep gold brownish– concerning 2 mins complete. Transfer to heatproof plate; alloted (drain pipes any type of collected juices prior to utilizing).

Punch down dough as well as divide right into 4 items (concerning 3.5 ounces each); cover with a hardly moist towel to maintain wet. Roll one round of dough out on a tidy, millet flour covered surface area right into an extremely slim, concerning 1/8 ″ thick, circle. To develop crust, fold up the outdoors sides (concerning 3/4 ″) in, press to secure and also roll once more till it’s nearly level (see pictures listed below).

Transfer dough to a sheet of light weight aluminum foil (kink the sides of the aluminum foil, if wanted). Spread with 1/4 of the pesto, leaving a 1/2 ″ boundary around the sides (I made use of a tiny countered spatula– the sauce is thick, yet will certainly cover the surface area uniformly). Organize 1/4 of the spinach leaves over the pesto, overlapping them as required and also delicately pushing to stick. Leading with 1/4 of both the drained pipes, sautéed mushrooms and also onions. Do with 2– 3 ounces of chopped mozzarella (I utilized 2 ounces for the image over). Repeat with staying dough as well as garnishes.

Location pizza( s) ², light weight aluminum foil as well as all, onto the warm cooking sheet. Cook for concerning 7– 8 mins or till crust is browned and also celebrity is thawed. Eliminate from stove and also offer promptly, garnishing with basil and also red pepper flakes if preferred.


¹ I generally choose utilizing Ciliegini (cherry tomato dimension fresh mozzarella) due to the fact that every one of the items coincide dimension, leading to even more also cheese circulation. And also, it is a lot easier to reduce them in fifty percent (making use of a blade or cooking area shears) than it is to cut the rounds. Nevertheless, it– in addition to every one of the various other fresh, liquid-packed, non-marinated mozzarella– ran out supply at Trader Joe’s when I shopped, so I grabbed the following best kind offered– a 16 ounce unsliced log. It additionally is available in an 8 ounce round, as well as pre-sliced variation that is packaged really in a similar way– I similar to it reduced a little bit thinner for even more also thawing.

² I can simply healthy 2, in contrary edges, on the cooking sheets I make use of.

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