This was inspired by the Deceptively Delicious cookbook, in which Jessica Seinfeld hides spinach under the tomato sauce in her pizza. Apparently her kids haven’t learned to look under the sauce. Luckily, my kids don’t have an aversion to green foods yet, but I’m always looking for ways to just simply eat more vegetables and healthier foods. For this pizza, we pureed up some spinach and layered it under the sauce. We added the pizza sauce (whether you make your own or not, you can always add more veggies by blending it with carrots or sweet mini-peppers), then some chicken sausage, which turned out to be the perfect compliment to the spinach.
Hide pureed spinach under the sauce if your kids are afraid of green food… the sausage will totally throw them…
Its just me tonight. Hubby is off at a ‘board meeting’ and little girl is out with a funny tummy. I’m cooking for myself. I popped a frozen Kirkland pizza in the oven, and while it’s quite good for a frozen pizza, it wasn’t quite going to do it for me. Simultaneously, I was trying to go over my remaining produce from the Kula Fields delivery and see what I could make. Pineapple, bananas, tomatoes- gone. Some basil, arugula, and lettuce remain, plus an onion, but those things usually last for a while, plus I use onions all the time so I wasn’t particularly worried about that fragrant little guy. But the arugula sparked something in my head, and it quickly joined with some leftover goat cheese on the top of the pizza.
I cooked the pizza for almost the recommended time, then took it out and arranged some arugula and goat cheese on top, then popped it back in the oven for a couple minutes, for it to just melt on the top a bit. It was really heaven in my mouth, and honestly, you could serve this at a dinner party and no one would ever be the wiser.