Recipe: Sausage and Spinach Pizza

Recipe: Sausage and Spinach Pizza
Posted on 09/10/2020
This recipe offers a double dose of spinach in the crust and as one of the toppings. The recipe (by Jodi and Spencer Schade) took first place in the entrée category at the 2014 Spinach Festival. 

Makes 2 pizzas



¼ C butter
10 oz. thawed & drained frozen chopped spinach
3 ½ C flour
3 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2/3 C milk
1 large egg


½ pound sausage
1-1/2 white onion
1 red pepper
1 orange pepper
1 yellow pepper
6 quartered cherry tomatoes
10 oz. thawed & drained frozen chopped spinach
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. olive oil
16 o.z tomato sauce
1 C shredded mozzarella cheese10.5 oz. goat cheese


Spinach Crust

Melt butter. Add spinach and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk and egg. Remove spinach and butter from heat and add milk mixture. Add spinach mixture to flower mixture. Stir until it becomes soft dough. Roll dough into 2 thick pizza crusts. Bake for 20 minutes at 450 F.

Spinach & Sausage Topping
Sauté sausage until cooked through. Add 1 chopped onion, minced garlic, 3 tomatoes, ½ chopped red pepper, ½ chopped orange pepper and ½ chopped yellow pepper to the sausage. Sauté 3 minutes. Add spinach. Sauté 3 minutes.

Brush cooked spinach crusts with olive oil. Spoon tomato sauce onto crust. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese onto crust. Add goat cheese chunks to crust. Add spinach and sausage mixture. Top with ½ sliced onion, ½ sliced red pepper, ½ sliced orange pepper, and ½ sliced yellow pepper. Cook at 425 F for 10 minutes.

Published Sept. 10, 2020