Herbed Pizza with Potatoes, Spinach, and Smoked Mozzarella


We did a similar pizza about a month ago, BUT it did not have spinach on it. The spinach mix really seals the deal. And, cooking the spinach down with garlic is a great way to get some extra vegetables, too.

Dough Ball Rising
Dough Ball Rising

Shape the dough Shape the dough into a ball and put it on top of flour, on top of the pizza peel. Let it rise for 20 minutes.

Prepare the toppings

Cook down the spinach and garlic
Cook down the spinach and garlic

Spinach: Chop a cup of mushrooms, six cloves of garlic, a red onion (in slices) and a small yellow onion. In a frying pan over medium heat, heat up a little olive oil and add the garlic. Once the garlic starts to release aromas, add a whole bag of spinach, stirring constantly until it cooks down. Drain, remove the spinach mixture and set aside.

Sautee the onions, mushrooms & potatoes
Sautee the onions, mushrooms & potatoes

Mushrooms and Potatoes: Put two small potatoes in boiling water for eight minutes (parboiling them). Quarter and then cut into slices. In the same spinach pan, heat a little more olive oil and add the chopped yellow onion. Saute until translucent and then add the mushrooms and some fresh rosemary. Saute the mushrooms until they release their water, then add the sliced potatoes, salt and pepper.

Pressing Out the Dough
Pressing Out the Dough

Press the dough ball, working from the center to the edges, beginning to shape it into a large flat pizza shape. Keep working the dough, and then give it a few tosses like you saw them do it at Pietro’s Pizza when you were small. You can do it! It’s fun!

Layer on the ingredients On the pizza peel, add lots of semolina flour. Lay the dough on top of that. Add a drizzle of olive oil and the rest of your chopped garlic. (Keep all your ingredients away from the edges.) Add a first layer of grated smoked mozzarella. Then add the spinach layer. Then the mushroom/potato mixture. Top with a final sprinkling of smoked mozzarella and a layer of sliced red onions.

Topping the Pizza
Topping the Pizza

Use the pizza peel to slide the pizza onto a pizza stone. Bake at 450 for ten minutes, until the cheese is brown and bubbly.

Herbed Pizza with Smoked Mozzarella, Potatoes, and Spinach
Herbed Pizza with Smoked Mozzarella, Potatoes, and Spinach

Ingredients

  • Herbed pizza dough ball
  • Bag of spinach (6 oz)
  • Yellow Onion
  • Red Onion (1/4)
  • Six cloves garlic
  • Cup of mushrooms
  • Two little red potatoes
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • Smoked mozzarella

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7 thoughts on “Herbed Pizza with Potatoes, Spinach, and Smoked Mozzarella”

  1. Hi there! 🙂 I keep saying I want to try potato on pizza – I’m sure it will be delicious! My next pizza is this one! The combination with the spinach sounds wonderful and I also like the herb dough. Thank you for posting.

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