Sausage, Spinach, and Provolone Pizza Recipe

Created by Kate Merker back in October of 2009, this pizza will serve six hungry people, but they will have to be patient as it takes one hour and fifteen minutes to make. (Have your guests arrive about halfway through the cooking time and everyone will be sated and happy.)

Happy eating and enjoy!



cornmeal for the pan

1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 links Italian sausage, casings removed (about 3/4 pound)

1 small bunch spinach, thick stems removed (about 3 cups)

kosher salt and black pepper

1/3 pound thinly sliced provolone


1. Heat oven to 425º F. Sprinkle a rimmed baking sheet with the cornmeal. Shape the dough into a 14-inch circle and place on the prepared baking sheet.

2. Brush the dough with 1 tablespoon of the oil and bake until puffed and golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the spinach and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook, tossing, for 1 minute.

 4. Top the partially cooked dough with the sausage mixture and cheese. Bake until the crust is crisp and the cheese has melted, 12 to 15 minutes.


Posted by M Dee Dubroff, on January 10, 2013 at 9:00 AM