When life gives you spinach, make pesto. Spinach is back at the market thanks to our friends at Johnson’s Backyard Garden. One way to get the kids to gobble up this leafy green is on this Spinach Pesto & Bacon Pizza. Spinach is loaded with flavor and Vitamin A, K, C, and iron, as well as Folate, Beta Carotene, and Manganese. Pick some up at the market this Sunday!

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Spinach Pesto & Bacon Pizza | LocalSavour.com
Spinach Pesto & Bacon Pizza
Servings Prep Time
8-10 slices 10-15 minutes + dough
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 slices 10-15 minutes + dough
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Spinach Pesto & Bacon Pizza | LocalSavour.com
Spinach Pesto & Bacon Pizza
Servings Prep Time
8-10 slices 10-15 minutes + dough
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 slices 10-15 minutes + dough
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
for the pizza
for the dough
Servings: slices
Units:
Instructions
for the pizza
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place spinach, pecans, olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper into a food processor or blender and mix together until well combined and spinach is completely blended. Roll out or hand toss dough onto a well greased pizza pan. Spread spinach pesto out evenly onto the dough, leaving about 1/2" around the outer edges. Next sprinkle half of the cheese around the pizza, top with crumbled bacon strips and top with the remaining cheese.
  2. Place into the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes. Once slightly golden on the outside and the cheese is fully melted, remove from the oven and serve.
for the dough
  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast for 5 minutes in the warm water. Then add flour, olive oil, sugar and salt. Mix until blended and then knead for about 10 minutes either by hand or in your mixer with the dough hook on low. Check dough to see if it's smooth, elastic and not sticking to the bowl. Add a touch more flour if needed to prevent sticking, then transfer dough into a lightly olive oil coated bowl and cover with plastic wrap or towel and place in a warm place. Let rise until doubled in size. About 1 1/2 hours. Dough can be used right away or placed into a plastic bag and refrigerated for up to a week.
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