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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoons - sugar
  • 2 envelopes - active dry yeast
  • 2 cups - very warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
  • 1/3 cups - oil
  • 4 cups - to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons - olive oil
  • 1 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1 cans - 28 oz. crushed tomatoes with added puree
  • 2 teaspoons - oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons - basil
  • 1/4 teaspoons - each salt and pepper
  • 3 packages - 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well-drained
  • 2 1/2 cups - shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cups - freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cups - grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoons - each salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoons - basil
  • 2 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons - olive oil
  • 2 cups - sliced mushrooms, optional
  • Directions:

    For dough, dissolve sugar and yeast in the water in a large bowl; let st and until bubbly. Stir in 1/3 cup of oil. Stir in 4 cups of flour until smooth. Stir in remaining flour as needed until stiff dough forms.

    Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic. Place into greased bowl. Turn to coat top. Let rise covered in warm place 1 hour until doubled in bulk.

    Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in large saucepan; add garlic, saute 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, oregano, 1-1/2 teaspoons basil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Simmer 30 minutes or until very thick.

    Mix remaining ingredients in large bowl. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

    Punch down dough. Let rest 10 minutes. Roll 2/3 of the dough into a 16-inch circle. Fit it into a 12-inch deep-dish pizza pan with sides overhanging.

    Put spinach mixture into center of dough and smooth evenly over surface.

    Roll remaining dough on lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle. Put over filling. Crimp edges; cut excess dough at edges so dough is level with top crust.

    Pour sauce over dough to cover. Bake at 450 degrees 25 to 30 minutes until dough is golden.

    Brief Description

    Deep-dish pizza stuffed with cheesy spinach mixture and baked with sauce on top.

    Main Ingredient:

    spinach

    Category:  Main Dish

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 2 hour(s)
    Cook Time: 30 min

    Posted By:

    MarySue

    Posted On:

    May 6, 2020

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